Eric Hoyt

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  • Associate Professor
  • Media and Cultural Studies
Office Hours:
  • Thursday 11:00-12:00 PM & 2:30-3:45 PM
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My teaching and research concentrate on digital media production, the Digital Humanities, and the past, present, and future of the media industries.. I've published articles on the public domain, idea submission lawsuits, and the impact of tax law on Hollywood. My book, Hollywood Vault: Film Libraries before Home Video, explores the content libraries owned by the Hollywood studios and how the value of old movies changed over time. Most recently, I've been working as as a software developer and the US PI on Project Arclight: Analytics for the Study of 20th Century Media, which received a Digging into Data grant from the IMLS, SSHRC, and NEH Office of Digital Humanities. I am the co-director of the Media History Digital Library, which has digitized over 1.4 million pages of out-of-copyright film and broadcasting periodicals for broad public access. I also designed and produced the MHDL's search and visualization platform, Lantern. You can read more about my research and teaching on my website, http://erichoyt.org.

Education

  • Ph.D. Division of Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, 2012
  • M.F.A. Peter Stark Producing Program, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, 2008
  • B.S. Radio-TV-Film, School of Communication, Northwestern University, 2005

Honors/Awards

  • Digging into Data Grant ($200,000). Awarded for Project Arclight. , IMLS, SSHRC, and NEH Office of Digital Humanities , 2014
  • Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award. Awarded for Lantern , Society for Cinema and Media Studies , 2014
  • Best Electronic Reference Site. Awarded for Lantern , Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association , 2014
  • Best Website for Teaching & Learning. Awarded for Media History Digital Library , American Association of School Librarians , 2014
  • Michael Nelson Prize for a Work in Media and History. Awarded for Media History Digital Library. , International Association for Media and History , 2013
  • Best Electronic Reference Site. Awarded for Media History Digital Library , Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association , 2012
  • Student Writing Award , Society for Cinema and Media Studies , 2009

Articles

Books

  • 2014. Hollywood Vault: Film Libraries before Home Video. Berkeley: University of California Press .

Courses

  • CA 155 - Introduction to Digital Media Production
  • CA 557 - Contemporary Media Industries
  • CA 609 - Digital Media Production for Graduate Students
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