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The Slade Film School: A Lecture on its History

14 March 2013

In 1960 the Slade School of Fine Art became home to Britain’s first university film department. Its activities over the decade that followed encompassed teaching, research, filmmaking and the programming of sometimes very rare films of all kinds from all over the world.

The history of the Slade Film School is still obscure and remains largely unacknowledged – even though the impact of Thorold Dickinson’s Slade film school is significant and many of its influential students (Don Levy, Peter Whitehead, Charles Barr, Lutz Becker, Raymond Durgnat, Vida Carver, Marco Bellocchio, and Gavin Millar) were to become seminal practitioners and theorists within the fields of cinema, artists’ film and film studies.

Henry K. Miller is a writer, film historian and researcher, currently teaching film at the University of Cambridge. The lecture will also outline the influence of Lorenza Mazzetti’s films on the foundation of the Slade Film School.

A Conversation with Lorenza Mazzetti

14 March 2013
A Conversation with Lorenza Mazzetti, including rare screenings of her two London films K (1954) and Together (1956) is taking place at Birkbeck Viewing Theatre, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1 0PH, from 3.00 – 5.30pm on Thursday 14 March 2013.

Digital Humanities versus the Archive: Reports from the Interdisciplinary Slade Archive Project

12 March 2013

In this talk, Melissa Terras scoped out the genesis of the Slade Archive Project, displayed interesting items from the archive, and highlighted various issues such as how to deal with copyright, data protection issues regarding student records, digitisation of fragile and deteriorating media, how to deal with user generated content, and how best to help trace and visualise the history of the Slade with various Digital Humanities tools.