Explorers and scientists hiking a glacier in Southeast Alaska, 1926. William O. Field Papers, AAF-21001 (still image from film), Alaska Film Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks. http://library.uaf.edu/film-archives

Moving Image Journal

The Moving Image is a peer-reviewed journal that explores topics relevant to both the media archivist and the media scholar. 

The Moving Image highlights crucial issues surrounding the preservation, archiving, and restoration of film, video, and digital moving images. The journal features detailed profiles of moving image collections; interpretive and historical essays about archival materials; articles on archival description, appraisal, and access; behind-the- scenes looks at the techniques used to preserve, restore, and digitize moving images; and theoretical articles on the future of the field. The first issue of The Moving Image was published in Spring, 2001

Subscription to The Moving Image is a benefit of AMIA membership. Non AMIA members who wish to subscribe should contact the journal publishers, University of Minnesota Press. Past issues of The Moving Image are available to Members through an agreement with Minnesota Press and JStor.

Editorial Team


Devin Orgeron, North Carolina State University (Emeritus) [beginning Vol. 19, No. 2]

Donald Crafton, University of Notre Dame (Emeritus) [through Vol. 19, No. 1]
Susan Ohmer, University of Notre Dame [through Vol. 19, No. 1]

Managing Editor

Liza Palmer

Book Reviews Editor

Brian Real, Southern Connecticut State University

Film and DVD Reviews Editor

Brian Real, Southern Connecticut State University

Editorial Assistant


Editorial Board

Snowden Becker, University of California, Los Angeles / Center for Home Movies
Matthew Bernstein, Emory University
Giorgio Bertellini, University of Michigan
William Boddy, Baruch College, City University of New York
Ed Carter, Academy Film Archive
Paolo Cherchi Usai, George Eastman House
Grover Crisp, Sony Pictures
Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa, University of Texas, Austin
Nico de Klerk, Utrecht University/Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History
Luciana Duranti, University of British Columbia
Karen Gracy, Kent State University
Haden Guest, Harvard University
Tom Gunning, University of Chicago
Michele Hilmes, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jan-Christopher Horak, University of California, Los Angeles
Priya Jaikumar, University of Southern California
Martin Koerber, Deutsche Kinemathek
Andrea Leigh, Library of Congress
James Lindner, Media Matters
Scott MacQueen, UCLA Film & Television Archive
Mike Mashon, Library of Congress
Annette Melville, National Film Preservation Foundation
Anne Morra, Museum of Modern Art
Charles Musser, Yale University
Margaret Parsons, National Gallery of Art
David Pierce, Media History Digital Library
Rick Prelinger, Internet Archive
David Robinson, Giornate del Cinema Muto
Ralph Sargent, Film Technology
Eric Schaefer, Emerson College
Shelley Stamp, University of California, Santa Cruz
Jacqueline Stewart, University of Chicago
Sarah Street, University of Bristol
Dan Streible, New York University
Vanessa Toulmin, University of Sheffield / National Fairground Archive
Gregory Waller, Indiana University
Haidee Wasson, Concordia University
Pamela Wintle, Smithsonian Institution
Patricia Zimmermann, Ithaca College

Submission Guidelines

AMIA will accept for submission to The Moving Image any article concerned with moving image archives in the widest sense. The Journal will address issues involving all moving image materials, including historic and contemporary film, television, and video, new and emerging digital technologies, as well as paper and three, dimensional collections documenting the history of moving image media. Content includes:

  • Traditional scholarly papers and historical essays, addressing aspects of the moving image archives field or highlighting specific collections.
  • In-depth examinations of specific preservation and restoration projects
  • Detailed profiles of moving image collections or archives
  • Interviews with leading figures in the moving image archives community
  • Behind the scenes looks at the techniques used to preserve and restore our moving image heritage
  • Theoretical and visionary articles on the future of the field
  • Technical and practical articles on research and development in the field
  • Reviews of books and films directly related to the archival field.

The Moving Image also has unique relevance for scholars who rely upon archives, both physical and electronic, for their scholarship and teaching. It is a forum for those concerned with such diverse topics as the ethics of restoration, the study of home movies and other nontheatrical forms, intellectual property restrictions affecting preservation and access to archival moving images, genre definitions, and film/videography of under-represented visual cultures. We welcome submissions on these and other film and media history topics, especially those that that illuminate the value of archives or that utilize underappreciated archival sources.

Inquiries and submissions should be directed electronically to editor@themovingimage.org.

Review copies of DVDs or books should be sent to the AMIA Office at 1313 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028.