CFP – Ways of Seeing Conference – Movie theatre histories, exhibition and audience practices May 11 – 12, 2017, ESPM-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Deadline: March 24, 2017

What’s new about new cinema history? Exploring the past(s) and futures of an utterly ambitious research program
Professor Daniel Biltereyst, Ph.D. *
Ghent University

The first /Ways of Seeing Conference/: movie theatre histories, exhibition and audience practices* will take place at ESPM-Rio (Escola Superior de Propaganda & Marketing), Rio de Janeiro/Brazil, on May 11 and 12, 2017. The Conference aims to consolidate a transdisciplinary theoretical and methodological inquiry and debate new perspectives related to cinema exhibition and studies on audiences’ experiences in Brazil. It will explore local and global historical developments covering audio-visual exhibition, cinemagoers’ memories, modes of cinema consumption, spatial configurations and technologies of different exhibition venues, as well as issues concerning political, economic and sociocultural dynamics connected to cinema-going practices.

The meeting is organized by the *Ways of Seeing Research Group (ESPM/CNPq) in partnership with the Departamento de Cinema e Vídeo & the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Estudos de Cinema e Audiovisual da Universidade Federal Fluminense (PPGCine-UFF). The */Ways of Seeing Conference/ is supported by the *Programa de Mestrado Profissional em Economia Criativa da ESPM-Rio and **Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior **(CAPES).

The coordinator of the /Centre for Cinema and Media Studies/ /Ghent University/ (Belgium), *Dr. Daniel Biltereyst*, will open the conference on May 11, at 10 am, with the Keynote Lecture**/What’s new about new cinema history? Exploring the past(s) and futures of an utterly ambitious research program./

Researchers and graduate students are invited to submit proposals. Undergraduate students are also encouraged to submit proposals in co-authorship with PhD and MA students dealing with the following issues:

●History of movie theatres and its bonds with urban cultures;
●Cinema’s architecture;
●Sound and image projection technologies;
●Consumption of films in cinemas and collective venues;
●Social, cultural and economic profiles of cinema audiences;
●Memory of cinema-going practices;
●Commercial dynamics in the exhibition sector;
●Cultural policies and the exhibition sector;
●New trends of commercial and non-commercial movie exhibitions;
●Practices and types of the moving images exhibition in collective venues.

*Important dates and deadlines:*

●Deadline to submit proposals (extended abstracts): March 24, 2017.
●Notice of acceptance: April 7, 2017.
●Payment for registration fees: April 7-14 2017.
●Final programme release: April 24, 2017.
●Conference panels: May 11 and 12, 2017.
*Participation fees*: *

●PhD scholars presenting papers: R$ 60,00
●Doctoral and MA students presenting papers; Undergraduate students who will present works co-authored with Doctoral or MA students: R$ 40,00
●General public (without presentation): R$ 50,00
** Authors should pay the participation fee upon receiving the acceptance announcement. General information about the payment process will be informed, by mail, on April 7, 2017 to the selected presenters. *

** The general public (participants who will not present works) must register by sending a message with full name and institutional affiliation to *** <>*. Please, inform in the title of the message: /[Attendance registration]./ We will share the entire info about the fee payment on April 17.*

** The /Ways of Seeing Conference/ will provide a certificate to all participants attending the event.*

*Abstract Proposal Guidelines*:*

●Author’s full name;
●Institutional affiliation;
●Short biography (500 characters);
●Title of presentation;
●Keywords (three);
●Short abstract (800 characters);
●Extended abstract (3.000 characters);
●References (1.000 characters).

** Proposals should be sent in PDF format to *** <>*(Deadline: March 24).*

** Proposals can be sent in Portuguese or English. We will provide simultaneous translation into Portuguese, according to the quorum of foreign language attendants.*

**Authors will be invited to submit complete manuscripts related to their works to integrate the /Ways of Seeing Conference annals./ The submission deadline as well as the publication guidelines will be informed during the meeting in May.*//

** Please, visit *** <>* for further information about travelling to Brazil and accommodation in Rio de Janeiro. *

*On behalf of the /Ways of Seeing Conference Committee/:*


Prof. Dr. Rafael de Luna Freire (UFF)
Prof. Dr. Talitha Ferraz (ESPM-Rio)


Prof. Dr. Hadija Chalupe (ESPM-Rio/ UFF)
Prof. Dr. João Luiz Vieira (UFF)
Prof. Dr. Lucia Santa Cruz (ESPM-Rio)
Prof. Dr. Márcia Bessa (UFRJ)
Prof. Dr. Paola Barreto
Prof. Dr. Pedro Curi (ESPM-Rio)

*Scientific committee:*

Prof. Dr. Anita Simis (Unesp)
Prof. Dr. Eduardo Morettin (USP)
Prof. Dr. Igor Sacramento (Fiocruz)
Prof. Ms. Franco Groia (Universo-Juiz de Fora)
Kate Vivianne Saraiva (UFPE)
Prof. Dr. Luis Alberto Rocha Melo (UFJF)
Prof. Dr. Marcus Tavares (ESPM-Rio)
Prof. Dr. Tiago Monteiro (IFRJ)
Prof. Dr. Wilson Oliveira (Estácio-RJ)