Research Projects & Conferences

International collaboration and conferences


The Film Studies Department currently participates in several international exchange programs. Under the auspices of these programs, research projects, doctoral student exchanges, post-doctoral exchanges, and faculty visits at universities abroad are organized. In May 2004 prof. Jiří Cieslar lectured at the Universita Degli Study di Cagliari in Sardinia as part of the Erasmus-Socrates Program. In the academic year 2006-2007, a series of lectures was given by some of our faculty members (PhDr. Ivan Klimeš, doc. Stanislava Přádná, PhDr. Petra Hanáková, Ph. D.) at the Vysoká škola múzických umení in Bratislava, Slovakia, while academics from Bratislava (prof. Václav Macek, doc. Jelena Paštéková, CSc., doc. Martin Ciel, Ph.D.) lectured at the Charles University. For the academic year 2008-2009, an exchange is planned between Charles University and de la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 (PhDr. David Čeněk – Prof. Michel Marie). Faculty members have also lectured at the following universities: Universität Wien, Vysoká škola múzických umení (Bratislava), Universität Erfurt.

With sponsorship from the Visegrad Fund scholarships, two Slovak scholars – Mgr. Petra Hanáková, Ph. D. (2006-07) and Mgr. Jana Dudková, Ph.D. (2007-08) – studied and worked as visiting scholars at the Film Studies Department.

Thanks to the scholarship provided by the German Academic Exchange Agency (DAAD), Mgr. et MgA. Tereza Dvořáková conducted research in Germany during the academic year 2005-2006. She also participated in the graduate student research project (Graduiertenkolleg) Medialen Historiographien in Weimar.

In the academic year 2007-2008, the Film Studies Department signed a cotutelle agreement with the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. This very first cotutelle agreement signed between the department and a foreign university enables our Ph.D. candidate Mgr. Jindřiška Bláhová to pursue her Ph.D. studies and research under the dual supervision of both institutions.

The department participated in establishing the new European academic network in the field – the Network of European Cinema Studies (NECS), which was founded in 2006. Among other activities, NECS organizes annual conferences, which are attended by faculty members and students from the department.

Ph.D. candidate Mgr. Tomáš Hála´s three-months research and study visit to Moscow in the academic year 2007-2008 was partially supported by the foundation Nadání Josefa, Marie and Zdenky Hlávkových.

From 2003-2006, the department participated in the project „Multiples and multiple language versions in early sound era“ collaborating with universities in Amsterdam, Bremen, Locarno, Milan, Pisa, Paris III, Udine and Valencia. The outcomes of the project were presented at the international workshops „MAGIS, Gradisca International Film Studies Spring School“ organized at Gradisca, Italy. Several of our students and faculty members attended the workshops.

Starting in 2008, the Film Studies Department is taking part in the international project of the European Intensive Program „Cinema, contemporary art, heritage. Contemporary practices of the image and museum policies” organized by the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 (IRCAV-Institut de Recherche sur le Cinéma et l’AudioVisuel – et UFR Cinéma & AudioVisuel). The following universities are also involved in the project: Université Denis Diderot-Paris, Bochum Universität, Université de Liege, University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona (Domenec Font), University of Valencia, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milano, University of Pisa, University of Udine, and the University of Amsterdam.

Faculty members also provide academic assistance and counseling to foreign PhD and MA students whose work focuses on Czechoslovak/Czech cinema.

International conferences, workshops, and film events co-organized by the Film Studies Department

  • A recapitulation of the 2007 CineFest film festival in Hamburg, Germany: “In the heart of Europe. Czech-German cinematic relations in the 20th Century“ (Prague, January 2008)
  • XX. CineGraph Congress “In the heart of Europe. Czech-German cinematic relations in the 20th Century,“ organized as a part of the CineFest film festival in Hamburg, Germany (November 2007)
  • Workshop „Stars and stardom“, (Prague, November 2007)
  • Vorkongress for the CineGraph film festival (Berlin, May 2007)
  • Workshop „Europe and Hollywood – the case of Czechoslovakia and Germany“ (Prague, March 2007)
  • „Cinematography in the Protectorate Böhmen und Mähren within the context of the Third Reich“ (Ústí nad Labem, November, December 2006)

Other important international conferences (attended by department members)

  • Via Transversa: Lost Cinema of the Former Eastern Bloc. International conference on film history (Talin, Estonia, October 2007)
  • NECS – the Vienna Conference. Perspectives and Challenges for the Cinema and Media Studies (Vienna, Austria, June 2007).
  • X. Czech-Slovak Filmological Conference „Film Spectatorship“ (Poněšice, Czech Republic, October 2006).
  • XVIII. CineGraph Congress „Babylon in FilmEuropa. Mehrsprachen-Versionen der 1930er Jahre.“ as part of the CineFest Film Festival in Hamburg, Germany (November 2005)
  • NESC’s founding meeting (Berlin, Germany, February 2006).
  • MAGIS – IV. Gradisca International Film Studies Spring School (Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy, March-April 2006)
  • IX. Czech-Slovak Filmological Conference „Film Character, Actor, Star“ (Časná-Pila, Slovakia, October 2005).
  • Czech-Slovak Conference of Feminist studies (Prague, September 2005)
  • International colloquium „Film und Filmpolitik im Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren 1939-1945“ (Regensburg, Germany, June 2005)
  • “Cinema in Europe, Networks in Progress.” (ASCA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 2005)
  • “Kultur und Politik” (International conference organized by Czech-German and Slovak-German committees of historians) (Hamburg, Germany, April 2005)
  • MAGIS – III. Gradisca International Film Studies Spring School (Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy, March 2005)
  • VIII. Czech-Slovak Filmological conference „Film & nation“ (Olomouc, Czech Republic, November 2004)
  • “Mediale Welten in Tschechien nach 1989: Genderprojektionen und Codes des Plebejismus” (Jena, Germany, October 2004)
  • MAGIS – II. Gradisca International Film Studies Spring School (Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy, March 2004)
  • “The Image of Bedřich Smetana in the Course of Time” (Litomyšl, Czech Republic 2004)
  • MAGIS – I. Gradisca International Film Studies Spring School (Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy, March 2003)
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