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Home Movie Day 2016

2016 September 28
by Mandy Mastrovita

Home Movie Day 2016 is just around the corner! The day recognizes the cultural importance of amateur films, and highlights the role of local archives, museums, and historical societies in seeking home movies of regular people. Home Movie Day events make it possible for home movie owners to connect with their communities by sharing their home movies with receptive audiences, and to learn how to care for their films from moving image archivists present at Home Movie Day events.

This year’s Home Movie Day is officially October 15, 2016, but events will be held throughout the year celebrating home movies.

In Georgia, the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection is hosting in a Home Movie Day event on Saturday, October 1st in Milledgeville, Georgia from 2:00-5:00 pm at Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia Farm. If you are bringing home movie footage, they will be able to play 16mm, 8mm, Super 8mm, and DVD.

If you can’t attend Home Movie Day events in Milledgeville on October 1st, be sure to read more about Home Movie Day here and take a look at some of the home movies that we have available in the DLG.

Clip from a home movie of a baseball game between African American employees of the Pebble Hill and Chinquapin Plantations, Georgia, 1919? Pebble Hill Plantation Collection, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia

Clip from a home movie of a baseball game between African American employees of the Pebble Hill and Chinquapin Plantations, Georgia, 1919? Pebble Hill Plantation Collection, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia

From our partners at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection:

Pebble Hill Plantation Film Collection

Andrew Avery home movie collection, 1930-195-?

H.C. Blankenship and John Scott home movie collection, circa 1936-1967

Kaliska-Greenblatt home movie collection, circa 1923-1937

Louis C. Harris home movie collection, 1942-1960

 

From our partners at the Georgia Historical Society:

Albert Armor Home Movies, 1946-1949

John Lytgen Home Movies, 1952-1956

 

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Charleston Syllabus Symposium – Friday, September 23, 2016

2016 September 20
by Mandy Mastrovita

On Friday, September 23, 2016, the Charleston Syllabus Symposium will be held at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia.

(From The Charleston Syllabus Symposium web page):

“Inspired by the #CharlestonSyllabus hashtag campaign born in the wake of the June 17 massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, this symposium is open to UGA students and faculty to come together to discuss the current state of race relations, racial violence and civil rights activism in the U.S. Featured speakers will include historians Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams and Keisha N. Blain, editors of Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence, an anthology recently published by the University of Georgia Press.”

Chad Williams is associate professor and chair of African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University and is the author of Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era.

Kidada E. Williams is associate professor of history at Wayne State University and the author of They Left Great Marks on Me: African American Testimonies of Racial Violence from Emancipation to World War I.

Keisha N. Blain is assistant professor of history at the University of Iowa. Her work has been published in the Journal of Social History; Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society; and Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International.

A schedule for the symposium is available at http://www.charlestonsyllabussymposium.org/

The symposium will be livestreamed on the UGA Press Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UGAPress/

UPDATE: The symposium will also be livestreamed at http://bit.ly/CharlestonSyllabusLS 

You can read more about the book Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism and Racial Violence here.  The book is available from UGA Press here.

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