World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Wednesday October 27th is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage!

Please join the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program and
the Department of Cinema Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in a day
of programming that includes an evening presentation of rare archival films
organized by current MIAP students and a 1 hour info session for
prospective students who are considering graduate study in audiovisual
archiving and preservation. More information on both events can be found

MIAP Information Session- Hosted by MIAP Director Howard Besser. October
27th, 430-530pm. 665 Broadway Conference Room. New York, NY 10012. An
opportunity to learn more about MIAP and the benefits of graduate study in
audiovisual archiving/preservation. To RSVP, please email . MIAP website

Cinema Studies Department Special Event: Odds and Ends from the Archive:
Celebrating Unesco’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 6:15pm
721 Broadway, Room 674, New York, NY 10012

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural
Organization, has deemed October 27th to be World Day for Audiovisual
Heritage, a day for raising awareness of the urgent need to preserve
mankind’s vulnerable audiovisual documents. In recognition of this day,
second-year Moving Image and Archiving & Preservation students present an
evening of rare archival gems culled from their recent travels and research
projects. Selections will include films from the University of South
Carolina, University of Alaska, the Smithsonian Institution, University of
Hawaii, the Sacramento Historical Society, the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences, and others.

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
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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