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MemberStefanie Samida

…Heidelberg University, Zurich University…

Since 2017 I am associate professor of popular cultures at Zurich University and currently research associate at Heidelberg University. Before: different positions at German universities, e.g. one of three principal investigators in the research project „Living history: reenacted prehistory between research and popular performance“ at the Leibniz Centre of Contemporary History Potsdam, junior research group leader at the Heidelberg School of Education and research fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna. My research interests include heritage studies, material culture studies, public history, popular cultures and history of media and science.

MemberBrigitte Braun

Brigitte Braun studied History, Art History, and German Studies at the Universities of Kiel, Trier, and Wroclaw (Poland). She received her master of arts (Magistra Artium) from the University of Trier with her thesis “Early Cinema in Trier”. Her dissertation “Politics in the Cinema, 1919-1925” focuses on German and French film politics and propaganda in the occupied Rhineland after the First World War (supervised by professors Lutz Raphael and Martin Loiperdinger). From 2001 to 2012, she worked as lecturer and researcher in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Trier. Her research and teaching included areas such as early cinema, film and history, and media, politics, persuasion and propaganda. She participated in the Sreen1900 research projects “Non-fiction Film in Germany 1895 to 1918”, “The Use of Visual Media in Poor Relief in Britain around 1900”, “The Social Question in Lantern Shows and Early Cinema around 1900” (all funded by the German Research Foundation), and “Travelling Cinema in Europe” (funded by Luxembourg and Greater Region European Capital of Culture, 2007). She also was an Erasmus lecturer at the University of Zurich, Department of Film Studies.After her time in Trier, Brigitte worked at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in the Studium Generale Department, specializing on academic skills development in university teaching and open educational resources. Since 2014, she has been publications manager and editorial journalist at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and works as a research freelancer in the fields of media, history, politics, and propaganda.

MemberAntonio Baldassarre

Antonio Baldassarre holds a PhD from the University of Zurich and was Research Fellow at the Research Center for Music Iconography (The Graduate Center of The City University of New York) and Director of the youth music school “Pfannenstil”. His professional teaching positions have included Lecturer and Guest Professor for musicology, ethnomusicology and music theory at the universities of Basel and Zurich, the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, the Escuela Nacional de Música of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Since 2011 he has been Director of Research and Development of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Department of Music.

MemberJonas Leipziger

Research and Teaching Associate at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg (Prof. Dr. Hanna Liss); studied Jewish Studies and Protestant Theology in Neuendettelsau, Heidelberg, Hanover (USA) and Jerusalem; Alumnus of the Scholarship Programme Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk; former member of the Collaborative Research Centre 933 Material Text Cultures (Heidelberg University/Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg)

MemberSamia Henni

She is an architectural historian who teaches at the Department of Architecture, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University. Her teaching and research interests include the history and theory of the built and projected environment in relation to colonialism, deserts, displacement, gender, resources and wars. She is the author of the award-winning Architecture of Counterrevolution: The French Army in Northern Algeria (EN, 2017; FR, 2019). She taught at Princeton University’s School of Architecture, ETH Zurich and the Geneva University of Art and Design.