Amateurism: Exploring its Multiple Meanings in the Age of Film, Video and the Digital

Activity: Talk or presentation typesTalk or presentation (not at a conference)Academic


In the current digital age, media amateurs seem to have revised traditional hierarchies between professionals and amateurs. This development has been characterized as a form of “mass amateurization,” or even “mass cultural production.” To explore the multiple meanings of amateurism, this presentation demonstrates how a media historical approach helps to better understand the full complexity of the concept.
Period2 Jul 2021
Event titleTensions of Europe Digital Workshop Festival 2021
Event typeConference
LocationUnknownShow on map


  • amateurism
  • amateur
  • amateur film
  • media history
  • digital age