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Symposium: Remapping Early British Cinema / Online: 26-27 May 2021

A series of major publications in recent years have shed fresh light on the early British film business, from the 19th century pioneers up to the boom in cinema building before the First World War. Do these require revision of the standard histories by Rachael Low and John Barnes, which were pioneering in their time? And how are new historical insights best distributed, accessed, and debated in the digital era?

Speakers at this two-day symposium will include Barry Anthony, Tim Boon, Stephen Bottomore, Simon Brown, Zoë Viney Burgess, Jon Burrows, Ian Christie, Malcolm Cook, Bryony Dixon, Peter Domankiewicz, Frank Gray, Luke McKernan, Lawrence Napper, Simon Popple, Laraine Porter, Deac Rossell, Vanessa Toulmin

The symposium will run between 14.00-18.00 over two days on Microsoft Teams hosted by Birkbeck. It is free to register. 

Organisers: Ian Christie and Malcolm Cook

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