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For abstracts of the papers, please click on the respective name in the programme or in the menu on the left.

Since the conference will be held in English, there are no German versions of the programme and the abstracts.

Monday, 18 June

09:30-10:00  Words of Welcome

10:00-11:00  Theoretical Framework

Manfred Thaller (Cologne):

11:15-13:00  Database Design and Linkage

Databases for Early Cinema Research

Karel Dibbets (Amsterdam):

Culture in Context

14:30-16:00  Guest Scholar of the Siegen Research Centre

Jay David Bolter (Atlanta, Georgia):

Digital Technology and the Crisis of Aura in Contemporary Cinema

16:15-18:00  Measuring Success

Joseph Garncarz (Siegen):

Popularity and Early Cinema

Clara Pafort-Overduin (Utrecht) & Jaap Boter (Amsterdam):

The Influence of Compartmentalization in a Society on Film Distribution and Success

18:00-19:00  Dealing with Geographical Data (part 1)

Deb Verhoeven (Melbourne):

Mapping the Movies


Tuesday, 19 June

09:15-10:15  Dealing with Geographical Data (part 2)

Jens Wagner, Roger Sennert, Michael Ross (Siegen):

Putting Itinerant Cinemas on the Map

10:30-13:00  Film Analysis: Case Studies

Warren Buckland (London):   *** Cancelled ***

Who Directed Poltergeist (1982)?

Vera Kropf & Matthias Zeppelzauer (Vienna):

Peter Ludes (Bremen) & Leonardo Boccia (Salvador, Brazil):

Key Measures and Key Visuals in Brazilian and German TV Annual Reviews

14:30-17:00  Film Analysis Software

Yuri Tsivian (Chicago, Illinois):


Ralph Ewerth et al (Marburg):

Videana: A Software Tool for Scientific Film Analysis

Otthein Herzog et al (Bremen):

Automatic Movie Trailer Generation based on Semantic Video Patterns

17:15-19:00  Annotating Film

Text-based Film Retrieval 2006

Rolf Kloepfer (Mannheim):

How to describe systems of filmic effects