The historically significant Paper Print collection at The Library of Congress is the equivalent of the Rosetta Stone for those who study moving image history in relation to visual culture. In conjunction with Prof. Tami Williams (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) we have enlisted several members of the renowned DOMITOR research society to study these early silent films that are being digitally transferred and preserved at the Library of Congress. DOMITOR participants include Prof. Dan Streible (NYU) and Prof. Jenny Oyallon-Koloski (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign). The scholars are coordinated into five Special Interest Groups to collaborate on examining varied aspects of the films in the collection. Presentations of their findings have been ongoing since spring of 2015.

Study participants include:

  • Tami Williams, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (Pilot Study Director)
  • Dan Streible, Associate Professor, NYU
  • Jenny Oyallon-Koloski, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Elisa Uffreduzzi, Independent Scholar
  • Mike Mashon, Head of the Moving Image Section, Library of Congress
  • Frank Kessler, Professor, Utrecht University
  • Laura Horak, Assistant Professor, Carleton University