Tuesday, July 16, 2019

HoMER Conference held at UB deepens knowledge on cinema history

Participants of the HoMER Conference cascade the stairs the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre for a group photo.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The HoMER (History of Movie Going, Exhibition and Reception) Conference, recently held at University of The Bahamas (UB) under the theme ‘Anchoring New Cinema History’ has been credited with expanding the base of knowledge on cinema history.

Delegates from five continents attended the three-day conference held at UB’s Oakes Field Campus from June 26 – 28, 2019.

Daniela Treveri Gennari, one the HoMER conference coordinators, said the intention was to move beyond the focus on film history to include matters relating to cinema more broadly.

“This really means moving beyond the action into the distribution of film, the circulation of films, the exhibition of films and the reception, so looking at all audiences, which is something that for many years has not been done and [has been] neglected to a certain extent,” Gennari said.  Read more >>