Irish Cinema Histories

Irish Cinema Histories is a collaborative digital research project led by Sarah Culhane (University College Dublin) and Denis Condon (Maynooth University). It draws on archival materials and oral history sources to explore some of the people, places and events that make up Ireland’s rich tapestry of local film culture during the first half of the […]

Cinemagoing in Sweden

The project, Swedish Cinema and Everyday Life: A study of cinema-going in its peak and decline (2019-2022), aims to further our knowledge of how cinema was present in the lives of people in 1950s and 1960s Sweden and to deepen our understanding about how cinema-going is remembered as woven into the fabric of everyday life.

Closed Cinemas in İzmir City Center as Architectural Heritage

The research subject is the closed cinemas in İzmir city center. Konak is selected as the case district since it hosted the first movie screening events and later the first cinema spaces. Also, it hosts different kinds of neighborhoods that enable it to make a comparison in terms of cinema qualities for potential differences between […]

Whole Buildings For That

Whole Buildings for That is an ongoing, collaborative project documenting narrative moviegoing experiences. It gathers together original essays and stories by a broad array of contributors, who each add to the thesis of cinema as an embodied experience in which the film itself is only one part. Addressing large-screen cinema experiences only, WBFT constructs a […]

Public-Private Partnership as a response to closed movie theaters

This post-doctoral project seeks to do a comparative analysis about cases of reopened movie theaters and places that impacted the sociability and the urban life in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Brussels, Antwerp and Namur (Belgium). Our research is focused in four specific cases of Brazilian and Belgium cinemas: Cinecarioca Méier (Imperator) in Rio de Janeiro; […]

Enlightened City

Film culture today is the result of a historical process in which movie theatres and film, through economical and ideological lines, became prominent parts of the cultural and social life. This media historic research project focuses on the interaction between the pilarization, the commercial imperative and the concrete film experience. The project works on several […]

Mapping Movies

Mapping Movies is a digital discovery environment in which users explore changing landscapes of social and spatial history by investigating the grounded locations and movements of moving pictures. The site promotes spatial thinking and historical inquiry about the relations between media access, public infrastructure, social geography, cultural networks, economic development, community building and collective memory.

How Elder People Remember Cinemagoing

In my dissertation, I try to explore and categorise the forms of how cinemagoing in the 1930s and 1940s is remembered by local eyewitnesses in the Saar region. This less urbanized region close to the border of France has been chosen as an important research field because of political issues, especially the election of 1935. […]

Lost Audiences in Italy

This project addresses the gap in knowledge about the Italian cinema-going public of the 1940s and 1950s, for whom cinema was by far the most popular pastime.