[artinfo] CFP: Archive Based Productions

Erwin Verbruggen everbruggen at beeldengeluid.nl
Thu Dec 11 12:49:52 CET 2014

VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture

Call for Papers

Archive Based Productions, Vol. 4, Issue 8, Fall 2015

In 1927, when Esfir Schub released her commissioned film The fall of 
the Romanov Dynasty to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 
October Revolution, she hardly knew that her extensive use of film 
footage and newsreels of the event would mark the invention of a new 
'genre': the archive based production or compilation genre. 
Television has adopted this genre, but audiovisual archives have 
fuelled a wide array of programmes and genres beyond compilation 

Government, business, broadcast and film archives as well as amateur 
collections and home videos are commonly used to spark memories and 
re-enact events from the past in various contexts. They are made 
widely accessible and re-used in traditional broadcast productions or 
given a second life in digital environments through online 

This issue of VIEW invites scholars, archivists, producers and other 
practitioners to consider, highlight and elaborate on the use and 
re-use of moving image archives in media productions (for cinema, 
television, web, etc.). Contributions are welcome in the form of 
(short) articles or video essays.

Proposals are invited to explore (but not limited to) the following 
topics and questions:

- Has the digital environment created a paradigm shift in the use of 
audiovisual archival materials?
- The authenticity of audiovisual archives in the digital environment;
- In what ways can audiovisual archives transform our relationship to 
the past? What is the role of archives in helping us reconnect with 
or understand the past? How do national/organisational archive 
policies impact or limit the histories that are informed by these 
- The audio-visual archive as proof, testimony or document of 
reality, as shared heritage or collective memory;
- Case studies using moving images as historical sources;
- The use of archives in creative productions;
- Ahistoricism in the use of audiovisual archival materials;
- Found footage in moving image productions;
- Compilation programmes studied through issues of representation, 
distribution, production, reception, etc;
- Various formats and subgenres of compilation programmes: 
biographies, historical productions, art forms, etc;
- Comparative studies of the compilation genre;
- The search for identity in audiovisual archive collections;
- The use of national audiovisual collections in a European or 
international context.


- Contributions are encouraged from authors with different kinds of 
expertise and interests in television and media history.
- Paper proposals (max. 500 words) are due on January 31st, 2015.
- Submissions should be sent to the managing editor of the journal, 
Dana Mustata (journal at euscreen.eu). A notice of acceptance will be 
sent to authors in the 3rd week of February
- Articles (2 - 4,000 words) will be due on May 15th 2015.
- The VIEW Archive Based Productions Vol. 4, Issue 8, is planned for Fall 2015
- For further information or questions about the issue, please 
contact the co-editors: Mette Charis Buchman (mch at dr.dk) and Claude 
Mussou (cmussou at ina.fr)

See www.viewjournal.eu for the current and back issues. VIEW is proud 
to be an open access journal. All articles are made findable through 
the DOAJ and EBSCO databases.


VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture


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