Workshop: Cinema as space of encounters before, during and after WWII

First NOS-HS Workshop in the series ‘Cinema, War and Citizenship at the Periphery: cinemas and their audiences in the Nordic countries, 1935–1950’

Funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS)

Venue: ARKIVET Peace and Human Rights Center, Vesterveien 4, Kristiansand


Kick off Wednesday, 28 September

Room: Skillingssalen

19:00 Informal social gathering with drinks and snacks at ARKIVET

20:00 Film exhibition: Münchhausen (D: von Báky, Germany 1943)

Day 1 – Thursday, 29 September: Audiences, practices, and memories of cinemagoing

Room: Skillingssalen

08:45 Registration / Coffee and fruit

09:15-09:45 Introduction: Maria Fritsche & Thomas V.H. Hagen

09:45-10:45 Keynote 1 – Daniela Treveri Gennari: ‘Developing a cinema typology: methodological challenges in comparative analysis of film exhibition’                                   Keynote will be streamed, see for the link.

15-minutes break

11:00-12:15 Session 1 (Moderator: Maria Fritsche)

11:00 Antonia Schlotter: ‘Rural cinema history in an exhibition’

11:20 Jasmin Gröninger: ‘Cinema memory: the relevance of cinemagoing in Gimbsheim’


12:15- 13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:15 Keynote 2 – Mona Pedersen: ‘Cinema-going and everyday life – how old people’s memories can contribute to a new cinema history’                                                                 Keynote will be streamed, see for the link.

15-minutes break

14:30-15:45 Session 2 (Moderator: Thomas V.H. Hagen)

14:30 Anthony Rescigno: ‘Transitions and ruptures: the consumption of German films in Eastern France (1918–1950)’

14:50 Oddbjørn Hofseth: ‘The exhibition and reception of the WW2 feature film Englandsfarere in Ålesund in 1946’


15-minutes break

16:00–17:00 Guided tour in the exhibits

Time to relax

19:30 Conference dinner (TBA)

Day 2 – Friday, 30 September: Film exhibition and the place and space of cinema

Room: Skillingssalen

09:00 Coffee and fruit

09:15-10:30 Session 3 (Moderator: Lars-Martin Sørensen)

09:15 Åsa Jernudd: ‘In search of the audience: methodological reflections on historical research of cinema as space’

09:35 Jannie Dahl Astrup: ‘Vestjydsk Rejsebiograf in Western Jutlandia, 1896–1983’


15-minutes break

10:45 Keynote 3 Jessica Whitehead: ‘Photo-nite at the Movies: Propaganda and Contests in Canada during WWII’                                                                                                           Keynote will be streamed, see for the link.

11:45-12:45 Lunch

12:45-14:00 Session 4 (Moderator: Åsa Jernudd)

12:45 Noora Kallioniemi: ‘Film screenings at the frontline in Finland, 1939–1944’

13:05 Sigrún Margrét Guðmundsdóttir: ‘New Directions: changes in the supply of Reykjavík movie theaters during World War II’


15-minutes break

14:15-15:15 How to build a network on Nordic cinema history?

Time to relax

18:00 Dinner (TBA)