Winter School „Doing Animation History“ | Tübingen, 25.-27.03.2019

Vom 25. bis 27. März 2019 findet in Tübingen die Winter School „Doing Animation History: Exploring Challenges and New Visions in Writing Animation Histories“ statt. Detailliertere Infos zum Programm finden sich auch auf der Website der Uni Tübingen unter folgendem Link.

March 25 to March 27, 2019 | Ernst von Sieglin Lecture Hall, Hohentuebingen Castle, Tuebingen

With lectures by Franziska Bruckner, Suzanne Buchan, Edwin Carels, Malcolm Cook, Michael Cowan, Donald Crafton, Esther Leslie, and Alexandra Schneider.

Special highlight: A vaudeville performance of „Winsor and Gertie“  March 26, 7:30 pm, Schulberg 2, Tuebingen

Organisers: Rada Bieberstein and Erwin Feyersinger
Contact: ed.negnibeut-inu.iwemnull@noitamina

How can we write the history/histories of a field as heterogeneous and often marginalized as animation? At the winter school, we will discuss methods of researching especially those aspects of animation history that are overlooked, hard to trace, and non-canonical. By promoting an interdisciplinary network of young scholars and established researchers of animation studies, film studies, media studies, art history, and other related fields as well as film archivists, film educators, and film festival organisers, we aim at fostering innovative approaches to writing the history/histories of animation in a collaborative atmosphere.
One of the challenges of writing any animation history lies with the fact that animation is a „pervasive“ cultural practice (Buchan 2013: 1–2) with many techniques, open to a range of visual languages with many individual styles, employed in almost all areas of life: from entertainment and science to education, advertisement, the arts, and information dissemination, all displayed with various technologies in different spatial contexts such as cinemas, museums, theatre stages, art galleries, hospitals, or public squares. Understanding animation in this variety and complexity with its „deep time relations of arts, sciences, and technologies“ (Zielinski 2013: 26) makes the writing of a comprehensive history of animation difficult.

Supported by the Institutional Strategy of the University of Tuebingen (DFG, ZUK 63), the Society for Animation Studies, and AG Animation.