DWFTH 5 (2021): Conference Report and Presentation Connections

By Kyna Morgan DWFTH 5 took place on 10th-11th July 2021 via Zoom. The conference was originally scheduled for May 2020 at Maynooth University, Ireland, but was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You can see the full conference programme and paper abstracts here. One of the great benefits of attending a conference is the … Continue reading DWFTH 5 (2021): Conference Report and Presentation Connections

Interview with Frances Galt: Women’s Activism Behind the Screens

Following the recent publication of Frances C. Galt’s book, Women’s Activism Behind the Screens: Trade Unions and Gender Inequality in the British Film and Television Industries, Bristol University Press, and its launch on Wednesday 23 June, WFTHN is pleased to re-publish an interview with Frances about her research, by Raising Films. Raising Films’ mission is … Continue reading Interview with Frances Galt: Women’s Activism Behind the Screens

Raiding the Lost Archive: Finding the Irish Film Pioneers Ellen O’Mara Sullivan and Mary Rynne

My university’s archive collection is vast. The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)[1] , is the only university on the west coast of Ireland. The majority of its archival materials relate to Galway and Ireland, with a specialisation in archives relating to the people and places of the west of Ireland. I love this archive and … Continue reading Raiding the Lost Archive: Finding the Irish Film Pioneers Ellen O’Mara Sullivan and Mary Rynne

100 Years of Women at the BBC – Event Video

In 2022, one hundred years will have passed since the formation of the British Broadcasting Company, later to become the pioneering public service broadcaster best known as the BBC. On Friday 7th May 2021, Critical Studies in Television and Edge Hill University Institute for Social Responsibility hosted an event exploring one specific aspect of the … Continue reading 100 Years of Women at the BBC – Event Video

Being in the Room or How to Come to Terms with Screen Theory while Sitting on the Floor

By Christine Geraghty After a quiet 2019, I had a slew of conferences lined up for 2020. Little did I know what was going to happen as I left the first of them in January, an enjoyable MeCCSA conference in Brighton. And then it began – in quick succession plans for a workshop in Lund … Continue reading Being in the Room or How to Come to Terms with Screen Theory while Sitting on the Floor