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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 research collective 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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Kolleg event
03.05.2019 • 10:00 – 12:00
Room 7.214 of the IG-Farben Building
The Battle Over the Limits of the Image – A Lecture by Dr. Maayan Amir.
Join us on May 3rd for a lecture by Dr. Maayan Amir on extraterritorial images and the visual construction of the legal. The lecture is part of the Image Operations minicluster and is open to the public.
Job Announcement
Our research group offers a post-doc position
Kolleg event
01.09.2018 – 30.06.2019
Filmmuseum Düsseldorf
Cooperation with the Filmmuseum Düsseldorf
Cooperation with the Filmmuseum Düsseldorf - Lecture series in the framework of the exhibition “Fantastic Worlds, Perfect Illusions: Filmic Visual Effects."
Duisburger Filmwoche
Members of the mini-cluster "Following Objects" hopped between coffee at the café Grammatikoff (2€) and the cinema at Dellplatz in Duisburg.
Histories of Film History. Materials & Methods
International Conference on Film History organised by Malte Hagener and Yvonne Zimmermann
Kolleg event
28.11.2018 – 30.11.2018
Eisenhower Room in the IG-Farben Building and Frankfurt Airport
The Kolleg is joined by Anna McCarthy (NYU Tisch) and Norman M. Klein (CalArts) in partaking a field trip to Frankfurt airport.
Kolleg event
22.11.2018 • 18:00
Room 7.214 of the IG-Farben Building
Marie-Aude Baronian: The Cinematic Life of Material Objects
On November 22, 2018 our Mercator Fellow Marie-Aude Baronian spoke about "The Cinematic Life of Material Objects."
DOK Leipzig
In October, the Graduiertenkolleg’s Mini-Cluster “Following Objects“ spent many hours in the cinemas of Leipzig.
Kolleg event
22.10.2018 – 11.02.2019
Media room in the IG-Farben Building
Magnifying Mondays 2018/2019
The Graduiertenkolleg “Configurations of Film” invites you to take part in our screening series “Magnifying Mondays.”
Lecture & Film: Chantal Akerman
The new Lecture & Film series "Inventor of Forms: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman" takes place at the Deutsches Filmmuseum. Starting off on October 25, 2018 with Vinzenz Hediger presenting on La Folie Almayer (2011) and followed by Eric de Kuyper's thoughts on La Captive (2000) on November 1, 2018, the series will continue in a bi-weekly rhythm.