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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 >

Publication Marie-Aude Baronian

Screening Memory. The Prosthetic Images of Atom Egoyan, April 2017

Atom Egoyan, a Canadian of Armenian origin, is a prolific filmmaker and visual artist, having created a number of feature films, short films, video installations, and more. His extensive, dense, and multifaceted oeuvre, which delves into questions of heritage, alienation, loss, family, and traumatic history, has continually focused on the relationship between image and memory. While cinema and memory are inextricably bound (films register time, and filmic images are inscribed into our memories), Egoyan’s work takes up this assumption, questioning and complicating the nature of the relationship. Whether it is the relation between memory and audiovisual technology, memory and the Armenian Catastrophe, or memory and diaspora, it is by continually constructing and deconstructing the foundations of the image that these connections emerge. It is thus in these obsessive and repetitive dynamics that Egoyan creates and produces images, at once artificial and fragile, as prostheses of memory. >

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... >

NWO Grant for The Sensory Moving Image Archive (SEMIA)

Giovanna Fossati, Eef Masson, Harry v. Vliet

The research project The Sensory Moving Image Archive (SEMIA). Boosting Creative Reuse for Artistic Practice and Research is one of the seven projects that will receive funding by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) within the research program Smart Culture – Arts and Culture. SEMIA aims to develop a search method that allows artists and researchers to search digitized heritage collections based on their visual characteristics such as light and color, shape or movement. The project’s objective is to establish a set of tools that is needed for the sensory exploration of moving images and it aims to provide a boost to the practice of users who seek to creatively repurpose collections. The researchers will make use of two unique and different types of heritage collections: EYE’s silent films within the Jean Desmet Collection (1907-1916) and Sound and Vision’s extensive collection of NTS / NOS News broadcasts (1956-present). In September 2017, the project starts with the appointment of two post-docs at the University of Amsterdam and two senior researchers at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam of... >

Book Publication Nocturnal Fabulations by Toni Pape, UD Media Studies,

(and others), April 2017

Nocturnal Fabulations: Ecology, Vitality and Opacity in the Cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul by Érik Bordeleau, Toni Pape, Ronald Rose-Antoinette and Adam Szymanski Introduction by Erin Manning We are happy to announce the publication of the book Nocturnal Fabulations, co-authored by Érik Bordeleau, Ronald Rose-Antoinette, Adam Szymanski and our colleague Toni Pape. Nocturnal Fabulations is a collective engagement with the cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul. This project, which proposes a collaboration across two practices: cinema and writing, is animated by a shared curiosity in the pragmatics of fabulation and its speculative gesture of bringing forth a people to come. In an encounter with Apichatpong’s cinematic dreamscape, the concepts of ecology, vitality and opacity emerge to articulate an ethos of fabulation that deframes experience, recomposes subjectivity and unfixes time. The book is published in English and French by the open access publisher Open Humanities Press. Engish version French version >

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.     >