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 Sarah Dellmann, Frank Kessler, Sabine Lenk, Philippe…

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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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Visible Evidence 25 CFP

Dear Domitorians, Given the history of productive exchanges between the Domitor and Visible Evidence communities, please take note of the CFP for Visible Evidence 25 below. yrs., Oliver Gaycken ————————————- Hey everyone,   I’m really pleased to be able announce the Call for Papers for Visible Evidence 25 and the launch of…

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