November Lectures of Prof. Ian Christie
Another lecture series will be held on November 2 and 7 in the Art Centre of Palacký University (Konvikt).
RE-PRESENTING THE PAST: NEW METHODS OF HISTORY INTERPRETATION IN ARTS AND THE MEDIA
Lecture Sessions - prof. Ian Christie (UK)
November 2 and 7, 2012 | Art Centre of Palacký University - Konvikt | 3rd floor
Friday, November 2, 2012 | 10 am - 12 pm | Theatre Hall - Konvikt
Photography will tell the truth!
The invention of photography promised accurate reproduction of the natural world, and 'animated photography' (as film was first described) seemed to offer a new means of reliable recording, which some thought could transform history from propaganda into objective documentation. Do these hopes seem merely naive today? Or were other forces at work in the 19th c. 'new media'?
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | 1 pm - 3 pm | Theatre Hall - Konvikt
Bringing History Alive c.1900: the birth of the modern 'mashup'?
By 1900, photography and film were interacting with new illustrated print media to give the public a new sense of immediate contact with distant events - many of which were the result of imperial conflict, and the shifting balance of power within Europe and across the Atlantic. May this be seen this as the forerunner of today's Web 2.00 'mashups', which aggregate content for convenience and immediacy?
Ian Christie is a media and cultural historian. He has written and edited books on Powell and Pressburger, Russian cinema, Scorsese and Gilliam; and contributed to many exhibitions. A Fellow of the British Academy, he is Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College, director of the London Screen Study Collection and president of Europa-Cinemas.