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Annual EYE International Conference

May 27- 30, available online

Final program EYE International Conference 2017 now online From Saturday May 27 to Tuesday May 30, the annual EYE International Conference takes place at EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. The final schedule of this 3-day program is now available online. Program and registration information This year, the EYE International Conference will host for two days a special 40th edition of the technical symposium The Reel Thing. Founded and curated by Grover Crisp and Michael Friend, The Reel Thing addresses current thinking and most advanced practical examples in the field of preservation, restoration and media conservation, and creates an international common ground for discussion and evaluation. The Reel Thing has been presented all across the United States, as well as Europe and South America, since its inception in 1994. The Reel Thing at EYE Filmmuseum is a program with a unique line-up of 25 international experts, among whom laboratory technicians, academics, archivists,... >

Patricia Pisters en Maarten de Rijke

worden op 8 juni geïnstalleerd als lid van de KNAW

Hoogleraren Patricia Pisters en Maarten de Rijke zijn twee van de 26 nieuwe leden van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW). Ze worden op 8 juni geïnstalleerd. Hoogleraar filmwetenschappen en mediastudies Patricia Pisters is op dit moment directeur van de Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis en doet vooral onderzoek naar de hedendaagse film- en beeldcultuur. Maarten de Rijke is moment hoogleraar informatieverwerking en internet aan de UvA. Hij houdt zich vooral bezig met de wetenschap achter zoekmachines, onder meer met de vraag hoe zoekmachines zelf kunnen leren van het gedrag van hun gebruikers om zoekresultaten te verbeteren. More >

PhD defence Christian Olesen

Film History in the Making, May 10 Agnietenkapel, 14:00

C.G. Olesen: Film History in the Making: Film Historiography, Digitised Archives and Digital Research Dispositifs. PhD defence ceremony Christian Olesen investigates the implications digitisation has for scholarly film historiography. He argues there is a deficit in our critical understanding of knowledge production with digital methods and their representational practices in film historical research. He develops a meta-historical framework that accounts for such practices to further the critical analysis and conceptualisation of digital archive-based scholarship. Supervisor Prof. J.J. Noordegraaf Read more >

Ubiquitous Cinema

Education, Mobility, and Storytelling in the Digital Age Beijing, 27-29 April

The conference is part of the ERC funded project ChinaCreative of Jeroen de Kloet. Cameras and screens have become ubiquitous in everyday life. This provokes questions about the ways we produce, perceive, distribute, but also teach and study cinema today. For this conference, we aim to discuss three entangled phenomena to probe into the ubiquity of screen cultures in the digital age: education, mobility, and storytelling. One of the keynotespeakers: Patricia Pisters (University of Amsterdam, author of The Neuro-Image: A Deleuzian Filmphilosophy of Digital Screen Culture and The Matrix of Visual Culture: Working with Deleuze in Film Theory). Read more >

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the programs and Department of Media Studies

Friday May 19

The anniversary will take place in the Houten Zaal of the Volkshotel (Wibautstraat 150 in Amsterdam). The schedule of that day (the program will be partly in Dutch and in English): 14.00-14.30 uur              Doors open 14.30-15.00 uur              Keynote speech Rens Bod 15.00-15.30 uur              Coffee break 15.30-17.00 uur              Presentations of Staff and alumni 17.00-20.00 uur             Drinks with bites Host of this event: alumnus Sjoerd van Ramshorst – presenter at NOS Studio Sport Presentations by staff and alumni: FILM STUDIES Alumnus: Parwin Mirrahimy – head of the program department Nederlands Film Festival Staff: Marie-Aude Baronian TELEVISION STUDIES Alumnus: Michiel Brongers – film maker and editor youth documentaries KRO-NCRV Staff: Jaap Kooijman NEW MEDIA Alumnus: Andres Boot – vice-president customer strategies Piksel Inc. Staff: Anne Helmond ARCHIVAL AND INFORMATION STUDIES Alumnus: Bernadine Ypma- head public & presentation and associate director of the Utrechts Archief Staff: Charles Jeurgens and... >

Alumni MA Journalistiek en media, Mediastudies,

winnen vijf Tegels, April 2017

Alumni master Journalistiek en media winnen vijf Tegels Afgelopen dinsdag werden De Tegels, de nationale prijs voor de Nederlandse journalistiek, uitgereikt. De helft van alle nominaties betrof dit jaar alumni – en één student – van de master Journalistiek en media van de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Uiteindelijk wonnen alumni vijf van de acht Tegels. Het gaat om de volgende prijzen: De Tegel voor Verslaggeving ging naar het team van NOS op 3 voor Bij ons #inMolenbeek. Daar zit Lars Dellemann (tweedejaars student) bij; De Tegel voor Interview ging naar Maud Effting (geen alumnus) en Huib Modderkolk (de Volkskrant), voor Van golden boy tot total loss; De Tegel voor Achtergrond ging naar Sarah Sylbing en Ester Gould (HUMAN) voor Schuldig; De Tegel voor Talent ging naar Anne de Blok (KRO-NCRV) voor De monitor, De monitor 2 en De monitor 3 En de Publiekspijs (een extra Tegel) ging naar Thomas Rueb (NRC)... >

Maarten Doorman bijzonder hoogleraar VU

Historische Cultuur van Duitsland: filosofie, kunst en literatuur

De rector magnificus van de Vrije Universiteit en de decaan van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen nodigen u van harte uit tot het bijwonen van de openbare zitting van het College van Decanen op 26 april a.s., waarin de heer prof. dr. F.M. Doorman, benoemd vanwege het Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam (DIA) tot bijzonder hoogleraar Historische Cultuur van Duitsland: filosofie, kunst en literatuur, zijn ambt hoopt te aanvaarden met het uitspreken van de rede BILDUNG IN HET LABYRINT VAN DE ROMANTIEK. Plaats: de aula van de Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1105. Tijd: woensdag 26 april 2017, om 15.45 uur precies.     >

This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice.

Lectures on exceptional film restorations, April 3 to May 15 in EYE

From April 3 to May 15, Monday afternoon, EYE and the University of Amsterdam present This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice, a series of six public lectures at EYE devoted to notable projects in the field of film restoration and film heritage. Giovanna Fossati (chief curator at EYE and professor of Film Heritage at the UvA) addresses recent restoration projects and presentation forms of film heritage, varying from pre-cinema to recent experimental films and Hollywood classics. Besides regular film projections in cinemas, the lectures cover exhibitions and alternative presentation formats. Each session features a guest speaker, a Q&A and film screenings, often accompanied by live music. >

Media Studies and Communication at UvA 2nd worldwide in QS Ranking

March 8

The UvA has surged to 2nd place amongst universities worldwide in Communication & Media Studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Last year, the UvA placed 6th for this subject. With a total of 19 subjects listed in the top 50, the UvA is the highest ranked university in the Netherlands for the second consecutive year. Edith Smit, director of the Graduate School of Communication and professor of Persuasive Communication, is extremely pleased with the achievement. ‘It reflects our constant efforts to improve our teaching and research. We were already well respected in Europe; it’s great to see that we have now also cemented our position globally.’ Richard Rogers, professor of New Media and Digital Culture and former department chair of Media Studies is also delighted with the result: ‘Our department is doing ground-breaking work and we always gain considerable international... >

EYE on Art and Fiber Festival,

Alchemical Visions (o.a. Emerald Transmutations, Patricia Pisters e.a.) May 9

EYE on Art and FIBER Festival present Alchemical Visions on Tuesday, May 9th, two days prior to the festival: a special double edition of EYE on ART about cinema and alchemy. May 9, 20:00 – 23:00, Cinema 2, EYE Film Museum, Tickets: € 10.50 / FIBER Passe-partout holders: € 9,00 Connected to the festival research into the relationship between alchemy and art, Alchemical Visions is a cinematic journey that invites the audience to explore matter at very different levels: witness beauty of natural processes from close-up, follow the global trade in rare metals and imagine being at the nano-level to witness atomic processes. Alchemical Visions presents films by artists and filmmakers who, like the ancient alchemists, speculate and experiment with new materials. Emerald Transmutations (2016), Patricia Pisters (NL) in collaboration with Ian Magor, D.N. Rodowick, Jacques Perconte, Polly Stanton, David Verdeure, Rosa Menkman – 19’00” Alchemic Dialogue. On The Most... >