During his visit to the University of Otago, Associate Professor Aaron Glass (Bard Graduate Center, New York) will lead a workshop discussing his engagement in film as part of critical anthropology, the ethics of ethnographic representation, and collaborative research. All welcome. Details are below.
Don’t forget the Film in the Colony Symposium, to be held in Wellington, 13-14 July.
If you are interested in presenting a paper, send a 200-word abstract and a brief bio to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 February 2017.
On 13 and 14 July 2017, the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture and Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision are hosting the Film in the Colony Symposium in Wellington.
Keynote Speakers: Dame Professor Anne Salmond (University of Auckland), Dr Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk (University of Cape Town)
Organisers invite papers that investigate the cross-cultural processes of film production in the colonial context, and the ways in which indigenous and settler participants – performers, crew, or people from the localities where filming took place – took part in productions. In focusing primarily on New Zealand, South Africa and Australia, the symposium also seeks to develop a comparative analysis of the means through which film contributed to the making of national stories in the late colonial era, and how indigenous communities within these colonies engaged with the first few decades of film culture.
Contributions from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds are welcome, such as film studies, history, Māori and/or indigenous studies, anthropology, archives, screen industries, and communities.
Send a 200-word abstract and a brief bio to email@example.com by 28 February 2017.
Convenors: Annabel Cooper (Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, University of Otago), Diane Pivac, Honiana Love (Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision), Minette Hillyer, Jo Smith (Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington).
This afternoon CRoCC member Associate Professor Annabel Cooper is presenting her research in the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work seminar series. The topic is ‘Narrating Colonial Conflict in the Early 1980s: Some Reflections on the Culture Moment of Utu‘. Her seminar examines how Utu re-makes the colonial past within a tumultuous present. It traces the film’s links to a series of documentaries of the same era, including Bastion Point – Day 507 (Mita, Narbey, Pohlmann, 1980), The Bridge – A Story of Men in Dispute (Pohlmann, Mita, 1982), and Patu! (Mita, 1983), and to the drama series The Governor (1977); and it investigates the contributions of significant individuals involved in the production, including Keith Aberdein, Wi Kuki Kaa, Merata Mita, and Anzac Wallace.
Annabel’s seminar begins at 3pm this afternoon at 530 Castle Street (530 C1).
The draft programme for the forthcoming James Cowan Symposium (21 February at the National Library, Wellington) is now available.
9-9.30: coffee, muffins
9.30-10.45: Mihi and welcome followed by a Keynote lecture from Chris Hilliard, University of Sydney
Chair: Annabel Cooper
11.00-12.30: Session One (Chair: Paul Diamond)
Robert Joseph and Paul Meredith/On The Maniapoto O&T Report
Te Kenehi Teira/Historic Places on Rangiaowhia/recording sites
David Green /Commemorating Chivalry and Unity?
1.30-3.00: Session Two (Chair: David Colquhoun)
Ariana Tikao/ Tales from the Border
Kathryn Parsons/ The Enzed Junior
Jim Frood/ Cowan for Secondary School Students
3.15-5.00: Session Three (Chair: Angela Wanhalla)
Roger Blackley/ The Plutarch of Maoriland
Lydia Wevers/ Romance of the Rail
Annabel Cooper and Diane Pivac/ Filmed History: Cowan’s Screen Legacy
Wrap-Up Comments: Tony Ballantyne, University of Otago