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How to Grasp Historical Media Dispositifs in Practice

Andreas Fickers

Andreas Fickers is Professor of Contemporary and Digital History at Luxembourg University, Luxembourg. His research ranges from transnational media history to the European history of technology and theory of digital history. He is the co-editor in chief of the open access online journal VIEW – European Journal of Television History and Culture and the author, most recently, of Communicating Europe: Technologies, Information, Events (Palgrave, 2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...This contribution’s point of departure is the search for alternative ways to draft historical statements on past media practices. The main concern centres on how historical objects of media technology can be used as sources...

The Landscape in the Memory: Animated Travel Diaries

Animated Landscapes : History, Form and Function

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...This chapter is based on research presented at the 2nd International Conference in Illustration and Animation CONFIA, held in Porto, Portugal, November 29, 2013, under the title ‘Animated Travel Diaries. Memory, Transit and Experience’.This...

Becoming YouTube’s Grandad: Media, Age, and Generation in a Virtual Community

Susan Aasman

Susan Aasman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. As a media historian and active researcher, she has written extensively about the history of amateur media and the history of documentary filmmaking. Since 2012, she has served as the chief editor for the Dutch Journal for Media History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...This contribution explores the iconic video collection of the YouTube vlogger Peter Oakley, better known as “Geriatric1927.” During a period of eight years, Oakley, born in 1927, posted more than 400 vlogs. Over the years he would receive...
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...Cristina’s Room ‒ Day Male and female clothing is strewn around an upper-middle-class room, decorated in good taste. A leather jacket hangs draped over a chair and a lead-blue dress lies on the floor. Cristina...

The Social Construction of Generations in a Media Society: The Case of Postwar West Germany

Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...This article asks how “generations” are created through media discourses and public debates and what modern generational history can learn from theoretical and methodological approaches of media studies.Recent scholarship on generational...

Film-of-Life

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...From Plato’s anxieties concerning the simulacra’s disruption of the distinction between original and copy, to Lacan’s implicit critique of the imaginary as the site of doubling and deadly violence, Western metaphysics attests...
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...Yellow screen. Sound of a garden gate bell. Open countryside, a line of trees, seen from a railway carriage. The train is still. No sound. Quick fade out. Momentary yellow screen. The sea, seen from a high window, a towel hanging on a towel...

The Mirror of a City: The ‘Parisian Collection’ of the Forum des Images

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...The original purpose of the Forum des Images – which was to set up the audiovisual memory of a city – was particularly ambitious because Paris happens to be one of the most often, and best, filmed cities in the world. It has been filmed...

Belated Screenings of Home Movies: Biographical Storytelling and Generational Referencing

Joseph Wachelder

Joseph Wachelder is Associate Professor of History at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. His research focuses on interactions between science and culture, and his wide-ranging publication history has addressed issues in higher education, the popularization of science, colour and sense experience in art and science, and educational toys and games. He has previously held positions in Gewina (the Dutch Society for the History of Medicine, Mathematics, Science and Technology) and the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...At conversational screenings of home movies attended by relatives from the deceased filmmakers or people depicted, biographical storytelling is a recurring practice. This analysis of temporal situating and referencing in such belated...

Introduction

Rebecca Prime

Rebecca Prime is a film historian whose publications include Hollywood Exiles in Europe: the Blacklist and Cold War Film Culture (Rutgers University Press, 2014). A Fulbright scholar, she holds degrees from Columbia University, New York University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinematic Homecomings : Exile and Return in Transnational Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...After Exile: the original title for this collection and an apparent oxymoron, given exile's connotations of permanence. In literature and history, from Oedipus to Napoleon, the banishment of exile results in diaspora and death...