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New Directions in Film Historiography

DFG Research Network: New Directions in Film Historiography. Digital Tools and Methods in Film and Media Studies

The international research network funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) explores how digital technologies shape our understanding of film and cinema history from a media studies perspective. In order to analyze the epistemic, conceptual, and methodological frameworks of digital film historiography, the 15 network members bring together theory with practice. It is assumed that the challenges and potentials of digital technologies can best be understood in its far-reaching dimensions when both applied and critically reflected. Besides film and media studies, the researchers draw on approaches from various disciplines by spanning history, software studies, library and archive studies, and computer science.


Project duration:
July 2019 - December 2022
Project leader: Dr. Sarah-Mai Dang