Doing Animation History: Exploring Challenges and New Visions in Writing Animation Histories

Tübingen, Germany, 25.-27. March 2019

Winter School at the Graduate Academy and the Centre for Animation

Studies of the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany
March 25 to March 27, 2019, Ernst von Sieglin Lecture Hall,
Hohentuebingen Castle, Tuebingen

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.

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

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