DWFTH Conference 2014

As a means of encouraging, supporting and disseminating research into women’s participation in screen media, WFTHN held a second DWFH conference, this time with the added focus on television.

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

Keynote speakers included: Jane Gaines, Christine Gledhill, Jackie Stacey, Sue Thornham, Helen Wheatley, Lynne Parker (CEO Funny Women)

Building on the success of the first ‘Doing Women’s Film History’ conference held in 2011, this three-day international conference brought 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 included: 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…

DWFTH 2014 Conference Organisers

Laraine Porter (Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at DeMontfort University)
Academic/professional interests: women in silent film; ‘adopt a woman’ campaign for the BECTU oral history project.
Contact: lporter@dmu.ac.uk
Link to website

Melanie Williams (Reader in Film and Television Studies at University of East Anglia)
Academic/professional interests: women in the British film industry and representations of women in post-war British cinema.
Contact: Melanie.Williams@uea.ac.uk

Link to website

See the conference programme and updates to the schedule.

Visit the conference website.

Conference email: doingwomensfilmandtvhistory@uea.ac.uk

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