Conferences

A Million Pictures

Posted by on June 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm

  About a year ago, in June 2016, the JPI Heritage Plus project “A Million Pictures: Magic Lantern Slide Heritage as Artefacts in the Common European History of Learning” started and it will run until May 2018. It aims at exploring the educational use of magic lanterns in the 19th century, to help institutions holding slide […]

Domitor Conference 2014

Posted by on July 1, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Last week I attended the 13th International Domitor conference, which took place in Chicago an Evanston, June 21-25. It was a very well organised meeting of Domitorians from many different countries discussing various aspects of early cinema and the broader media and entertainment landscape around 1900. Sabine Lenk (who unfortunately could not come) […]

Montreal Conference: The Magic of Special Effects

Posted by on November 6, 2013 at 9:04 pm

At this conference, I presented a paper entitled “Truco-logiques: la magie des trucages et des effets spéciaux entre la scéne et l’écran”, which I co-wrote with Sabine Lenk. We discussed the different attitudes towards stage effects in Germany and France during the 19th century and their consequences for the status of cinematic tricks in early […]

Cerisy la Salle

Posted by on June 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm

  From June 19-22 Sabine Lenk and I attended the conference La mise en scène théâtrale et les formes audio-visuelles at Cerisy la Salle. We presented a paper on André de Lorde’s play “Au téléphone” and its various filmic adaptations. Thanks to the wonderful collection of the Association de la Régie Théâtrale deposited at the Bibliothèque Historique […]

Christian Metz Conference Zürich

Posted by on June 18, 2013 at 4:54 pm

  I just returned from this wonderfully organised conference in Zürich, where I gave a paper on “Thinking Cinema: Christian Metz and/in the Tradition of Film Theory”. Here is the abstract: In an interview in 1986 Christian Metz stated that he had always worked “in the company” of classical film theorists such as Béla Balázs, […]