Doing Women’s Film and Television History III

Structures of Feelings

18-20 May 2016, Leicester, UK

Registration for the ‘Doing Women’s Film and TV History III: Structures of Feeling’ conference is now open, featuring keynote speakers Miranda J Banks, Melanie Bell, Shelley Cobb, Kate Dossett, Jane Gaines, Michele Hilmes, Linda Ruth Williams.

Building on the success of the previous two ‘Doing Women’s Film and Television History’ conferences, this three-day international conference will bring together academics, archivists, curators and creative practitioners to explore current developments in researching and interpreting the history of women’s activity in and around cinema and television.

The central theme of this edition, ‘Structures of Feeling,’ is derived from the work of Raymond Williams on social change, and commemorates the 40th anniversary of the 1975 publication of Patterns of Discrimination Against Women in the Film and Television Industries by the Association of Cinematograph, Television and allied Technicians (ACTT) union’s Committee of Equality. Such reports are invaluable because they identify the ways in which women’s work in ‘below-the-line’ roles have been undervalued as well as highlighting the policies, practices and assumptions of the industries that keep gendered hierarchies in play.  Crucially they also make visible the largely ‘invisible labour’ of cinema and television that is carried out by women.

Further details about this three-day international conference including a copy of the programme can be found on the conference webpage:

 There are only limited places left at the conference and if you would like to register for the event please email:

Registration fees are as follows: 

 Standard rate 

£175    3 days (includes screenings on 18th and 19th May, all lunches & buffet supper on the 18th May) 

 Concessions (student/unwaged)

£150    3 days (includes screenings on 18th and 19th May, all lunches & buffet supper on the 18th May)- 


Conference dinner

£30pp Chutney Ivy, 7.30pm on Thursday 19th May 2016

Doing WFTHH III is organised by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project, ‘A History of Women in the British Film and Television Industries,’ in association with the Women’s Film & Television History Network: UK/Ireland.