PhD defence: 18 January 2018

Hybrid Histories: Technologies of Memory and the Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies, 1895–2005 Date: Thursday 18 January 2018, 16:00h Venue: Aula of Maastricht University, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht Promoters: Prof.dr. Maaike Meijer, Prof.dr. Andreas Fickers, Dr. Jo Wachelder On Thursday 18…

PhD submitted!

Today, 31 July, I have officially submitted my PhD dissertation! My dissertation is entitled Hybrid Histories: Technologies of Memory and the Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies, 1895-2005. It was part of the collaborative research project “Changing Platforms of Ritualized Memory Practices: The…

TMG special issue on ‘Video History’

Susan Aasman and Tom Slootweg (University of Groningen) edited a special ‘video dossier’ for TMG—Journal for Media History. In the editorial to the video dossier, ‘A very short video history,’ the authors invite Dutch media historians to delve deeper into the…

Postdoctoral research at the University of Luxembourg

Since April 1 2017, I am working as a postdoctoral researcher in the collaborative research project “Digital History & Hermeneutics” of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) at the University of Luxembourg. Part of my tasks includes…

Radio interview on technostalgia

Last week, I was interviewed on Austrian radio to reflect on the topic of ‘technostalgia’: the revival of analogue technologies in the digital age. The weekly radio show on computer and technology called Matrix was aired on Sunday 8 January by Österreich 1 (Austria 1),…

Exhibition ‘A century of home cinema: from projector to smartphone’ (visual report)

A Century of Home Cinema: from Projector to Smartphone 27 May-30 October, 2016 Limburgs Museum, Venlo From the first home movies to vlogs on YouTube: since the advent of portable movie cameras (from 1910 onwards) people have tended to film…

Exhibition ‘Homeless movies’ (visual report)

Homeless Movies 26 June-15 January, 2016 House of Alijn, Museum of Everyday Life, Ghent, Belgium The museum exhibition Homeless Movies at the House of Alijn, Museum of Everyday Life in Ghent (Belgium) brings an ode to home movies, once recorded in a private family…

Exhibitions updates

From May 27 till October 30, 2016 the Limburgs Museum in Venlo organizes the exhibition: ‘A century of home cinema‘, which is one of the two exhibitions on ‘home movies’ resulting from the research project Changing Platforms of Ritualized Memory Practices:…

Exhibition 'Homeless Movies' in Gent

HOMELESS MOVIES brings an ode to home movies, once recorded in a private family sphere meant to built a family memory. Both inside and outside of museum House of Alijn, Museum of Everyday Life in Ghent, Belgium the experience of watching home movies…

Exhibition ‘A century of home cinema: from projector to smartphone’ in Venlo

27 May-30 October, 2016 Limburgs Museum, Venlo From the first home movies to vlogs on YouTube: since the advent of portable movie cameras (from 1910 onwards) people have tended to film the first steps and stumbles of a baby, parties,…