The Comics Archive Symposium 2022 – program

Malmö University and The Swedish Comics Association presents: The Comics Archive Symposium 2022
13th and 14th of October.
All times:CET

Program: Day 1. Thursday October 13th.
Venue: Malmö University, Orkanen building
Nordenskiöldsgatan 10.
Room: OR: B423

09.00 – 9.30 Registration

09.30 – 09.45 Welcome address
Gunnar Krantz and Fredrik Strömberg.

10.00 – 11.00 Key-Note lecture.
Karen Green: The Why and How of Comics Archives
Chair: Fredrik Strömberg

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30 Panel 1. Comics preservation in the Nordic Countries
Fredrik Strömberg: Comics Archives, Preservation and Heritage in the Nordic Countries
Reetta Laitinen: Preserving Finnish Comics History
Kristian Hellesund: Norwegian Comics History
Chair: Andrea Udd

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch at Orkanen Restaurant

13.30 – 15.00 Panel 2 Comics preservation from an International Perspective
Catherine Ferreyrolle: Collections, archives and future of the comics heritage at the Cité Internationale de la Bande dessinée d’Angoulême.
Richard Graham: The Comics and Visual Resources Collections at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jakob F. Dittmar: In need of catalogues and access – hidden gems for researchers
Chair: Tina-Marie Whitman

15.00 – 16.00 Keynote 2.
Philippe Capart: From Private to Public

Chair: Gunnar Krantz

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 17.30 Roundtable 1
Comics archives, International roundtable.
Philippe Capart
Jakob F. Dittmar
Catherine Ferreyrolle
Karen Green
Richard Graham
Chair: Fredrik Strömberg

DINNER at 19.00 (PM) (by invitation only).

Program: Day 2. Friday October 14th
Venue: Malmö City Archives, Bergsgatan 20

9.00 – 10.30 Panel 3. Archival practices
Bo Reimer: Locating Swedish Comics Research
Robert Aman: In Search of Spirou’s Colonial Past in the Archives
Thomas Storn: The Comics Archive – Its past and future
Chair: Gunnar Krantz 

10.30 – 11.30 Study visit in groups
The Comics Archive, the Comics Center and Rum för Serier.
Exhibition: Presentation of Museum Kasper and Swedish Comics History. Fredrik Strömberg and Thomas Storn.

11.30 – 12.30 Study visit in groups
The Comics Archive, the Comics Center and Rum för Serier.
Exhibition: Presentation of Museum Kasper and Swedish Comics History. Fredrik Strömberg and Thomas Storn.

12.30 13.30 Lunch at Sultan Palace, Bergsgatan 10

13.30 – 14.30 Roundtable 2
The future of Comics Archives.
Ola Hellsten, Serieteket, Stockholm
Sara Kjellberg, Library Director Malmö University.
Germund von Wowern, Storyhouse Egmont
Fredrik Strömberg, The Comics Archive
Chair: Gunnar Krantz

14.30 15.00 Closing remarks.

End of Symposium

Participants in the symposium (in alphabetical order):

Robert Aman, Associate Professor in Education at Linköping University, Sweden.

Philippe Capart, Manager of the library/publishing house La Crypte Tonique, Bruxelles and host of Club Bimbo, a platform for material and immaterial exchanges around visual narrative.

Jakob F. Dittmar, Associate Professor at Malmö University.

Catherine Ferreyrolle, Directed the library of the Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image between 2007 – 2019. She is now in charge of the documentation, research and development center.

Richard Graham, Associate Professor and media librarian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he chairs the Teaching and Learning department.

Karen Green, Curator for Comics and Cartoons in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Columbia University, where she also initiated and maintains the circulating graphic novels collection.

Kristian Hellesund, Independent Comics-Researcher, Bergen Norway.

Ola Hellsten, Artistic Director of the Serieteket in Stockholm.

Sara Kjellberg, Doctor of Philosophy and Library Director Malmö University Library.

Gunnar Krantz, Comics Artist and Professor Within the Arts in Visual Communication/drawing at Malmö University.

Reetta Laitinen, Finnish comics artist, activist and journalist. Archivist at the People’s Archive in Helsinki. Boardmember Finnish Comics Museum and the Finnish Comics Society, a former president of the Comics Society and a former editor-in-chief of the Sarjainfo-magazine

Bo Reimer, Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Malmö University, as well as Director of the Medea Research Lab at the University.

Thomas Storn, Head Archivist at The Comics Archive in Malmö.

Fredrik Strömberg, PhD. Independent Swedish researcher, journalist and author. Chief editor of the comics journal Bild & Bubbla.

Andrea Udd, is a comic artist based in Malmö, Sweden.

Tina-Marie Whitman, Adjunct in Visual Communication at Malmö University.

Germund von Wowern, Doctor of Philosophy and Editorial project manager at Story House Egmont, Sweden’s largest comic publisher.

See all abstracts and biographies here: ABSTRACTS AND BIOBGRAPHIES – FULL VERSION