WFTHN Conference 2014

As a means of encouraging, supporting and disseminating research into women’s participation in screen media, the Network holds a biennial WFTHN Conference.

‘Doing Women’s Film and Television History’ 2014, the second international conference of the Women’s Film and Television History Network – UK/Ireland will take place on Thursday 10th – Saturday 12th April at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Keynote speakers: Jane Gaines, Christine Gledhill, Jackie Stacey, Sue Thornham, Helen Wheatley

  • Film and television director Beeban Kidron in conversation
  • Screening of the documentary Golden Gate Girls and Q&A with writer/director Louisa Wei

Building on the success of the first ‘Doing Women’s Film History’ conference held in 2011, this three-day international conference will bring together academics, archivists, curators and creative practitioners to explore and celebrate women’s significant contribution to film and television, providing a forum for the latest research in the field.

Topics covered by panels include: women’s filmmaking co-operatives; Nordic women in film; women’s documentary; Hollywood genre and female authorship; global film pioneers; women working in British film and television; female screenwriters; reflections on teaching women’s film and television history; fans/audiences; female performers and stars; and many, many more…

For a full provisional programme of the conference and a downloadable registration form, please visit the conference website.

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Conference organisers: Laraine Porter (De Montfort University), Yvonne Tasker (University of East Anglia) and Melanie Williams (University of East Anglia). Contact details can be found on our Committee page.

Read about our inaugural conference which took place on 13th-15th April 2011.

De Montfort University University of East Anglia Women's Film and Television History Network