"Migrating Archives of Reality. Programming, Curating, and Appropriation of Non-fiction Film" is the title of an online conference organised by the EU-funded research project Victor-E that will be held on 6/7 May 2021. Among other things, the conference will look at how non-fiction films as they increasingly appear in (but also often disappear again from) online archives, virtual exhibitions, social media, YouTube etc. can be easily appropriated by artists, fans, and memory communities, and how the push towards mass digitization and public access to historical materials offers new avenues for decanonization and decolonization as practices of digitization, online programming, digital curation, appropriation (including colorization of black and white archival footage), and sharing, open up new spaces and layers of meaning.
More information on the conference and the CFP here.
Deadline for abstracts is February 1, 2021.