How do I join the HoMER Network?

HoMER does not have a formal membership and does not charge fees. HoMER simply happens through the mailing list and the meetings. So the main thing to do is to join the mailing list, and then, if you would like to put your project on the map, submit it using the online form.

Who can join the HoMER Network?

Anyone who does research concerned with the history of cinemas, cinemagoing, film exhibition (including non-theatrical), film reception, audiences, distribution, experience, and related areas. You can have a look at the digital directory for an idea of what others are doing.

Many of the HoMER participants work at universities or are PhD candidates, but you don’t have to be an academic or have an institutional affiliation to join. As long as you are genuinely interested in these topics and want to contribute to this community of research, you can count yourself as a HoMER member.

Why should I join HoMER?

Over the past decade, HoMER has been a key space for the discussion of research in this flourishing area of film, media, and cultural studies scholarship. It is now a recognised subject organisation with a presence at international conferences, and it has nurtured several important publishing projects. HoMER is an international network of researchers seeking practical ways to collaborate and to support one another.

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  1. Dear All,
    I would like to invite you to visit, explore and use a new web page The web page focuses on distribution and reception of films in Poland during years 1944-1989. All feature and medium-length films distributed in Polish cinemas during these communistic years (PRL – Polish People’s Republic) are listed there and they are registered under clear and consistent criterions for the first time.
    Profiled films’ lists (regarding film’s type, length, country of origin, distribution years and so on) can also be found there. Moreover, the web page also contains various statistical analysis and overview diagrams concerning cinema repertoire during the PRL era.
    I would like to express my hope that the web page will become your research tool and a point of reference for various film studies.
    All data included on the web page will be successively expanded (mainly in terms of filmographic data) and enriched with subsequent lists, charts and elaborations on different aspects of film distribution and reception in Poland between 1944 and 1989. I also hope there will be an English version of the web page available soon.
    All comments or suggestions please send to
    Karol Szymański

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