Histories of Film History Conference

From 13-15 December 2018, Philipps-University Marburg hosts the international conference Histories of Film History: Materials and Methods. The conference is organised by Yvonne Zimmermann and NECSUS editorial board member Malte Hagener. Histories of Film History aims at providing insight into the fabrication of film history and discourses on its theories and methods in the past, […]

Screen Studies Conference 2019

The 29th International Screen Studies Conference, taking place at the University of Glasgow on 28-30 June 2019, welcomes proposals for papers, panels, and audiovisual essays. The conference is organised by Screen editors Alison Butler and Alastair Phillips. Confirmed keynote speakers are David Campany (University of Westminster), Laura Marcus (University of Oxford), and Haidee Wasson (Concordia […]

Lisa Parks receives MacArthur Fellowship

Lisa Parks, Professor of Comparative Media Studies/Writing at MIT, has been awarded a 2018 MacArthur Fellowship for her research into the global reach of information technology infrastructures and the cultural, political, and humanitarian implications of the flow of information. The MacArthur Foundation praises Parks for ‘extending the parameters of media studies and revealing the ways […]

Chris Marker: Memories of the Future

From 19 September 2018 to 6 January 2019, the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels hosts an exhibition on the French filmmaker Chris Marker (1921-2012), titled Memories of the Future. The exhibition is set up in collaboration with La Cinémathèque Française. Described by the director Alain Resnais as ‘the prototype of the twenty-first-century man’, […]

Concordia University, position in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media

Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media to begin 1 August 2019. Film Studies at Concordia University is an internationally renowned leader in scholarship and curriculum devoted to the study of sexuality, gender, […]

Call for book reviewers

For the upcoming Spring 2019 #Emotions issue, NECSUS is looking for two book reviewers. NECSUS intends to publish double reviews on the following two pairs of publications: Two volumes from the same editors addressing female authorship in contemporary documentary practices: Boel Ulfsdotter and Anna Backman Rogers, eds. Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism. […]

The Flaherty names Jon-Sesrie Goff as new Executive Director

The Board of Trustees of The Flaherty is pleased to announce that Jon-Sesrie Goff will become Executive Director effective 10 September 2018. Goff, who previously served as Museum Specialist in Film at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, brings considerable talent, deep knowledge of art and film, administrative experience, and leadership ability […]

NECSUS Spring 2019 _ #Emotions, call for papers

guest edited by Jens Eder (Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf), Julian Hanich (University of Groningen), and Jane Stadler (Swinburne University) For more than two decades emotions have been a major topic of discussion and contention in film and media studies. From cognitive theories and phenomenology to affect studies, many different approaches have been suggested, many […]

Alternative Film/Video Research Forum 2018, International Kino Club Histories

Alternative Film/Video, 12-16 December 2018, Belgrade On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Academic Kino Club, founded in Belgrade (then Socialist Yugoslavia, now Republic of Serbia) in 1958, the Alternative Film/Video Research Forum 2018 will be dedicated to the international histories of kino clubs in Europe and beyond. There is a particular postwar history […]

Virtual Reality installation CARNE y ARENA

From 15 June to 27 August 2018, EYE Film Institute Netherlands will present the virtual reality installation CARNE y ARENA (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible) by director Alejandro González Iñárritu. During the summer the installation will run in Amsterdam as part of EYE’s Xtended series, which focuses on debate-sparking virtual reality projects by filmmakers and artists. […]

NECS 2018 Amsterdam, conference programme online

The program of the 12th annual NECS Conference, which will take place from 27-29 June 2018 in Amsterdam, is now available online. Keynote speakers for the conference include Henry Jenkins (University of South California), Lisa Parks (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Kiki Tianqi Yu (University of the West of Scotland). NECS Conference activities will take […]

Film-Philosophy 2018

Film-Philosophy 2018 will be held at University of Gothenburg (Sweden), from 3 to 5 July. The conference is associated with the journal Film-Philosophy. Confirmed keynote speakers for the conference are Emma Wilson (University of Cambridge), Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli (University of California at Davis), Eugenie Brinkema (MIT), Catherine Wheatley (King’s College London), and filmmakers Maja Borg (Sweden) […]

The Webcam as an Emerging Cinematic Medium

The new publication The Webcam as an Emerging Cinematic Medium, by scholar and artist Paula Albuquerque, presents the author’s original research and experimental films to expose fictionalising elements in archival webcams and explore video surveillance as an urban condition that influences both perceptions of the past and visions of the future. The publication is part […]

Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities, University of Groningen

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen is seeking an Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities and Information Science (60% teaching, 40% research). The appointment will be full-time and for a period of five years. The Digital Humanities master-track of the University of Groningen has a broad humanities focus, while the Information Science programmes […]

CCVA Hors-conference in collaboration with Café Chercher

On Saturday the 30th of June from 14.30-17h Café Chercher will organise an afternoon of unfinished research projects for the Cinema and Contemporary Visual Art workgroup (CCVA) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in the Doelenzaal at the University Library (Singel 425, Amsterdam). This is an hors-conference event following the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies 2018 Conference (NECS): Media Tactics and Engagement (27-29 June) which is hosted by […]