Hybrid Histories: Technologies of Memory and the Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies, 1895-2005

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisExternal (EDEP)

Abstract

From the first moving images to home movies and YouTube vlogs: people have been fascinated with capturing their lives and their families on film since the invention of the camera in the late nineteenth century. Instead of focusing on what we film (holidays, birthday parties, first steps), this dissertation reveals how we capture these images and how the meaning we ascribe to them has changed. This dissertation calls for a hybrid approach to media history, which interweaves changes in media technology, user practices and the way we write about it in a continuous stream of coherent small and large-scale changes.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationPhD
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Meijer, M.J.H., Supervisor, External person
  • Fickers, A., Supervisor, External person
  • Wachelder, Joseph, Co-supervisor, External person
Award date18 Jan 2018
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • home movies
  • media technology
  • memory practice
  • hybridity
  • media history

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