Histories of Film History: Materials & Methods

International Conference


13. Dezember 2018 14:00 – 15. Dezember 2018 15:00
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Philipps-University Marburg, Deutscher Sprachatlas, Pilgrimstein 16, Marburg

The Histories of Film History conference aims at providing insight into the fabrication of film history and the discourses on its theories and methods in the past in order to contribute to a better understanding and critical reconsideration of film history today. The conference proposes a transnational, entangled and culturally diverse approach to the archaeology of film history, while paying specific attention to persons, objects, infrastructures, regions, institutional fields and events hitherto overlooked. With the historical explorations of the making of film history from the 19th to the 21st century the conference aims to revisit film history from a fresh angle that provides new insights into the theories and practices, the mechanisms and strategies involved in the on-going process of doing, undoing and redoing film history.