World Records: Schedule

World Records

April 20-21, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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8:00-9:30pm           3Banjos3 concert featuring Greg Adams, Ken Perlman, and Henry Sapoznik (Fireside Lounge, University Club, 803 State St.)


9:00am-10:30am     Keynote lecture (Memorial Library 126, 728 State St.)

Ron Hutchinson, Vitaphone Restoration Project

10:30am-Noon        Panel One: The Jazz Singer (Memorial Library 126)

Henry Sapoznik (Director, Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture)
“The Jazz Singer at 90: New Insights and Observations”

Charles Wolfe (Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara)
“‘You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet’; or Why Media Archives Matter”

Greg Adams (Assistant Archivist, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Washington, D.C.)
“The Jazz Singer and Blacking Up: Cultural Artifact or Continuum?”

Noon-1:00pm     Lunch

1:00pm-2:30pm   Panel Two: American Vernacular Music (Memorial Library 126)

Dick Spottswood (Bluegrass Country Foundation, Washington, DC & Naples, FL)
“Old Sounds Abound, or Why Discography is Good For You”

Kurt Bjorling (Director, Chicago Klezmer Ensemble)

Ken Perlman (Professional Musician and Independent Folklorist)
“The Social Role of Traditional Fiddling: Prince Edward Island as a Case Study”

3:00-4:00pm     Panel Three: Film and Audio Preservation (Memorial Library 126)

Heather Heckman (Moving Image Research Collections, University of South Carolina)
“Cellulose Nitrate Preservation: Challenges & Opportunities”

Amy Sloper (Film Archivist, Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research, UW—Madison)
“Your Family Films are Important, and Not Just to You: Home Movie Day & Personal Archiving as a Model for Preserving Amateur Moving Image Heritage”

4:00-4:30pm     Concluding remarks

Henry Sapoznik (Director, Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture)

4:30-7:00pm     Dinner Break

7:00-9:00pm           Film Screening and Performances (4022 Vilas Hall)


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