CfP for HoMER Conference 2020

We are very pleased to be able to share, unfortunately a little belatedly, the CfP for the History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception (HoMER) Network’s 2020 conference. This exciting event will take place in Dublin from the 25th to the 27th of May 2020. The deadline for proposals has been extended until the 29th of November, so there’s still time…

The National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Doncaster 1914-1918 Project

Dave, one of the speakers at our ‘Digitizing The War Illustrated’ launch, has kindly sent a link to the wonderful Museum Crush website: https://museumcrush.org/ Among the blog posts on various aspects of museums, we were especially struck by a blog post connected to the Museum of Doncaster. This was about Freda Hooper, a child entertainer and fundraiser during World War…

Tea Dance Launch Summary

I thought I’d mark the end of our Digitizing The War Illustrated project by writing a little about the launch of our digitized archive of this World War I era magazine. Thanks to the generosity of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and of National Lottery players, these magazines are now available for all, for free, forever via the Internet Archive.…

Introducing… “Star Attractions: Twentieth-Century Movie Magazines and Global Fandom”!

As you may recall, kind reader, NoRMMA members Tamar Jeffers McDonald and Lies Lanckman (me!) have been working on an edited collection based on a number of papers presented at the 2015 “Turning the Page” conference, to be published with the University of Iowa Press. We’re currently finishing work on this book, and can, at this stage, reveal the cover!…

LOC seeks volunteers to transcribe Women’s Suffrage material

‘Digitizing The War Illustrated’ workshop participant Lisa has very kindly brought NoRMMA’s attention to a brilliant campaign which may be of interest. The United States’ Library of Congress (LOC) is asking for volunteers to transcribe, and review others’ transcriptions of, written material relating to women’s suffrage in the United States. Our workshops have shown us that while OCR is very…

TWI Tea Dance Launch on 7 September!

We are very excited to announce the date of the official tea-dance themed launch of the digitized The War Illustrated archive. The free launch will take place on Saturday the 7th of September, 2-5pm, in the accessible Jarman building on the University of Kent campus, in Canterbury. Find a map here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/maps/canterbury/canterbury-campus/building/jarman-building/jarman-stud-1 Parking in Pay and Display car parks on…