Past Event

Women and the Silent Screen XI: Women, Cinema, and World Migration

June 1, 2022 - June 5, 2022
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The Museum of Modern Art, Dodge Hall, Lenfest Center for the Arts

June 1–5, 2022: IN PERSON for registered participants + limited seating

Conference & archival screenings: 
The Museum of Modern Art 
Lenfest Center for the Arts

WSS XI opens with an archivists panel and screening at The Museum of Modern Art on the evening of June 1, and then continues June 2–5 at Columbia University School of the Arts' Lenfest Center for the Arts and Dodge Hall. Conference panels, workshops, short presentations, and plenary sessions will take up questions of migration and mobility in the context of the development of motion pictures as this relates to histories of women worldwide. 

Archival screenings: 

  • Segodnya / Today (Cannons or Tractors?) (1930, directed by Esfir Shub)

  • The Waning Sex (1926, starring Norma Shearer)

  • Love and Duty (1931, starring Ruan Lingyu)

  • the newly restored Just Around the Corner (1921, directed by Frances Marion)

  • a day devoted to serial queens

Information & full schedule:

View Virtual Conference Schedule


In-person conference co-sponsors:

Columbia University

MA in Film and Media Studies Program 
Digital Scholarship 
Maison Française 
The Harriman Institute for Russian, Euroasian & East European Studies
The Center for Korean Research
Department of History
Center for American Studies
African American & African Diaspora Studies
Institute for Research in African-American Studies
Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy
Institute for the Study of Sexuality and Gender 
Center for Comparative Media
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society 
Donald Keene Center for Japanese Culture
Dean of the School of the Arts
Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Dean of Humanities


Women and Film History International 
Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television 
Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc.
Iona College (New Rochelle, NY)
Peking University School of the Arts