Veranstaltungen - Conferences - Part 23

posted by SHorváth on 2006/10/29 21:47

[ Veranstaltungen - Conferences ]

New Paradigms of Perception: Changes in Media and Culture around 1900

An international conference (see Cfp [Editor]) taking place from 2.11 - 4.11 2006 at the University of Siegen (Germany) organized by the Research Project "Industrialisierung der Wahrnehmung" (Industrialization of Perception), University of Siegen, and the Research Project "Visuelle Medien in der Armenfürsorge um 1900", University of Trier.

The full conference program (including papers and speakers) is now available online [.pdf] - there is also a Flyer to download.
Thursday, November 2

13:00-13:30 Ralf Schnell (Rektor der Universität Siegen): Words of Welcome, Peter Gendolla: (Spokesman of the Siegen Media Research Group): Words of Welcome; Klaus Kreimeier (Siegen) and Martin Loiperdinger (Trier): Introduction

Part I: Media and Modernity
13:30-14:15 Joachim Radkau (Bielefeld): Media Revolutions and Perceptual Changes: Towards an Understanding of a Complex Synergy
14:15-15:00 Harro Segeberg (Hamburg): "Is everything relative"? Cinematography and the Revolution of Knowledge around 1900
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:00 Andrea Haller (Trier): Seen through the Eyes of Simmel: The Cinema Programme as a "Modern" Experience
16:00-16:45 Frank Kessler (Utrecht): Viewing Change, Changing Views: The "History of Vision"-Debate
16:45-17:00 Break
17:00-17:45 Annemone Ligensa (Siegen): The Sensation Seekers Go to Town: Individual Differences in the Perception of Media Culture
17:45-18:30 Nicola Glaubitz (Siegen): Cinema as a Mode(l) of Perception in Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage
18:30-19:00 Discussion "Media and Modernity" (Chair: Scott Curtis)
19:00-22:00 Dinner

Friday, November 3

Part II: Perception and Psychology
09:15-10:00 Henning Schmidgen (Berlin): Mind the Gap: The Discovery of Physiological Time
10:00-10:45 Scott Curtis (Evanston): Lessons in Time Management: Film as Instrument and Object of Temporal Regulation
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Jörg Schweinitz (Zürich): The Aesthetic Idealist as Efficiency Engineer: Hugo Münsterberg’s Theories of Perception, Psychotechnics, and Cinema
12:00-12:45 Thomas Ballhausen (Wien): Improving the Gaze: Connections between Cinema, Psychoanalysis and X-Rays
12:45-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:15 Andreas Killen (New York): Diseases of the Spectator: The Medical Discourse on Film Audiences in Wilhelmine Germany
15:15-15:45 Discussion "Perception and Psychology" (Chair: John Sedgwick)
15:45-16:15 Break

Part III: Pre-Cinema and Early Film Culture
16:15-17:00 Daniela Kneissl (Paris): Panorama and Panoramism as Cinematographic Laboratories
17:00-17:45 Pelle Snickars (Stockholm): Viewing Practices: Perceptual Models at 19th Century Exhibitions
17:45-18:30 Tom Gunning (Chicago): The Attraction of Motion: Modern Representation and the Image of Movement

Saturday, November 4

09:15-10:15 Thomas Elsaesser and Michael Wedel (Amsterdam): Early Film Style, Stereoscopic Vision and the Idea of a "Plastic Art in Motion"
10:15-11:00 Ben Singer (Madison): On the Sources and Parameters of Early Film Style: Some Considerations
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:15 Ian Christie and John Sedgwick (London): The Changing Composition of Film Programmes in Britain
12:15-13:15 Martin Loiperdinger and Ludwig Vogl-Bienek (Trier): Medialisation of Picture-Shows and Standardization of Perception
13:15-14:00 Discussion "Pre-Cinema and Early Film Culture" and Closing Discussion (Chair: Frank Kessler)

There is no conference fee, but please register by email:

University of Siegen, Artur-Woll-Haus, Room AE-A 103, Am Eichenhang 50, 57076 Siegen, Germany

Note: An edited collection based on the conference is planned.