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Identifying Cinema Cultures and Audience Preferences: A Comparative Analysis of Audience Choice and Popularity in Three Medium-Sized Northern European Cities in the Mid-1930s

Clara Pafort-Overduin, John Sedgwick & Lies Van De Vijver
For this study we have adopted a comparative approach to better understand the regularities and differences of cinema markets and cultures. Our subject is the film preferences and choices of audiences in the cities of Ghent (Belgium), Utrecht (Netherlands) and Bolton (United Kingdom) in 1934 and 1935. Saturday, January 5th, 1935 serves as a pivotal date and the starting point for analysis of the film programming data of these three cities. Our findings show that...

Technologies of Spectacle and ‘The Birth of the Modern World’. A Proposal for an Interconnected Historiographic Approach to Spectacular Cultures.

Kati Röttger
The article unfolds a proposal to approach a history of spectacle. With a specific focus on technologies of spectacle it tends to trace the interconnectedness of technics, art and science events across disciplinary and geographical borders at the cusp of modernity around 1800 in Europe. Technics, arts and science went hand in hand to produce a new spectacular knowledge culture resulting from the relation of both analogy and causality between industrial transformation and the social...

Approaches to Spatial Analysis in a Local Cinema History Research

Terézia Porubčanská
In a growing interest in spatial visualisation of historical data emphasized within the field of the new cinema history, identifying the methodologies, their benefits as well as obstacles, is crucial for the development of optimal approaches to the research of the past of the local film culture. The main goal of this paper is to introduce several possibilities of treatment of historical data in a geospatial context. On the case study on the local cinema...

Understanding the Cinemagoing Experience in Cultural Life: The Role of Oral History and the Formation of ‘Memories of Pleasure’

Daniela Treveri Gennari
The new cinema history approach asserts the importance of investigating the historical reception of films. In the past two decades, empirical research on film audiences has significantly developed methodologies and questions related to film and memory. Some of these studies concentrate on a period of time in which cinema was an essential leisure activity for millions, before the arrival of television, multiplexes, videos and home cinema. Combining ethnographic audience study with cultural and cinema history...

New Cinema History in the Low Countries and Beyond: An Introduction

Thunnis Van Oort & Clara Pafort-Overduin
Editorial for TMG Journal 2018-1.

New Cinema History in de Lage Landen en verder: een inleiding

Clara Pafort-Overduin & Thunnis Van Oort
Edotorial for TMG Journal 2018-1.

Spektakelcultuur in de Lage Landen: naar een geïntegreerde en interdisciplinaire benadering

Leen Engelen, Lies Van De Vijver & Roel Vande Winkel
Editorial for TMG Journal 2017-2.

Tussen wetenschap en spektakel. Hypnose op de Belgische theaterscène, 1875–1900

Kaat Wils
Between Science and Spectacle: Hypnosison the Belgian Theatre Scene, 1875–1900 This article focuses on the performances of itinerant magnetiser/hypnotist Donato and on the public debate he generated on his travels throughout Europe. Around this time, magnetism was increasingly being presented in a new form – hypnotism – which walked the line between scientific experiment and public spectacle, navigating the realms of alternative medicine and of recognised medical therapies. This article explores Donato’s use of the...

Het taboe van de Nederlandse filmcultuur. Neutraal in een verzuild land

Karel Dibbets
De Nederlandse filmcultuur is altijd een buitenbeentje geweest in Europa. Je hoeft daarvoor niet eens te wijzen op het geringe aantal films van Nederlandse makelij dat jaarlijks in de bioscoop verschijnt. Een betere maatstaf is het bioscoopbezoek: Nederlanders gaan aanmerkelijk minder naar de film dan andere Europeanen. Overal in de wereld draaien dezelfde films, alleen in Nederland komt er minder publiek op af. Er staan hier naar verhouding ook minder bioscopen dan elders in Europa....

Digitale greep op media in het historische moderniseringsdebat

Huub Wijfjes
Review of: Jesper Verhoef. Opzien tegen modernisering. Denkbeelden over Amerika en Nederlandse identiteit in het publieke debat over media 1919-1989. Eburon, 2017, 260 pp.

Images of Occupation in Dutch Film

Chris Vos
Review of: Wendy Burke. Images of Occupation in Dutch Film. Memory, Myth and the Cultural Legacy of War. Amsterdam University Press, 2017, 262 pp.

Cinema Beyond the City. Small-Town & Rural Film Culture in Europe

Anton Schuurman
Review of: Judith Thissen & Clemens Zimmermann, ed. Cinema Beyond the City. Small-Town & Rural Film Culture in Europe. Palgrave, 2016, 256 pp.

De nieuwe mens. De culturele revolutie in Nederland rond 1900

Thunnis Van Oort
Review of: Auke van der Woud. De nieuwe mens. De culturele revolutie in Nederland rond 1900, Prometheus – Bert Bakker, 2015, 352 pp.

Gezien na 107 jaar: Tuschinski’s eerste Thalia

André Van Der Velden
Article about the discovery of an old photo picturing Abraham Tuschinski's first cinema: Thalia.

Introductie

Frank Harbers, Martijn Kleppe & Susan Aasman

Digital Humanities and Media History

Huub Wijfjes
Digital humanities is an important challenge for more traditional humanities disciplines to take on, but advanced digital methods for analysis are not often used to answer concrete research questions in these disciplines. This article makes use of extensive digital collections of historical newspapers to discuss the promising, yet challenging relationship between digital humanities and historical research. The search for long-term patterns in digital historical research appropriately positions itself within previous approaches to historical research, but...

Journalistiek oriëntalisme

Vincent Kuitenbrouwer
In the interwar period, the leading Dutch journalist C.K. Elout conducted two research trips to the Dutch East Indies for the newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad. This article studies Elout’s letters from his travels in the context of the growing journalistic interest in the Netherlands in colonial matters in the 1920s. The reason for this interest was the increase in information transferred between the Netherlands and South-east Asia as a result of new technologies and rising tensions...

Film Distribution in Occupied Belgium (1940–1944): German Film Politics and its Implementation by the ‘Corporate’ Organisations and the Film Guild

Roel Vande Winkel
The military successes achieved by the Wehrmacht in the first years of World War II, provided Nazi Germany with the opportunity to realise a long-dormant ambition of cultural hegemony. This article, focusing on film distribution in German-occupied Belgium (1940–1944), investigates the concrete steps that were taken to bring this new cultural order into practice and identifies the obstacles the German Propaganda Division (‘Propaganda-Abteilung Belgien’) encountered. Through various measures, the number of Belgian film distributors, and...

De poëtica van het verbeelden van geschiedenis op broadcast televisie

Berber Hagedoorn
In modern society, television is one of the most important media for presenting the past. This article focuses on the poetics of history on television broadcasts in relation to the manner in which these broadcasts present our past as well as our collective memory. This study rebuts criticism of television as a medium for historical accounts by demonstrating how professionals in the field actively display an extensive knowledge and understanding of the past, provide frameworks...

De opkomst, bloei en ondergang van het videojournaal

Bert Hogenkamp
Wat betekende de komst van video in de jaren zeventig en tachtig voor de opdrachtsector in Nederland? Wie profiteerden ervan en wie waren de verliezers? In dit artikel wordt gekeken hoe de introductie ervan verliep.

Van sociale naar ‘antisociale’ media?

Tom Slootweg
Artikel over de nalatenschap van het Haagse videocollectief ‘Meatball’ (1972–1993) in een gesprek met Rien Hagen en Cesar Messemaker.

Een urgent probleem: conserveren van analoge video en de praktijk van het GAVA

René Duursma & Harry Romijn
Welke strategie heeft het GAVA om het Gronings analoge video-erfgoed beschikbaar te houden voor de toekomst?

Dubbelbespreking: Gezelschapsspel of monsterverbond? Herkomst en rol van het romantisch-moderne kunstbegrip

Heidi De Mare
Book review of Arnold Heumakers. De esthetische revolutie. Hoe Verlichting en Romantiek Kunst uitvonden Boom, 2015, 502 pp. ISBN 9789089534507 and Peter Henk Steenhuis en René Gude Door het beeld. Door het woord ISVW, 2015, 416 pp. ISBN 9789491693502.

Een onwrikbaar geloof in zijn gelijk. Sal Tas (1905–1976) Journalist van de wereld

Pien Van Der Hoeven
Book review of Tity de Vries. Een onwrikbaar geloof in zijn gelijk. Sal Tas (1905–1976) Journalist van de wereld. Aspekt, 2015, 465 pp. ISBN 9789461536792.

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