DWFTH 6 2023

We are pleased to announce that Doing Women’s Film and Television History VI will take place 14-16 July 2023 at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

Doing Women’s Film and Television History is back in person in 2023! Join us at the University of Sussex for the 6th edition of this leading international conference on women’s film and television history. 

The conference will have as a key theme ‘Changing Streams and Channels’. It will foreground the history of the distribution, marketing and promotion of women’s work and how this shapes its visibility, significance and impact on audiences and on the work of other women directors and producers. The theme encourages consideration of the technologies and institutions of broadcast, cinema and digital distribution as well as evoking the flows between women’s work in different spaces, times and places. Our definition of ‘women’ is an inclusive one. 

This three-day event will welcome a variety of international and intersectional perspectives on experiences and histories of working practices, and/or researching the work of women film/media practitioners and its circulation within and across cultural spaces. The conference will be an in-person event with opportunities for remote participation and will be organized by Katherine Farrimond, Despoina Mantziari, Frances Smith and Lizzie Thynne from the School of Media Arts and Humanities.

The call for papers will be circulated in September.

Enquiries: l.thynne@sussex.ac.uk