SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL FILMS: LAST CALL FOR PROPOSALS JOIN US AT DALLAS THIS NOVEMBER

I am finalising the Scientific and medical films area for the 2006 Documentary Tradition Conference, 8-12 November 2006 at the Dolce Conference Center, Dallas http://www.h-net.org/~filmhis/conference_events/index.htm Currently we have the following confirmed speakers and topics:

Gaycken, Oliver, “The School of the Future: Science Documentary and the Thomas Edison Company.” Ostherr, Kirsten, “Visual Pedagogy in Action: Unhooking the Hookworm (1920)” Posner, Miriam, “Writing on the Brain: Points of Intersection in Neurosurgery and Documentary” Rogers, Naomi, “This picture shall explain the reason why”: Sister Elizabeth Kenny and the Medical Documentary as Scientific Confirmation, 1940-1948″ Boon, Tim, “Films of Fact: The fate of scientific film genres”

I think we are going to have some fantastic sessions and am issuing this last invitation to anyone who would like to join us explore the rich and under-researched history of the scientific and medical film.

The original rubric, which I have broadened to respect the interesting proposals that have come in, is available at:

http://www.h-net.org/~filmhis/conference_events/cfp_2006/genres_styles_aesthetics/chairs .htm

Please send your proposals (300 words) to me by 12th August. Please also note I shall be out of e-mail contact until 8th August.