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Doing Women's Film HistoryReframing Cinemas, Past and Future$

Julia Knight and Christine Gledhill

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252039683

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252039683.001.0001

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(p.xiii) Acknowledgments

(p.xiii) Acknowledgments

Doing Women's Film History
University of Illinois Press

We are grateful to the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, for supporting the first Doing Women’s Film History conference, mounted in 2011 by Women’s Film and Television History Network—UK/Ireland (see womensfilmandtelevisionhistory.wordpress.com), where most of these chapters were initially presented (for conference papers see www.wfh.wikidot.com). Our thanks go to all the delegates at that conference—from more than fifteen countries—who engaged tirelessly in enthusiastic debate over three days and demonstrated the need for a book such as this. We thank Sally Potter for her words of encouragement at the conference’s opening, kindly rewritten as a foreword for this book, and for pioneering the development of online archiving (see www.sp-ark.org). For their inspiration as role models in our pursuit of women’s film history, we would like to acknowledge Jane M. Gaines and all those working on the Women Film Pioneers Project and its magnificent database, now made available online by the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University, New York (see wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu). We thank also Nathalie Morris and Clare Watson, who set up the Women and Silent British Cinema Web site, which demonstrates the diversity of women’s contributions to British cinema in its early decades (see womenandsilentbritishcinema.wordpress.com). Finally, we are indebted not only to our contributors for their willingness to revise and frequently re-revise their conference papers but also to Daniel Nasset and his colleagues at the University of Illinois Press for supporting the publication of this project and making it happen. (p.xiv)