Bahamas appeal

Hurricane Dorian has hit the northwestern Bahamas as a category 5 storm, specifically the Abacos Islands and Grand Bahamas, on Sunday 1 September, and moved slowly across the islands over the following days. It is reportedly the strongest storm worldwide this year and the strongest to have ever hit the Bahamas, with 185 mph winds. […]

Anchoring New Cinema History: Programme

The full programme for the 2019 HoMER Network conference, in Nassau, is now available. Alongside twelve fantastic panels, a keynote, and plenary discussions, the event will also feature an exhibition on cinemagoing in the Bahamas, curated by local host and cinema historian Monique Toppin; a seaside book launch and reception; and an outdoor film screening. […]

Anchoring New Cinema History

Upcoming HoMER Conference 26–28 June 2019 Hosted by The University of the Bahamas, Nassau New Cinema History, as an approach focusing “on the circulation and consumption of film” and examining “cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange” (Richard Maltby, 2011) has turned out to be very productive. It brought together both young and […]

CfP HoMER Conference 2019 – Nassau: Anchoring Cinema History

HoMER 2019 CfP Conference 2019, Nassau, The Bahamas, 26–28 June 2019 Hosted by The University of the Bahamas CfP – Anchoring New Cinema History Deadline for proposals, 15 November 2018Letters of acceptance/rejection, 1 December 2018 The HoMER Network invites submissions for general paper entries, as well as a designated roundtable, panels, and workshops to be […]

Curating and Sharing the Data of Media History

On Friday 29 June, as part of this year’s HoMER@NECS, Prof Eric Hoyt from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of the Media History Digital Library, lead a workshop on digitisation and use of sources in our discipline. Prof Hoyt has kindly given permission for his slides to be shared. You can find him on […]

HoMER at NECS 2018 + AGM

HoMER strand at NECS Conference: Media Tactics and Engagement, Amsterdam, 2018 Hosted by the University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam , 27-29 June 2018 Three days of presentations by authors of research on movie and other media distribution, from all eras and places. See the abstracts visualized with Prospect. There is a Media in Transition pre-conference  […]


This year’s HoMER gathering takes the form of a conference strand in NECS at Amsterdam. All HoMER panels will be held at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. If you are attending, please check the NECS website for transport and accommodation advice. The preliminary programme for the conference can be found here. There will be fifteen HoMER panels […]

Call for Papers: HoMER@NECS 2018

Media Tactics and Engagement HoMER@NECS Conference 2018, Amsterdam, 27–29 June 2018 Hosted by VU and UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2018 Following several joint conferences in Prague (2013), Milan (2014) and Potsdam (2016), HoMER ( is teaming up with NECS ( again to offer a strand of panels at the 2018 […]

Explore conference abstracts using Prospect

Prospect is a free, open-source data curation and visualization tool developed by the Digital Innovation Lab at the University of North Carolina. It is the follow-up to DH Press, which is used on this site for the Digital HoMER map. Ahead of the Circuits of Cinema conference which starts this week, we have been experimenting […]

In Memoriam: Karel Dibbets

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Karel Dibbets, which occurred in the last days of May. Our thoughts are with his friends and family, and we will remember Karel as a kind and generous colleague who leaves a lasting legacy in our field. Tributes have already been published […]