Doing Women’s Film and Television History conference panel

Doing Women’s Film and Television History Conference V: Forming Histories/Histories in Formation, Maynooth University, 20-22 May 2020 The many lives of Jill Craigie: socialist, feminist, film-maker, writer and ‘media personality’ The Jill Craigie: Film Pioneer project team will be presenting their collaborative research on Craigie’s career exploring what it reveals about the obstacles and opportunities experienced… Continue reading

MeCCSA conference panel

Media Interactions and Environments, University of Brighton, 8-10 January 2020 Participatory modes of film production and distribution: Jill Craigie and activist film In this panel, we foreground Craigie’s distinctive collaborative approach to film production during WWII and the post-war period, framed through her feminist and socialist politics. We foreground Craigie’s understanding of film as a… Continue reading

Making the Grade documentary – conference presentations

Lizzie Thynne presented work in progress on the project film about Jill Craigie at several conferences in 2019: BAFTSS, University of Birmingham, April Poetics and Politics of Documentary, UC Santa Cruz, May Screen, University of Glasgow, June Journal of Media Practice symposium, University of Kent, June Women’s History Network conference, LSE, September She discussed how… Continue reading

War Artists on Film: Out of Chaos – Public Talk

Tuesday 10th December, 1.15pm at The Stanley Spencer Gallery.  Tickets £10 on the door on the day. Yvonne Tasker’s illustrated talk will centre on Jill Craigie’s documentary film Out of Chaos (1944) which profiles the work of war artists – including Paul Nash, Henry Moore, Stanley Spencer and Graham Sutherland – and which argues for the artist to have… Continue reading

Invisible Women? Analysing Gender and Media – Professor Yvonne Tasker’s Inaugural lecture

Wednesday 16th October 2019 – Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds Neither binary nor straightforward, this lecture argues that gender is a vital frame for media history and analysis. Bodies matter, and women’s bodies are particularly charged sites of meaning in popular media cultures. Images of women populate media culture but work by female film… Continue reading

Screen conference panel

University of Glasgow, 29 June-1 July 2019 Jill Craigie: documentary and feminist film practices The panel presents work undertaken as part of the AHRC-funded project, Jill Craigie: Film Pioneer. We  explore Craigie’s film work, contextualising her career and producing both written and film responses to this body of work. Thus, the panel encompasses creative, critical… Continue reading

Making the Grade: Women Directing Documentary Past and Present

Friday 22-Saturday 23 November 2019, in partnership with Arts Institute Plymouth    Directors UK (2018) reports an almost 10% decline in the number of women directing factual programming in recent years. What factors are driving this and how have individual women managed to forge careers in this sector? We will use the career of Jill… Continue reading

British Women Documentary Filmmakers 1930-1955 – symposium

British Women Documentary Filmmakers 1930-1955 – symposium

British Women Documentary Filmmakers 1930-1955 5 April 2019 9:00-18:30 Book via Eventbrite here. Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics As the work of filmmakers including Jill Craigie, Kay Mander and Marion Grierson testify, women  played a significant part in the early decades of British documentary and informational filmmaking. Women were a vital… Continue reading

Blue Scar paper

Blue Scar paper

Lizzie Thynne presented a paper on Jill Craigie, ‘Blue Scar (1949) and the Question of Nationalization’ at 1948: Seventy Years On, a day conference at the University of Sussex on 9 November 2018. More details here. Continue reading