Melissa Dollman

Melissa Dollman ( is  Ph.D. candidate in American Studies.

Scholarly projects include “Show Your Work” where she employs video annotation tools to facilitate documentation of archival labor and citation of audiovisual primary materials in documentary works; and her dissertation topic explores distant and close analysis of a mid-20th century semi-fictional women’s travel director for Shell Oil.

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In May 2018 I joined colleagues at the University of Arizona on renovating the current American Indian Film Gallery  as the project The Afterlife of Film: Upgrading and Tribesourcing Southwestern Materials in the American Indian Film Gallery.

Future presentations:

“Discovering Infrastructure By Imploding a Forgotten Film: ‘Silent Nite’ (Sic).” Northeast Historic Film Symposium, Bucksport, ME, July 2018.

Recent presentations:

“Video Annotation Tools: New Pedagogical Approaches to Film + Digital Humanities.” Co-chair with Lauren Tilton. With Grace Hale, Mark Williams, Dimitrios Latsis, and Devin Orgeron. Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, New Orleans, LA, November 2017. I was also the DH mini-stream organizer for the conference.

“Regional Film in the Classroom,” Co-presenter with Devin Orgeron. Northeast Historic Film Symposium, Bucksport, ME, July 2017.

“Grounded Truth and Showing Your Work,” Davis Library Research Hub, April 5, 2017 | and Digital Innovation Lab, April 6, 2017.

The Guerrilla Girls: A Feminist Struggle.” Guest lecturer. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University, March 9, 2017.

“1980s Feminism and Rewinding the Video Record,” Feminism Here and Now-16, UNC, December 3, 2016.