The Future Histories of the Moving Image Research Network was set up to address the issues of sustainability and historiography which arose from the number of moving image arts database and digitised collection projects developed in the UK.

Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, the project ran from 2007 – 2009 and was led by Julia Knight (University of Sunderland) in collaboration with the British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection (University of the Arts London) and REWIND: Artists’ Video in the 1970s & 1980s (Dundee University).

The Future Histories of the Moving Image conference (University of Sunderland November 2007) examined the changing ways in which moving image culture circulated and is interrogated.