MIAP Thesis Presentations — April 14-16

FYI, you should find this interesting if you are available, and it might provide you with some ideas for viable capstone projects as well.

Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 10:17:12 -0400
From: Zack Lischer-Katz

Next week, from April 14-16, second year students will present their
final thesis projects. This event is open to the public, so please
feel free to distribute this information to others.

This year, thesis topics consider a wide range of preservation issues,
such as the aesthetic/ethical considerations of preserving
experimental film works, the development of new strategies for
preserving file-based video work and its metadata throughout its life
cycle, and the political/ethical pitfalls associated with
international initiatives that help digitize the audiovisual heritage
of post-colonial African countries, to name only a few.

Please follow this link for a PDF of the program:


In addition, a description of last year’s presentations can be found



Wednesday, April 14th
9:30am / Siobhan Hagan (rm. 648)

Chesapeake Baywatch! Life Guarding Regional Television Airwaves,
Featuring the WJZ-TV Collection at the University of Baltimore

5:00pm / Stefan Elnabli (rm. 648)
Lowbrow Longevity: An Examination of Commercial Video Distribution’s
Unique Role in the Preservation of Independent Exploitation Horror Film

7:30pm / Andy Uhrich (rm. 648)

“…maybe the horse will learn to sing!”: Preserving the Computer Files
of Hollis Frampton and the Digital Arts Lab

Thursday, April 15th

9:30am / Jennifer Blaylock (rm. 648)

Reproducing History: Colonial Discourses & Digital Silences in African
Audiovisual Archives

5:00pm / Joseph Gallucci (rm. 674)

Reading Jeremy Blake: Issues of Access and Preservation to Born-
Digital Artists’ Archives in a Multi-Institutional Context

Friday, April 16th
9:30am / Walter Forsberg (rm. 648)

Averting the Lost Highway: Archival Advocacy and Migration Strategies
for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s 1-inch Type C
Videotape Materials

12:30pm / Sandra Gibson (rm. 648)

A Case Study: Internal System by Coleen Fitzgibbon
3:00pm / Jonah Volk (rm. 648)

A Producer’s Guide to Preserving File-Based Digital Video

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017


Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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