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What becomes of film once it leaves the cinema? How do moving images work in settings beyond the classical dispositive of the public screening – in the home, the scientific laboratory, the classroom or in public spaces? And how does technological change – particularly the emergence of digital photography and the proliferation of network communication – affect the shape and uses of moving images?

Based on a conception of moving image culture that exceeds and challenges the established methodological frameworks of cinema studies, this Graduate Research Training Program examines a wide variety of configurations of film including, and beyond, the classical cinema space. Twelve doctoral students and two postdoctoral fellows per cohort will study these different aspects of moving image culture with the input and under the supervision of fifteen established researchers in an interdisciplinary setting, addressing topics in film and media studies, philosophy, musicology and literature.
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CfP International Conference “Sticky Films. Conceptual and Material Explorations”
Proposals for papers for the Final Conference of the second cohort are now being accepted.
Date: June 1-3, 2023.
Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2022.
Kolleg event
11.07.2022 • 18:00 – 20:00
Eisenhower Room 1.314 IG-Farben Building
Abigail De Kosnik: Imagining Futurity through Fandom and Piracy
The public online talk by our Mercator Fellow Abigail De Kosnik will take place on Monday, July 11, 2022.
Kolleg event
27.06.2022 • 18:00 – 20:00
Eisenhower Room 1.314 IG-Farben Building
Michelle Cho: ’RM for President’: Rethinking Soft Power in the Era of K-populism
The public online talk by our Mercator Fellow Michelle Cho will take place on Monday, June 27, 2022.
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Open Access Publication: “Who Owns the Images?” by Sylvie Lindeperg and Ania Szczepanska
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“Geht doch” von Rembert Hüser
Rembert Hüser's new book is now available.
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“Brücke, Switchboard, Theke – Working Girls vor Ort” von Verena Mund
The new book by Verena Mund is now available.
Kolleg event
29.11.2021 • 18:00 – 20:00
Online Lecture
Leen Engelen: The Panoramic Image: Principles, Projects and Projections
Mercator Fellow Leen Engelen held a virtual lecture on "The Panoramic Image" on Monday, November 29, 2021.
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Open Access Publication: “Touchscreen Archaeology. Tracing Histories of Hands-On Media Practices” by Wanda Strauven
Kolleg event
15.06.2021 • 18:00 – 20:00
Online Lecture
Haidee Wasson: Portable Film Formats. Histories of a Dynamic Interface
Mercator Fellow Haidee Wasson held a virtual lecture on "Portable Film Formats. Histories of a Dynamic Interface" on June 15, at 6pm (CET).
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Extension of funding period
Great news: The German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended funding for the Graduiertenkolleg "Configurations of Film"!