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Dear ZeM newsletter subscribers,
we are pleased to announce our events for July 2018.

COLLOQUIUM

Research Colloquium

MEETING

General meeting of members



COLLOQUIUM

Overview Research Colloquium Summer 2018

The research colloquium offers doctoral candidates and post-docs the opportunity to present their current doctoral and research projects and to discuss them in a collegial setting.


Fr, 6 July, 10.30am to 1pm: Naomie Gramlich, Dr. Lea Wohl von Haselberg

Location
ZeM – Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften
Hermann-Elflein-Straße 18
14467 Potsdam


Naomi Gramlich (Uni Potsdam): What if Media was really Nature all along? Re-telling and speculating as possibilities for redefining the relationship between nature and media
My doctoral project begins with the concept of dualism between nature and technology in cultural and media studies, and with the motives for this dualism's ongoing dissolution and the resulting changes in theoretical comprehensibility. I understand my work less as working out an unexplored topic, object or motif for the research field of media studies. Rather, my approach attempts to be a re-reading of individual media discourses from feminist and eco-material perspectives (Part 1) and as a proposal of speculative narratives of technology and nature from post-colonial or decolonial fields of knowledge (Part 2).

Dr. Lea Wohl von Haselberg (Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF): Between memory culture and anti-Semitism. Self-conception and experience of Jewish filmmakers in the FRG.
The lecture will focus on the research project "Zwischen Erinnerungskultur und Antisemitismus. Selbstverständnis und Erfahrung jüdischer Filmschaffender in der BRD" (Self-conception and experience of Jewish filmmakers in Germany) that uses exemplary working biographies of Jewish directors to examine their experience and self-conception and ask about the possibility of German-Jewish film history after 1945. Jewish experience in German film and television is described and located in its historical conditionality. The project aims to develop a personalized model of media history in order to question current paradigms of film history - namely the narrative pattern that after the Shoah there had been no more Jewish filmmaking in the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as the established procedures for attributing Jewishity. This actor-centered approach represents a possible approach to the research area "Jewish Film", which is still young in German-speaking countries.
After some introductory considerations, the lecture presents the biographies of Imo Moszkwociz (1925-2011) and Karl Fruchtmann (2015-2003) in a contrasting way and presents first working theses.


MEETING

General meeting of members

The board of directors of ZeM cordially invites all members and interested parties to this year's general meeting. The Board of Directors will review the developments of the ZeM in the years 2017/2018 and give an outlook for the coming year. There will also be information about the application at the ZeM. In addition, the general assembly should give members the opportunity to put questions to the directors.
If you wish to submit any further agenda items, please send them to mail@zem-brandenburg.de by 1 July 2018.


Fr, 6 July, 2pm to 3.30pm Uhr

Location
ZeM – Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften
Hermann-Elflein-Straße 18
14467 Potsdam