European Film History as Research Subject: Areas and Perspectives
|Prof. in charge||Fernando RAMOS ARENAS|
The course explores the different possibilities that Film History offers as research field in a broader media landscape. It goes beyond a Film History as “history of films” and focuses on other important and innovative areas such as film reception, film heritage and preservation and archival work; it also explores the development of film cultures within a broader network of cultural and political influences and pays special attention to a transnational comparative approach.
Syllabus (Main subjects)
This is a highly specialized course. However, with our clear focus on European examples and on subjects that are common to similar masters in other European leading universities (Potsdam, Amsterdam and Paris) we would like to strengthen the already existing continental collaboration networks.
We will seek a closer cooperation with the National Film Archives (Filmoteca) in order to develop new lines of work regarding the conservation non filmic cinematographic heritage.
We also seek the integration of the students and two Master Thesis in already existing research projects (see therefore the following point under Deliverables)
We are also planning a stronger collaboration with an already existing master at the Department for Art History at Complutense University on Art Heritage: Máster Estudio Avanzados Museos y Patrimononio Histórico-Artístico (https://www.ucm.es/estudios/master-museosypatrimonio) through the organization of joint activities such as lectures and workshops and museum visits.