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  • 08.03.2023:
    Jana Zündel, Fernsehserien in der Alltags- und Medienkultur. Kölner Mediengespräche, Herbert von Halem Verlag (book launch).
  • 18.03.2023:
    Jana Zündel, Memefication as Pop-Cultural Self-Preservation: Television, (Pre-)Internet Memes, and Referentiality, Pop Cultures: Cultural and Creative Industries, Concepts and Problems. A Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference (Progressive Connexions), Prague.
  • 01.04.2023:
    Clara Podlesnigg, Smooth holograms, smooth histories? Straffen und Glätten als Verfahren, 36. Film- und medienwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg/Mozarteum University Salzburg.
  • 01.04.2023:
    Sema Çakmak, Filme für Lubunyas: Identitätsstiftung durch queere Filme bei Lambda Istanbul, 36. Film- und medienwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Paris-Lodron-Universität/Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.


  • 13.01.2022:
    Amrita Biswas, Mapping the Media Infrastructures of Postpartition Calcutta: An Analysis of the Urban Film Culture of the 1950s, IAMHIST Master Class.
  • 22.01.2022:
    Amrita Biswas, Mapping Soundscape in Shabdo, Talking Films Online.
  • 07.03.2022:
    Christian Alexius, Pour en finir avec le cinéma. cinéphilie et bande dessinée, Qu’est-ce que la cinéphilie aujourd’hui?”, Université Bordeaux Montaigne.
  • 01.04.2022:
    Clara Podlesnigg, Das Tutorial Szenario: How-to hologram Videos als performative Medienpraxis zwischen Wissensvermittlung und Gimmick, 35. Film- und Medienwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Filmakademie Wien.
  •  03.04.2022:
    Amrita Biswas, Calcutta Chronicles: Shifting Borders and the Post-Partition Film Culture, SCMS.
  • 24.06.2022:
    Zeynep Tuna, Investigative Spectatorship and the True-Crime Talk Shows in Turkey, NECS Conference: Epistemic Media: Atlas, Archive, Network.
  • 24.06.2022:
    Zsombor Bobák, Undressing the Comrades: Queer Filmic Methods Animating LGBTQ+ Histories in Central and Eastern Europe, NECS Conference: Epistemic Media: Atlas, Archive, Network.
  •  25.06.2022:
    Amrita Biswas, Thinking through Fan Practices: An Enquiry into Anecdotal and Archival Evidences, NECS Conference: Epistemic Media: Atlas, Archive, Network.
  • 25.06.2022:
    Johanna Laub, Digital debris: Utopias of universal knowledge and the aesthetic of ruination in the work of Fiona Tan, NECS Conference: Epistemic Media: Atlas Archive, Network.
  • 07.07.2022:
    Laura Laabs, Making Sense of Dual Sense, DiGRA 2022 PhD Consortium, Jagiellonian University, Kraków.
  • 08.07.2022:
    Jana Zündel, The ever-changing aesthetics of the serial intro as indicators of televisual and media cultural change, TV AESTHETICS – NOW WHAT? University of Kent.
  • 13.07.2022:
    Amrita Biswas, A Site of Confluence: Aurora’s Narkeldanga Studio
    and Calcutta’s Film Production Culture (1950s), IAMHIST Conference: Conflict Resolution and the Media.
  • 13.07.2022:
    Johanna Laub, The unresolved revolution: Real-time streams and the experience of latency, IAMHIST Conference: Conflict Resolution and the Media.
  • 13.07.2022
    Anna Bell, Pessimistic Hope as Rebellion: Fassbinder’s Utopia, Utopian Studies Society 22nd Annual Conference: Opening Utopia: New Directions in Utopian Studies, University of Brighton.
  • 10.09. 2022:
    Amrita Biswas and Johanna Laub, Travelling through Time: TimeRide and the Politics of Urban Reconstruction, Symposium: Nineteenth- Century Visual Technologies in Contemporary Practices.
  • 15.09.2022:
    Sema Çakmak, Pembe Hayat KuirFest: Film Festival Activism Between Social and Economic Sustainability, Screenfest 2. Film Festival Symposium Adana.

  • 22.09.2022:
    Clara Podlesnigg, An Inversion of Magic: Girl Bosses and Gimmicky Holograms on Social Media, 3rd Padova Summer School on Philosophy and Cultural Studies of Technology: Technology and Magic, University of Padova.
  • 29.09.2022:
    Jana Zündel, „Wir haben neue Folgen für Sie“: Ansporn und Überwachung von Fernsehen als fortlaufende Freizeitaufgabe, GfM Jahrestagung 2022 „Arbeit“, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.
  • 29.09.2022:
    Christian Alexius, Cinephile Archivpraktiken im Comic und die Mitarbeit ihrer Leserschaft, GfM-Jahrestagung 2022 “Arbeit”, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.
  • 06.10.2022:
    Anna Bell, Fassbinder: Leather as Method, X GECA International Conference: Queer Cinema Around the World, Complutense University of Madrid.
  • 15.10. 2022:
    Amrita Biswas, Cinephilic Wonder and Anxiety: The Sacred Value of the OCNS of Apu Trilogy, Ray and the Sense of Wonder, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • 26.10.2022:
    Anna Bell, Everything made of Leather: Fassbinder’s Sadomasochism, LILEC Graduate Conference: Sex and Discursive Strategies between Implicit and Explicit in Literature, Language and Translation, University of Bologna.
  • 28.10.2022:
    Anna Bell, Fassbinder’s Digital Afterlife on Youtube, Symposium “Platforms and the Moving Image”, Goethe University Frankfurt.
  • 28.10.2022:
    Clara Podlesnigg, “I’m just an ideas person”: David O’Reilly’s iHologram (2008), financial crisis, and the failed crossing of a hologram app from video to crowdfunding platforms, Symposium “Platforms and the Moving Image”, Goethe University Frankfurt.
  • 16.11.2022:
    Laura Laabs, Sensations and Seamlessness. How Astro’s Playroom and the DualSense Controller Re/Configure the PlayStation Brand, Global Emergent Media Lab “Works in Progress”, Concordia University.
  • 18.11.2022:
    Laura Laabs, Branded Space, Brand as Space. Astro’s Playroom and the Mediation of PlayStation, Media Fields Conference VIII: Zones of Mediation, Media Fields Collective, University of California Santa Barbara, online.
  • 29.11.2022:
    Johanna Laub, Archives in/as ruins: Moving image art and the anarchaeology of archival debris, Archive/Counter-Archive, Montréal.
  • 01.12.2022:
    Laura Laabs, Cracks and Critters. Repair Videos and the Unruliness of Gaming Devices, The Materials of Screen Media Conference, SSAAANZ/Massey University, online.
  • 01.12.2022:
    Clara Podlesnigg, Seeing through CDs: a plastic pyramid and its story, The Materials of Screen Media, SSAAANZ 2022/Massey University, online.


  • 01.2021:
    Philipp Dominik Keidl, Laliv Melamed and Jaap Verheul, Media during the Pandemic, Oxford Brooks University, United Kingdom
  • 07.01.2021:
    Christian Alexius, Film in Comics. Contemporary Representations between Cinephile Practice and Alternative Film Historiography, IAMHIST Master Class on Media and History.
  • 11.01.2021:
    Laliv Melamed; Antonio Somaini, Pandemic Media/Media Itineraries, Centre for Digital Cultures Forum, Leuphana University.
  • 04./06.02.2021:
    Amrita Biswas,
    Mapping the Urban Cinephilia: An Analysis of Film Festival Networks in Kolkata, South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference 2021, Florida State University, U.S.A.
  • 19./26.02.2021:
    Laliv Melamed, A NonReport, Knowledge and Mediation, Annual workshop, Centre for Comparative Media, Columbia University.
  • 03.2021:
    Philipp Dominik Keidl and Laliv Melamed,
    Media Production and Media Studies in Pandemic Times, 34. Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
  • 03.03.2021:
    Laliv Melamed; Amir Yatziv, Last Night I Visited in the Kingdom of Shadows, Lecture Performance, “Is the Future Here?,” Betzalel Academy of Art.
  • 03.2021:
    Philipp Dominik Keidl, Evidence, Practice, and Procedure: Fans and the Making of ‘Juridical Media’, Annual Conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, U.S.A.
  • 24.04.2021:
    Kerim Dogruel, Glänzende Zukünfte, Science MashUp 2021 “XR – Gesellschaft – Utopien”, Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig.
  • 6./7.05.2021:
    Amrita Biswas,
    Calcutta Super-8: An Analysis of the ‘Failed’ Movement, Institute for Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Università degli Studi di Udine, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and European Film Gateway.
  • 06.06.2021:
    Kerim Dogruel, Transforming G.I. Joe
    , Mechademia Asian Conference 2021 Ecologies.
  • 16.06.2021:
    Amrita Biswas, Kolkata Chronicles: An Analysis of the Urban Soundscape in Alternative Bengali Films, Sound on Screen Conference 2021, Oxford Brookes University.
  • 01.08.2021:
    Fadekemi Olawoye, Constructing the Nigerian Woman’s Crime Film in Kings of Boys (2018) and Omo Ghetto (2020), London International Conference on Film Studies: The Anatomy of Identities.
  • 01.10.2021:
    Fadekemi Olawoye, Hindi Film Fandom: Reception of Selected Zee World Series Among Non-Elitist Audience in Southern Nigeria, Global Screen World: An International Workshop SOAS University of London.
  • 26.10.2021:
    Laliv Melamed, The Operative Image and the Scandal of State Secrecy, Enter the Void Symposium, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz in collaboration with Kunsthalle Mainz.
  • 10.2021:
    Philipp Dominik Keidl, Objects Worth Filming: Disney Plus and the Platformization of Film History, European History Reloaded: Curation and Appropriation of Digital Audiovisual Heritage, Utrecht University, Netherlands.


  • 05.02.2020:
    Laliv Melamed; Antonio Somaini; Joshua Simon, Metastability, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt
  • 20.02.2020:
    Alexander Stark, Between Reconstruction, Economic Miracle and Structural Change – Dortmund’s Self-Portrayal in Local Image Films, Urban Layers – Rust Belt and the Ruhr, University of Cincinnati
  • 12.03.2020:
    Rebecca Boguska, Das schwarze Viereck denken oder Skizzen zum theoretischen Potenzial nicht-wahrnehmbarer Rahmen, 33. Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig.
  • 27./29.08.2020:
    Amrita Biswas, Mapping the Urban Cinephilia: An Analysis of Film Festival Networks in Kolkata, Media Meet 2020, Department of Media Studies, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore, in association with Griffith University, Australia and Florida State University, U.S.A.
  • 21.10.2020:
    Laliv Melamed in conversation with Maya Schweizer as part of the exhibition Stimmen, Museum Villa Stuck, München, Link
  • 15.11.2020:
    Laliv Melamed, In-Between: Conversation with filmmaker Maysaloun Hamoud, part of the Fall Lecture Series, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University


  • 07.01.2019:
     Laliv Melamed; Zach Blas, Generic Mannequins, invited talk as part of the lecture series Machine Vision, Le Bal art centre, Paris
  • 06.02.2019:
    Laliv Melamed, Simulated Scenarios: Aviation and the Visual Politics of the Phantasmatic, invited talk, King’s College, London
  • 08.03.2019:
    Marie Sophie Beckmann, Auferstanden aus dem Underground: Das Cinema of Transgression macht Geschichte, 32. Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Filmuniversität Babelsberg, Potsdam
  •  15.03.2019:
    Laliv Melamed, TV Listings and the Shaping of Social Time, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington
  • 24.03.2019:
    Kalani Michell, Taking Down Pictures, Society for Cinema & Media Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington
  • 25.03.2019:
    Antoine Prévost-Balga, Slowing-Down Nuclear Explosions. Rescaled/Reformatted Temporalities, XVII MAGIS – International Film and Media Studies Spring School, Gorizia
  • 25.03.2019:
    Nicole Braida, Media for (which) Change?, XVII MAGIS – International Film and Media Studies Spring School, Gorizia
  • 25.03.2019:
    Andrea Polywka, Beyond Dichotomies: Rethinking the Terminological and Technological Boundaries of the Animated Film, Winter School at the Graduate Academy and the Centre for Animated Research, Doing Animation History: Exploring Challenges and New Visions in Writing Animation Histories, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
  • 29.03.2019:
    Karin Fleck, Record to the Future, Memories of the Future Conference, University of London
  • 16.05.2019:
    Alexander Stark, Amateur Industrial Films from West Germany – The Case of “The Filming Baker’s Wife”, IX encontro anual da AIM, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
  • 16.05.2019:
    Guilherme Machado, Transferring Labor-related Knowledge in the Cybernetic Age, IX encontro anual da AIM, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
  • 21.05.2019:
    Laliv Melamed; Zach Blas; Antonio Somaini, Machine Visions, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
  • 24.05.2019:
    Rebecca Boguska, Photographic Media as/and Gestures: A Reflection on the Role of Photography in the Recognition of GTMO Detainees, Pre-Conference “Mediated Recognition: Identity, Justice and Activism”, International Communication Association 69th Conference, Washington D.C.
  • 05.06.2019:
    Laliv Melamed, At Face Value, Lunch paper: Forschungszentrum Historische Geisteswissenschaften, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
  • 06.06.2019:
    Laliv Melamed, Here-There: on La Bas by Chantal Akerman, The Films of Chantal Akerman, Deutsches Filminstitut, Frankfurt
  • 06.06.2019:
    Rebecca Boguska, The (Non-) Commodifiable? Torture Photographs from the Abu Ghraib Prison
    , Fotografie und Ökonomie, 5. Workshop der AG Fotografieforschung, Universität Basel
  • 13.06.2019:
    Rebecca Boguska, Narrating (Photographs Showing) Torture?, Structures and Voices: Storytelling in Post-Digital Times – The NECS 2019 Conference, University of Gdánsk
  • 14.06.2019:
    Antoine Prévost-Balga, The Laboratory Life of a Milk Drop, Structures and Voices: Storytelling in Post-Digital Times – The NECS 2019 Conference, University of Gdánsk
  • 14.06.2019:
    Philipp Röding, It’s Hard To Be Down When You’re Up. Elevators As Architectural Storytelling Devices, Structures and Voices: Storytelling in Post-Digital Times – The NECS 2019 Conference, University of Gdánsk
  • 10.07.2019:
    Antoine Prévost-Balga, In Situ Optics, Screening and Discussion with Zachary Formwalt. Mal Seh’n Kino – Frankfurt am Main
  • 29.10.2019:
    Verena Mund, Neue Ellbogenwelt. Maße und Ausmaße von Theken, Ringvorlesung “Das Detail”, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • 05.11.2019:
    Antoine Prévost-Balga, Camera Atomica. Technicité et temporalité des images des explosions atomique. Workshop « Techno-Images. Configurations visuelles et médias XIX-XXI siècle ». 5 Novembre 2019, Maison de la recherche, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3
  • 09.11.2019:
    Laliv Melamed, Making Memory: post screening discussion, Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt


  • 01.01.2018:
    Laliv Melamed, On Omar Amiralay’s Films, Borders of Documentary, International conference, The Van Leer Research Institute, Jerusalem
  • 29.01.2018:
    Nicola Braida, Der verzweigte Pfad: Interaktives Erzählen über Flucht und Migration, Guest Lecture, Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • 05.03.2018:
    Antoine Prévost-Balga, Turning the Body Power into Data: Technological Control of Performativity, XVI MAGIS International Film Studies Spring School, Gorizia
  • 05.03.2018:
    Philipp Röding, Structure of Feeling, Feeling of Structure, XVI MAGIS International Film Studies Spring School, Gorizia
  • 07.03.2018:
    Nicole Braida, Get the Flow, XVI MAGIS International Film Studies Spring School, Gorizia
  • 07.03.2018:
    Marin Reljic, Between Fight for Justice and Imaginations of Violence. Deconstructive reshaping of a Historical Process in Johannes Kalitzke’s Conemporary Music for Silence Movie “Die Weber” (“The Weavers”, 1927) by Frederic Zelnik, XVI MAGIS International Film Studies Spring School, Gorizia
  • 11.04.2018:
    Alexander Stark, Ménage-à-trois – ElisabethWilms’ Advertising Film “Flirt mit einer Maschine”, The Love That Speaks Its Name: Advertising Film, New York University
  • 12.04.2018:
    Alexander Stark, “Help us help!” – German postwar charity films by Elisabeth Wilms, The 11th Orphan Film Symposium, New York University
  • 24.04.2018:
    Laliv Melamed, Maps to the Future: Documentation, Digitality and 3D experimentation, Invited talk, Oxford Brookes University
  • 04.06.2018:
    Karin Fleck, Nostalgia as a time out of joint, Nostalgia in Contemporary Culture Conference, University of Southern Denmark
  • 18.06.2018:
    Andrea Polywka, Hybrid moving images – animation practices and realism in contemporary feature films, 30th Annual Conference of the Society of Animation Studies, Emerging Researchers Seminar, Concordia University, Montréal
  • 27.06.2018:
    Nicola Braida, Media for Change?, Media Tactics and Engagement – The NECS 2018 Conference, Universiteit van Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • 28.06.2018:
    Alexander Stark, Tactics of a Professional Amateur – Researching Elisabeth Wilms’ Sponsored Filmmaking, Media Tactics and Engagement – The NECS 2018 Conference, Universiteit van Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • 29.06.2018:
    Karin Fleck, Touching Records in Films, Media Tactics and Engagement – The NECS 2018 Conference, Universiteit van Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • 07.07.2018:
    Kalani Michell, Unboxing Film Culture, Edit Film Culture! Festival, Exhibition, Film Series, Berlin
  • 10.08.2018:
    Laliv Melamed, Simulated Scenarios, in: Operating in the Open: Operative Images in Public Discourse, Visible Evidence, Indiana University
  • 07.08.2018:
    Rebecca Boguska, Image Banks, Stock Photography and Documentary Representation, Visible Evidence XXV, Indiana University Bloomington
  • 19.08.2018:
    Alexander Stark, Collaborative Amateur Film Production in Sponsored Filmmaking and the Challenge of Retracing it, Graduate Symposium of the CSF Summer Seminar Media History of the Margins, University of Lausanne, Università della Svizzera Italiana, University of Luxembourg
  • 21.09.2018:
    Nicole Braida, Call for (Inter)Action: The Construction of Solidarity in Interactive Practices, Digital Cultures: Knowledge, Culture, Technology, Universität Lüneburg
  • 11.10.2018
    Marin Reljic, Die Ästhetik des Politischen bei Abel Gance Napoleon – Konzepte, Fragmente und Zitate innerhalb musikalischer (Neu-)Vertonungen, Symposium: Musik als symbolische Form, Travemünde
  • 08.11.2018:
    Laliv Melamed, A Nonreport, Against Documentary, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 15.11.2018:
    Verena Mund, Vor Geschäftsschluss. Chantal Akermans Working Girls-Film Golden Eighties, Lecture + Film series “Chantal Akerman: Die Erfinderin der Formen”, Deutsches Filminstitut und Filmmuseum, Frankfurt
  • 27.11.2018:
    Andrea Polywka, A Technical Marvel –Einsatz und Transparenz von Animationstechniken, 4th Conference of the German speaking Animation Studies Gorup (AG Animation), “In Wirklichkeit…Animation”, FH St. Pölten


  • 05.10.2017:
    Nicole Braida, Ökonomie Interaktiver Webbasierter Praktiken im Bereich des Non-Fiktionalen, Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 09.12.2017:
    Kalani Michell, Cinema Journal in Your Ears: Podcasting Media Studies, Format Matters: Theories, Histories, Practices: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Mainz