Paper Print Collection Pilot Study with Library of Congress and DOMITOR

The historically significant Paper Print collection at The Library of Congress is the equivalent of the Rosetta Stone for those who study moving image history in relation to visual culture. In conjunction with Prof. Tami Williams (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) we have enlisted several members of the renowned DOMITOR research society to study these early silent films that are being digitally transferred and preserved at the Library of Congress. DOMITOR participants include Prof. Frank Kessler (Utrecht University) and Prof. Laura Horak (Carleton University, Canada).  The scholars are coordinated into five Special Interest Groups to collaborate on examining varied aspects of the films in the collection. Presentations of their findings will begin in Spring, 2015.