Dartmouth signs MOU between Shanghai University and The Media Ecology Project

The Memorandum of Understanding between The Media Ecology Project at Dartmouth and Shanghai University is official!

After years of development and several enthusiastic in-person meetings between Prof. Mark Williams and the principal partners at Shanghai University, Shanghai Film Academy, and Huaxia Film Restoration Technology Company, the path toward the MOU agreement was imperiled by the tragic rise of the COVID pandemic. With strong collaborative energy from Prof. Liping Qu at SHU, the agreement has been finalized and publicized by SHU and the Shanghai Film Academy:

Shanghai Film Academy announcement of strategic collaborative agreement (English translation available!)

Many thanks to Director of Global Initiatives Lisa Adams and Tammy Hickox in the General Counsel’s Office for their help in making this so!  Very grateful for the many efforts on our behalf that have contributed to the realization of this significant opportunity to bridge international artistic and scholarly communities.  We will pursue a better understanding of film and media history and culture in the context of new interdisciplinary 21st-century research goals and methods.