Tribute to Madeleine Malthête-Méliès

Memorial note by Matthew Solomon, on behalf of Domitor: It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that Madeleine Malthête-Méliès died in her sleep on July 8, 2018 at the age of 95. Madame Malthête-Méliès was the granddaughter of Georges Méliès, and…

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eLaterna Launch & Workshop

Launch of the new research platform eLaterna created by the Trier Center of Digital Humanities and the Department of Media Studies at the University of Trier to provide a major basis to understand the history of the magic lantern, the screen and the art of…

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Gresham College Public Lecture on Early Cinema by Ian Christie

The Domitor Vice-President Ian Christie was invited at the Grisham College on April 30, 2018, to give a public lecture about the reception of the first moving picture shows (1894-96), which has been much mythologised. Were spectators really frightened of an approaching train? Did…

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Call for papers for a conference about a collection of cinematic and pre-cinematic apparatus

Materiality, Aesthetics and The History of Technology. The François Lemai Collection as Laboratory International Conference Université Laval, Québec 29 October – 2 November 2018 Language: English & French Call for papers detail in English / Collection to be examined The deadline has been extended to April 24 ! Deadline for…

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Catalogues and documents online

“Documents de cinéma” : domitorian files online Message from our member Roland Cosandey (Roland.Cosandey@unil.ch):     The editorial board of Documents de cinéma is happy to announce that the complete 1906 Charles Urban Trading Company Catalogue (200p.) is online, via the following link: We Put…

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Tribute to early cinema historian Jacques Richard (1929-2018)

From our member François Amy de la Bretèque (francois.amy-de-la-breteque@univ-montp3.fr): Dear friends of Domitor, Jacques Richard has died. Early cinema historians will not forget that he was, with Jacques Deslandes, author of the book l’Histoire comparée du cinéma published in 1968 by Casterman (he co-wrote the second…

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New Large-Scale Research Project in Belgium about Magic Lantern

Flemish and French-speaking universities join forces for large-scale research into history of magic lantern in Belgium   Domitor is pleased to circulate this press-release of January 18, 2018, and congratulates all the researchers leading this outstanding project, including our members Frank Kessler, Sabine Lenk, Philippe Marion and…

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Silent Italian Melodramas Series with Live Music and Lectures

ITALIAN MELODRAMAS AT THE CROSSROADS OF THE ARTS Silent films series with live musical accompaniment and workshops February 1-17, 2018 The Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation and the Labex Arts-H2H of Université Paris 8, in partnership with the Université Paris Lumières, get together to present an exceptional program of silent…

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Tribute to Mervyn Heard

Domitor is sorry to have to report the passing of Mervyn Heard, who died November 14, 2017. Mervyn Heard was the leading British magic lantern performer of the past two decades (Domitorians may well have seen his performances). He was a doctor, researcher and…

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Monthly Sessions of the Research Seminar “Literature and Curiosity Shows” (until June 2018)

Literature and Curiosity Shows CNRS THALIM/ARIAS Labex TransferS Research Seminar 2017-2018 Salle Fabri de Peiresc, INHA, Paris Dir. by Patrick Désile & Valérie Pozner Sessions: November 8, 2017, 5-7pm Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan « Marcel Proust, les spectacles de curiosité et le cinématographe » December 13, 2017, 5-7pm Corinne Legoy « Sur les traces du…

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