Performance of Abel Gance’s 1927 masterpiece Napoleon, September 24, 2007 at the Coliseum in Rome with the Triptych being shown on an 8.5 x 33 meter screen. The screen was built next to the Arch of Constantine on the Plazza del Colloseo, with the seating area and projection room in the Via de San Gregorio. Napoleon image copyright; Zoetrope Corporation and The Film Preserve, Ltd, with permission Courtesy: Boston Light & Sound, Inc.

Call for Short Papers: The Moving Image

AMIA – 20/20 in 2020

Help us see things more clearly…

Call for Short Papers
AMIA – 20/20 in 2020

The Moving Image 20.1 – 30 Years of Preservation
The Moving Image 20.2 – 30 Years of Access

As AMIA and The Moving Image near their 30th anniversary, we find ourselves in the mood for reflection…and projection.

In a linked pair of special anniversary issues, The Moving Image considers the state of our field(s) and AMIA’s role. Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going?

We seek short, less scholarly contributions (profiles, interviews, position papers, etc.) that think BROADLY about our field(s) and our organization. Our general themes are preservation for 20.1 and access for 20.2. [Note: they are separated here for organizational purposes only!]

Topics include but are by no means limited to:

  • Collection highlights
  • Evolving role of archivists
  • Analog vs. digital
  • Archival diversity
  • Accounts of major archival projects or initiatives
  • Interviews with archivists, donors, filmmakers, distributors, etc.
  • Past and future challenges

Send inquiries to Devin Orgeron –

20.1 – 30 Years of Preservation – Drafts due January 15, 2020
20.2 – 30 Years of Access – Drafts due by April 15, 2020


And Twitter Me This …

Instead of a forum section, these issues will feature an “archive” of our members’ thoughts about the organization and the changes it has undergone over the past 30 years. These will be limited to 280 characters (Tweet-style).

QUESTION: How has AMIA evolved? What does our future look like?

We encourage folks to live-tweet their responses from the conference using the hashtag:


Pssst. Pass it on!