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MemberPaul Kassel

Paul Kassel is the Dean for the College of Visual and Performing Arts and a full professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at Northern Illinois University. Dean Kassel manages the operation of the Schools of Art and Design, Music, and Theatre and Dance.  He also oversees the operations of the NIU Museum and the Community School of the Arts (CSA).  In addition to responsibility for the financial management, Dean Kassel guides the fulfillment of the mission and vision of the college.  Working closely with the School Directors, the Directors of the Museum and CSA, and the Directors of Development and Marketing, Dean Kassel has grown the College’s presence on campus and in the region.  He has newly established the Advisory Council, which membership spans the arts disciplines, business partners, and major cultural institutions including the Goodman Theatre and the Chicago Sinfonietta.

MemberSarah Dellmann

…since 10/2019 Trainee Research Librarian (Referendarin) at Kassel University Library, Kassel

since 01/2019 Affiliated Researcher ‘Moving Images Research Group’ at Amsterdam University (UvA), Amsterdam

09/2018-06/2019 Lecturer in Media Studies and Visual Culture at Amsterdam University College, Amsterdam

06/2015-08/2018 Postdoc Researcher and Project Coordinator of the international research project “A Million Pictures: Magic Lantern Slide Heritage as Artefacts in the Common European History of Learning”, Utrecht University (NL)

02/2015-05/2015 Lecturer in Film Studies, University of Groningen (NL)

02/2015: Defense of the PhD Thesis &…

Dr Sarah Dellmann is trainee research librarian at Kassel University Library. By training, she is a researcher and lecturer with a background in cultural heritage,  film history and media studies. Her focus lies on West-European visual culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially film and magic lantern. From 2015-2018, she initiated and coordinated the international research project A Million Pictures: Magic Lantern Slide Heritage as Artefacts in the Common European History of Learning. Dr Sarah Dellmann worked as editor at the journal Early Popular Visual Culture and follows debates on data management, archiving and Open Access closely. Her monograph “Images of Dutchness” was nominated for the The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation 2019 Moving Image Book Award. It was reviewed in Early Popular Visual Culture (English), H-Soz-Kult (OA, in English) and Filmkrant #420 (OA, in Dutch).

MemberChristof Schöch

…008 with a study of La Description double dans le roman des Lumières 1760-1800 (binational programme Kassel / Paris IV-Sorbonne). The thesis has been awarded the Prix Germaine de Stael 2010 and published with Classiques Garnier. From 2004 to 2011, he has been a research assistant at the Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures at Kassel University. From 2011 to 2017, he has been a research associate at the Department for Literary Computing at University of Würzburg, first as a researcher in the DARIAH-DE (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) inititative, then as leader of the Computational Literary Genre Stylistics group. In 2017, he recei…

Professor of Digital Humanities and co-director of the Trier Center for Digital Humanities at University of Trier, Germany. Also, Chair of the COST Action Distant Reading for European Literary History. and president of the Association for Digital Humanities in the German-speaking regions (DHd). Christof’s interests in research and teaching are located at the confluence of French literary studies and the digital humanities, especially digital editing, corpus curation and quantitative text analysis. He is also interested in new forms of scholarly publishing and collaboration and pleads for Open Access to publications and research data. He is an active member of the Romance Studies and Digital Humanities communities.