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Heidi Rae Cooley wins the Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award

Congratulations to University of South Carolina associate professor Heidi Rae Cooley for winning the Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award for her work Finding Augusta: Habits of Mobility and Governance in the Digital Era and its accompanying app! The award, given by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, "recognizes the best new scholarly work that exemplifies rigorous, interdisciplinary and theoretical inquiry into issues of vision and visuality."

Finding Augusta and its companion app were inspired by the home movie, The Augustas, from MIRC's Scott Nixon collection. You can read more about Scott Nixon, The Augustas, and Dr. Cooley's work here.
Visit the MIRC Digital Video Repository for more films.



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from the MIRC Blog:

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Oct 17, 2014 Home Movie Mysteries at MIRC
Sep 5, 2014 Moving Image Research Collections and The Nickelodeon Host 2014 Home Movie Day
Aug 8, 2014 Onboard USS Knox: a Home Movie from the Pacific Theater of Operations During World War II

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MIRC ACE Spring 2012 Winner
The Award for Creative Editing (ACE) celebrates innovative use of archival film footage for an editing exercise in MART 371: The Moving Image. View Past Winners.

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