PoTW – Location London: A Conference about Portraying the City on Screen

Gorgo in Piccadilly Circus(?)
Gorgo in Piccadilly Circus(!?)

 

The image of London on screen is as old as film itself, with the city’s landmarks becoming increasingly familiar to audiences around the world. This conference explores the use of ‘real’ streets and buildings – which continues today and includes some London University premises – as well as faked and studio-built settings. It will reflect how digital and mobile media have given new impetus to the mapping of filmic locations, together with the longstanding topographic enthusiasm of amateur film historians, and perspectives drawn from the theory of visual and spatial representation.

Organised by Roland-Francois Lack (UCL) and Ian Christie (Birkbeck), with the Institute of English Studies on behalf of University of London Screen Studies Group.

Senate House (Dunkirk)
Senate House (Dunkirk)

Speakers include:

Robert Murphy (De Montfort University)
Philip Horne (University College London)
Maureen Thomas (University of Cambridge)
Karolina Kendall-Bush (University College London)
Richard Koeck (University of Liverpool)
Aileen Reid (Survey of London, Bartlett School of Architecture)

The Liquidator
The Liquidator

Chris O’Rourke (University College London)
Thomas Chirstensen (Danish Film Archive)
Angelina Karpovich (Brunel University)
Eleni Liarou (Birkbeck College)
Martin Brady (King’s College London)
Ian Christie (Birkbeck)
Les Robert (University of Liverpool)

 

 

The full programme for the conference is available here.

For more information about the event please visit: http://www.locationlondon.net

Registration

£55 two days standard
£35 two days students/concessions
£30 one day standard
£20 one day students/concessions
Includes refreshments, wine reception at UCL, and a sandwich lunch on Saturday 8 March.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE BOOKING

Date and time: 07 March 2014, 09:00 – 08 March 2014 18:00
Venue: Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

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