Institut für Medienwissenschaft


CfP Winter School "Doing Animation History"

March 25 to March 27, 2019

Winter School at the Graduate Academy and the Centre for Animation Studies of the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany
March 25 to March 27, 2019

Hohentuebingen Castle, Tuebingen

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Franziska Bruckner, Suzanne Buchan, Edwin Carels, Malcolm Cook, Michael Cowan, Donald Crafton, Esther Leslie, Alexandra Schneider, Paul Wells, and Ulrich Wegenast

At the centre of the winter school is the following question: How can we write the history/histories of a field as heterogeneous and often marginalized as animation? We want to discuss methods of researching especially those aspects of animation history that are overlooked, hard to trace, and non-canonical. By promoting an interdisciplinary network of young scholars and established researchers of animation studies, film studies, media studies, art history, the history of science, and other related fields as well as film archivists, film educators, and film festival organisers, we aim at fostering innovative approaches to writing the history/histories of animation in a collaborative atmosphere.

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