Workshop: Teaching Local/Regional Film Histories
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7/16/2018 at 8:07:00 PM GMT
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Workshop: Teaching Local/Regional Film Histories
Workshop CFP: Teaching Students to Research and Document Local/Regional Film Histories
This workshop proposal comes out of a course we co-taught this past year at the University of Oregon on film exhibition history.  In the course, students began, through their own primary research, to build a history of exhibition in cities and towns in Oregon, from around 1900-1929.  The resulting public-facing part of the course was this website: 
As anyone knows who does this type of work, there remains a lot of research to be done in documenting and analyzing local/regional histories of movie exhibition and moviegoing.  In the past decade or two, digital archives and accompanying digital tools provide exciting potential for collaborative research, for presenting the results online, and for collecting, sharing and visualizing data about regional and local exhibition practices. This workshop is designed to discuss what happens when you engage undergraduates in this very type of work. 
We are seeking additional workshop facilitators who are interested in addressing this topic, either because they’ve taught similar topics before, or because they’re interested in further integrating their own research with their pedagogy. Topics may include, but are in no way not limited to:
·         Tools for managing collaborative digital projects
·         Strategies for teaching research methods
·         What is possible and what are the limits?
·         How to make collaborative digital projects scalable and sustainable
·         How to ensure quality control of data, facts, citations, presentation
·         Strategies for incorporating digital humanities tools into undergraduate research
·         Strategies for teaching with primary sources
·         Collaborations with librarians and archivists
This will be a “best practices”(and lessons learned) -style workshop, and our facilitators will bring teaching materials to distribute among attendees, including model syllabi, assignment prompts, and discussion prompts. 
To express interest, please contact Elizabeth Peterson at and/or Mike Aronson at aronson@uoregon.eduby August 3 and explain how you would be able to contribute to this workshop. Participants will be notified by Aug. 14.

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