2018 Rochester Conference

15th INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE, Rochester, New York, 13-16 June 2018

Provenance and Early Cinema

Call for paper >> The very founding of Domitor thirty years ago, as an international society for the study of early cinema was the result of an important return to the archive. The reassessment of specific film prints and collections that…

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2016 Stockholm Conference

14th INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE Stockholm, 14-17 June 2016

Viscera, Skin, and Physical Form: Corporeality and Early Cinema

2016 Domitor Stockholm Program  The Fourteenth International Domitor Conference was held in Stockholm at Filmhuset, the Swedish Film Institute, and examined the relationship between corporeality and early cinema. Evening events included archival screenings and lecture-performances at the Bio Victor. The Call…

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2014 Chicago and Evanston Conference

13th INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE Chicago and Evanston, 21-25 June 2014

The Image in Early Cinema: Form and Material

Conference Program Conference Schedule Saturday, June 21 Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts University of Chicago 915 E 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 7:15pm: Program I (66 min.) A selection of films from the EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam. All films will be shown in…

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2012 Brighton Conference

12th INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE BRIGHTON, 18-22 JUNE 2012

Performing New Media, 1895-1915

The Twelfth International Domitor Conference was held at the University of Brighton in Brighton, UK, and examined the relationship between performance and turn-of-the-century media technologies, such as the magic lantern, the phonograph, and motion pictures. Evening events included a screening of…

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2010 Toronto Conference

11TH INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE TORONTO, 13–16 JUNE 2010

Beyond the Screen: Institutions, Networks, and Publics of Early Cinema

The Eleventh International Domitor Conference was held at Ryerson University in Toronto, and examined the institutions and social networks that helped to define cinema as a scientific, moral, educational, commercial, professional, or archival medium. Evening events included screenings at the University…

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2008 Girona and Perpignan Conference

10TH INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE GIRONA AND PERPIGNAN, 13-16 JUNE 2008

Peripheral Early Cinemas

With half of the panels in Girona and the other half in Perpignan, the tenth international Domitor conference has the distinction of being the first to travel across a national border. Participants at this peripatetic conference explored peripheral geographies, technologies,…

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2006 Ann Arbor Conference

9TH INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE ANN ARBOR, 29 MAY-2 JUNE 2006

The “National”/ “Nation” and Early Cinema

The Ninth International Domitor Conference was held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and hosted by the University’s Department of Screen Arts & Cultures. The conference was devoted to exploring how early cinema became “national” or “nationalized,” and…

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2004 Utrecht Conference

8TH INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE UTRECHT, 19-23 JUNE 2004

Networks of Entertainment: Early Film Distribution

The eighth International Domitor conference was co-hosted by the Department of Media Studies of the University of Utrecht and the Nederlands Filmmuseum. Distribution was the topic of the conference. Although a topic central to early cinema, in fact a phenomenon…

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2002 Montreal Conference

7TH INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE MONTREAL, 18-22 JUNE 2002

Early Cinema: Technology and Apparatus

The Seventh International Domitor Conference was held at the Cinémathèque québécoise in Montreal, Canada, and was devoted to exploring questions of technology and apparatus in early cinema; in addition to investigating the actual technologies that made early cinema possible, presentations…

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2000 Udine Conference

6TH INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE UDINE, 21-25 MARCH 2000

Cinema and Other Arts

The Sixth International Domitor Conference was held at the Università degli Studi di Udine in Italy and was devoted to investigating cinema’s relationship to other art forms; at the conference, cinema was treated as a multi-media form from the very…

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1998 Washington, D.C. Conference

5TH INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE WASHINGTON, D.C., 1-5 JUNE 1998

The Sounds of Early Cinema

The Fifth International Domitor Conference was held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and was devoted to sound and early cinema; performance, technologies, dialogue, sound effects, and sound theory were just some of the dimensions of this topic…

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1996 Paris Conference

4TH INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE PARIS, 15-19 DECEMBER 1996

La Firme Pathé Frères (1896-1914)

The Fourth International Domitor Conference was held at the Cinémathèque française in Paris and was devoted to examining Pathé Frères society between 1896 and 1914. Although the firm held a dominant position in the global production of films before 1914, Pathé Frères had been little…

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1994 New York Conference

3RD INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE NEW YORK, 13-20 JUNE 1994

Cinema Turns 100

The Third International Domitor Conference was held at New York University and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The conference celebrated and investigated motion pictures as they turned 100-years-old. Focusing on the medium’s first decade in particular,…

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1992 Lausanne Conference

2ND INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE LAUSANNE, 29 JUNE-4 JULY 1992

Images across Borders: Aspects of Internationality in World Cinema, 1896-1918

The Second International Domitor Conference was held at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland and was devoted to exploring questions of “internationality” across a broad range of film-related concerns, including but not limited to technologies, styles, global markets and networks,…

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1990 Quebec City Conference

1ST INTERNATIONAL DOMITOR CONFERENCE QUEBEC CITY, 7-13 JUNE 1990

An Invention of the Devil: Moving Pious Pictures

The First International Domitor Conference was held at the Musée de la civilization at Quebec City in Canada and was devoted to the relationship between the early cinema and religious institutions; censorship, the use of film for religious advocacy and…

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