Tribute to Henri Bousquet

Announcement by François Amy de la Bretèque: Dear domitorians, I have just received the notice of death (August 2) from our friend Henri Bousquet that the oldest of us have known well. He was a loyal follower of the Giornate del Cinema Muto. He spent a number…

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Call for paper & screening about Love

Love The 11th Orphan Film Symposium April 11-14, 2018 Museum of the Moving Image, New York Deadline to submit one-page proposals for presentations (15 to 30 minutes) that include the screening of seldom-seen material: August 28, 2017 Scholars, archivists, curators, media artists, preservationists, collectors, and other enthusiasts are invited to come…

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Exhibition on the history of the diorama

Dioramas Palais de Tokyo, Paris 14 June – 10 September 2017 From midday to midnight, except on Tuesdays This exhibition claims that the invention of the diorama in the 19th century represented an “optical revolution, a key moment in the history of performing arts”. It tells the story…

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Exhibition on the history of photographic slides

Slides The History of Projected Photography Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne (Switzerland) 1 June – 24 September 2017 open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11pm – 6pm   The Musée de l’Elysée is presenting one of the first exhibitions devoted to the history of the slide. No prints hanging on the walls this…

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Tribute to Karel Dibbets (1947-2017)

It is with sadness that Domitor shares the news of the recent passing of our colleague Karel Dibbets on May 28th, 2017 at age 70. Karel was a major Dutch film historian whose writings significantly contributed to the study of film history in and of…

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Call for Applications for 3 Postdoctoral and 5 Doctoral Fellowships at the University of Basel (Switzerland)

3 Postdoctoral & 5 PhD Fellowships to be offered   The eikones Graduate School at the University of Basel in Switzerland invites applications for 3 postdoctoral one-year Nomis Fellowships beginning 1 September 2017, supporting groundbreaking research projects related to how images act as models or paradigms in…

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Call for Researchers at the Cinémathèque française

3 Visiting Scholar Fellowships to be offered La Cinémathèque française (the French Film Archive) advertised 3 Visiting Scholar Fellowships of 5’000 Euros for the academic year 2017-2018 . The research should be conducted on the Cinemathèque collections and could be  for example dedicated to movie…

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Discovery: 102-Year-Old Hungarian Film Discovered at EYE

DISCOVERY AT EYE A Munkászubbony (The Work Jacket, István Bródy, Hungary, 1915)   DOMITOR congratulates the Dutch researchers at the Amsterdam-based EYE Film Institute who have discovered one of the oldest extant Hungarian films: A Munkászubbony (The Work Jacket), shown on January 12th, 1915. Lost for decades, The…

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British Silent Film Festival Symposium 2017

British Silent Film Festival Symposium 2017 6th & 7th April 2017 King’s College, London The British Silent Film Festival affords scholars, archivists and enthusiasts the opportunity to re-asses film-making in Britain between 1895 and 1930. By bringing forgotten films out of the archive, and encouraging scholarly activity…

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Magic Lantern Show

The Ghost of Robinson Crusoe 1st April 2017 at The French Film Festival – Richmond (VA) 15 April 2017 at the Cinémathèque française – Paris A Live Magic Lantern Show featuring rare, prismatic and vibrant hand-painted glass slides moving across the screen. The show will be accompanied…

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