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GSSN Research Forum

Hitchcock Cinema, G19, ARTS ONE, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

8 September 2016 09:30-17:30

The Public Research Forum and Workshop at Queen Mary University of London offer a platform for researchers within and beyond the academy to explore current work on German film and history. With special guests Senta Siewert (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) and Stefanie Schulte-Strathaus (Arsenal Berlin). Full details of the programme can be downloaded here.

Booking for the Research Forum is essential and tickets are limited to 2 per person. If you need more tickets, please contact the event organiser directly.

Films of Rhythm and Movement

Close-Up Film Centre, 97 Sclater St, London, E1 6HR

8 September 2016 19:00-21:00

Lotte Reiniger and Ruth Legear

Tickets: £10 / £8 conc. / £6 Close-Up members

Booking is essential for this separate event. To book, please call the Close-Up Box Office on 020 3784 7975.

GSSN Symposium

Living Pasts, Moving Present - Day One

King's College London, Room K-1.14, Strand Campus, WC2R 2LS

9 September 2016 10:00-18:00

The Symposium kicks off on 9 September with a keynote lecture from distinguished film historian and theorist Vinzenz Hediger. Friday screenings and panels explore how new uses of analogue film reinvigorate the lost heritage of archive and early silent film. The programme is available to download from here.

Living Archive - archive work as a contemporary artistic and curatorial practice

Goethe-Institut London

Tickets: £3, £2 for registered symposium participants.

Separate booking is essential. To book, please follow this link.

GSSN Symposium

Living Pasts, Moving Present - Day Two

King's College London, Room K-1.14, Strand Campus, London, WC2R 2LS

10 September 2016 10:00-17:00

On Saturday 10th, the focus of the Symposium shifts to the contemporary moment with sessions on modernist experiments in film time (Straub-Huillet), on neoliberal future visions (Fictions and Futures #1. Happiness in the Abstract, 2013); and on activist projects including the short film compilation Research Refugees (Filmkollektiv Recherche, 2016), and the archive and curatorial project Reclaiming History, Unveiling Memory (Didi Cheeka).

Speakers include Stefanie Schulte-Strathaus (Arsenal Berlin), Minze Tummescheit and Arne Hector from the DIY Film Project Labor Berlin; filmmaker Manu Luksch (Dreams Rewired/Mobilisiering der Träume, 2015); filmmaker Didi Cheeka (Lagos Film Society, Nigeria); and filmmakers from the student collective Filmkollektiv Recherche (Research Refugees, 2016).


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If you are unable to attend, please provide us with the details of anyone who is coming in your place.

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Organiser German Screen Studies Network

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The German Screen Studies Network was founded in June 2012 as a platform for informed comment and German-language film promotion amongst researchers, educators, film professionals and interested members of the public.

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