Conference Report – ERHFA-meeting 29 and 30 October 2020

On Thursday 29 and Friday 30 October 2020 the European Rural History Film Association (ERHFA) held an international online workshop. Because of recent developments in the pandemic, the workshop was turned into an online workshop by the hosting Institute of Rural History from Sankt Pölten. It proved to be a successful platform to bring together people with different kinds of interests and backgrounds to discuss and think about the issue of rural film production in Europe and beyond. The flexibility of digital work meetings also resulted in always changing and dynamic audiences for each session, allowing participants to cope with…

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ERHFA-Online-Workshop 29–30 October 2020

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Organisers: European Rural History Film Association (ERHFA) & Institute of Rural History (St. Pölten, Austria) 29–30 October 2020 This workshop, hosted by the Institute of Rural History, is an online event that will take place via the Zoom video conferencing platform. For further information and access details, please contact Ulrich Schwarz-Gräber ([at]

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Call for Papers

Films are important for historians of the 20th century. Since online-platforms provide access to an increasing number of films, rural historians rely on them in similar ways as they have done so far on photographs and written or oral sources. But the question remains whether films are “only” a source for historians or also an appropriate means of communication for historical insights and narratives. This question is particularly relevant in an era of media consumption when texts are increasingly questioned as the main form of communication in the academic world and certainly losing their primacy in non-academic circles. The Archives…

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Monday, 9.9.2019, 17.30-19.30 Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociale (EHESS), 54 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris The European Rural History Film Database Association promotes the documentation, conservation and study of films on rural history. It maintains a film database which provides an overview over the film production of rural Europe in the 20th century. A selection of more than 100 films are now digitised and open accessible via the Beta-Version of the ERHF-Online-Portal. Roundtable and Presentation of film extracts from the ERH-Film Online-Portal: Dietlind Hüchtker, Leipzig Niccolò Mignemi, Paris Mícheál O’Fathartaigh, Galway Debra A. Reid, Michigan Nadine Vivier, Le Mans…

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Review: Cinema Beyond the City

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Judith Thissen & Clemens Zimmermann, (eds.), Cinema Beyond the City. Small-Town & Rural Film Culture in Europe, London: Palgrave 2016/Bloomsbury, 2016, 256 pp., ca. € 85,-, ISBN 9781844578467 (hardcover) and 9781844578481 (e-book). Review by Anton Schuurman, Wageningen University published by TMG Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis Follow this link

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