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TECHNÈS at the 2019 Digital Humanities Showcase

Image: Screen shot of the capsule “La restauration du cinéma amateur sur pellicule: présentation du téléciné” (2019) The seventh edition of the DH Showcaseof the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques (CRIHN), an annual survey of the most recent research in the digital humanities in Montreal, was held on 1 February 2019 at the Université […]

D-BOX : Demonstration of immersive cinema seats and discussion

Image: Members of the doctoral committee try out D-BOX seats © D-BOX Technologies On Tuesday, 19 February 2019, the Montreal section of the doctoral committee was the guest of D-BOX Technologies, a Quebec company working in sound and virtual reality and which is known in particular for move theatre seats with an immersive motion technology. Following a […]

An honorary doctorate for André Gaudreault

The director of TECHNÈS, André Gaudreault, has received an honorary doctorate from Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3. This latest distinction was bestowed on him on 14 March 2019 by the University’s president, Patrick Gilli, for having “ceaselessly contributed to the great recognition of cinema studies and of cinema as an artistic experience in its own right . . . […]

Filmed interviews for the Encyclopaedia of Cinema Techniques and Technologies

Image: Photograph of the filmed interview with François Ede (February 2019) In February 2019, André Gaudreault and Laurent Le Forestier carried out filmed interviews with Jacques Malthête and François Ede at the Cinémathèque universitaire of Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3. An expert on the work of Méliès, Jacques Malthête provided invaluable information about stop-camera trick effects and negative and positive […]

André Gaudreault, Winner of the 2018 Killam Prize for the humanities

The Laboratoire CinéMédias of the Université de Montréal is pleased to announce that cinema professor André Gaudreault of the Université de Montréal is the winner of the 2018 Killam Prize for the humanities, granted by the Canada Council for the Arts. “The Killam Prizes are awarded to active Canadian scholars who have made a substantial […]

TECHNÈS on the airwaves of CISM 89.3

Rémy Besson, postdoctoral researcher at the Université de Montréal and scholarly coordinator at TECHNÈS, was interviewed by the radio station CISM 89.3 FM by journalists from Quartier Libre, the student newspaper of the Université de Montréal. This was an opportunity to revisit the various missions underway in the international partnership TECHNÈS, along with its upcoming […]

Connaissance de cinéma, the new program by TECHNÈS broadcast on Canal Savoir

TECHNÈS is launching its new television series Connaissance du cinéma, which plunges to the heart of cinema technology by bringing together professionals from the expanded film community representing two different generations. Conceived by André Habib, professor in the Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques de l’Université de Montréal and produced by TECHNÈS, in collaboration with […]

Connaissance du cinéma episodes now available online

The first five episodesof the educational series Connaissance du cinéma, conceived by André Habib, professor in the Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiquesat the Université de Montréal and produced by TECHNÈS in collaboration with the Laboratoire multimédia (LaM) of the Faculté des arts et des sciencesat the Université de Montréal, are now freely available on the […]

Connaissance du cinéma referenced in the Toronto Film Review

The film criticism web site Toronto Film Reviewpraised the first season of Connaissance du cinéma, the popular education program produced by TECHNÈS, in collaboration with the Laboratoire multimédia (LaM) and the Faculté des arts et des sciences de l’Université de Montréal. We reproduce the site’s comments below: “Un nouveau chef-d’oeuvre d’André Habib? Maybe. . . […]

Interview with the editor Sophie Brunet

An interview with the editor Sophie Brunet, shot in October 2017 in Rennes as part of the activities of the international Doctoral Committee, has been posted on-line on the site of Université Rennes 2. Links to the three parts of the interview are below: – Matières du montage – Temps du montage – Circulations du montage

Interview in Quartier libre with Louis Pelletier and Robin Cauche: Celluloid as a topic of research

An article on the topic of the workshop “La pellicule: objet de recherches” was published in Quartier Libre.  “[Celluloid] enables us to trace a chronology and adds many things to the time of production or the work carried out in post-production.” An interview with Louis Pelletier, postdoctoral TECHNÈS researcher, and Robin Cauche, doctoral student at […]

TECHNÈS Young Creators Award

Image: Screen shot of Les Zumainsby Lou Rambert Preiss (2017). The first edition of the TECHNÈS Young Creators Award saw the submission of works making original use of technology or having technology as its theme. Some twenty short films and installations were submitted in the spring of 2018 by students and recent graduates at three […]

TECHNÈS Young Creators Award

Cinema’s entry into the third millennium took place under the sign of technological upheaval. The boundaries between media are now increasingly diffuse and “relocated cinema” has come closer to the worlds of television, video, the Web and other platforms. TECHNÈS, the international research partnership on cinema techniques and technologies, is devoted to the study of […]

Launch of season two of the series Connaissance du cinéma

TECHNÈS invites you to explore the second season of the educational series Connaissance du cinéma. Conceived and hosted by André Habib, professor in the Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques of the Université de Montréal, the series is produced by TECHNÈS and the Faculté des arts et des sciences of the Université de Montréal. […]

The Impact of Google on the way we access scholarly resources

A panel discussion presented by CRINH and TECHNÈS Jean-Noël Jeanneney Historian of politics, culture and media   Vincent Larivière Érudit   Maureen Clapperton Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec   Presided over by Michael E, Sinatra Université de Montréal   21 October 2016 Université de Montréal Free admission and open to all      

VIDEOS: TECHNÈS panel discussion and lecture by Jeffrey Schnapp

On Ap 2017, TECHNÈS organised, in collaboration with the Centre de recherche universitaire sur les humanités numériques (CRIHN), the Canada Research Chair in Film and Media Studies and the Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualities, a panel discussion on The Encyclopaedia in the Digital Age. This panel discussion was an opportunity to discuss one of the key missions […]

TECHNÈS panel discussion at the 73rd FIAF Congress

During the 73rd Congress of the International Federation of Film Archives(FIAF) in Los Angeles from 28 April to 3 May 2017, André Gaudreault (Université de Montréal) moderated a panel discussion alongside Paolo Cherchi Usai (George Eastman Museum) and Jean Gagnon (Cinémathèque québécoise). This was an opportunity to present the missions and accomplishments of the international partnership TECHNÈS.

Il Cinema Ritrovato: TECHNÈS panel discussion

On Thursday 29 June 2017 TECHNÈS organised a panel discussion at the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival, held in Bologna from 24 June to 2 July 2017. Entitled Enquête sur un médium (presque) disparu: la pellicule. Histoire, formes, enjeux, members of TECHNÈS, led by André Gaudreault, were present. Benoît Turquety (Université de Lausanne) moderated this panel discussion, with […]

Lecture by François Musy

On 28 September 2017 the TECHNÈS doctoral committee organised a lecture by the sound engineer François Musy. Entitled Enregistrer le son au cinéma,this lecture was organised in collaboration with the cinema department of the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) on 28 September at 6:00 p.m. in ECAL’s Ikea Auditorium. François Musy has worked with Jean-Luc Godard since 1982 and […]

TECHNÈS takes part in the 2018 Digital Humanities Showcase

TECHNÈS took part in the 2018 sixth edition of the DigitalHumanities Showcase, organised by the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques (CRIHN). This event was held on Friday 26 January from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Carrefour des arts et des sciences of the Université de Montréal. TECHNÈS’ 3D digitising team offered […]

TECHNÈS panel discussion: The encyclopaedia in the digital age

A series of activities held on 6 April 201Xby CRIHN, TECHNÈS, the Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualitiesand the Canada Research Chair in Film and Media Studies. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jeffrey Schnapp takes part in a seminar of Marcello Vitali-Rosatientitled “L’archive éditorialisée: de la ressource originale à l’appropriation” (room C-3061). Open to all. […]

FSAC: Content Management of the TECHNÈS Encyclopaedia

The panel Éditorialisation de l’Encyclopédie TECHNÈS comme écriture cinématographiquetook place on 28 May 2018 at the University of Réginaduring the FSAC conference. The bilingual Encyclopaedia of Cinema Techniques and Technologieswas created under the aegis of the international partnership TECHNÈS and is organised around fifty thematic parcours, each of which is edited by one or two […]

Panel Discussion «Sur le cinéma et ses techniques: le projet TECHNÈS»

TECHNÈS organised a panel discussion at the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival in Bologna from 25 June to 2 July 2016. Entitled “Sur le cinéma et ses techniques: le projet TECHNÈS,” members of TECHNÈS, led by André Gaudreault, presented the research project. Participants: Richard Bégin (Université de Montréal), Rémy Besson (Université de Montréal), Marcel Jean (Cinémathèque québécoise) and Gilles Mouëllic (Université Rennes 2) […]

Study day: Les formats larges au cinéma et à la télévision

The TECHNÈS section at Université Rennes 2 organised a study day on Les formats larges au cinéma et à la télévisionon le 23 September 2016. During this study day numerous guests discussed the topic, including Jean-Pierre Verscheure (honorary professor at the Institut national supérieur des arts du spectacle in Brussels), who gave a talk on the […]

Study Day: Super 16 Anatomie d’un format

The study day Super 16 Anatomie d’un format, organised by Vanessa Nicolazic and Eric Thouvenel of Université Rennes 2, took place on 3 February 2017 at Université Rennes 2. 9:30-9:45 a.m.: Welcoming remarks 9:45-10:00: An update on the laboratory (Éric Thouvenel) 10:00-12:00: Introduction to the study day (Vanessa Nicolazic) and panel discussion with Richard Copans […]

Study Day: Appareiller le cinéma: le cas Aäton

One of the activities of the TECHNÈS section in France has been to organise a study day on the theme Appareiller le cinéma: le cas Aäton, which was organised by Gilles Mouëllic and Fabien Le Tinnierand took place on 22 April 2016 at Université Rennes 2 Haute Bretagne. This study day examined the Aäton collection, deposited by […]

Conference: “Plan” et “Champs” dans le cinéma des premiers temps

The conference “Plan” et “Champ” dans le cinéma des premiers temps was held from 8 to 12 June 2016 at the Centre Culturel International de Cerisy. Today, when we analyse a film, we generally employ fairly regularly the concepts “shot” (plan)and “field” (champs), which are then discussed in terms of questions around découpage and image composition, […]

Conference: Documenter une présence au monde: le cinéma de Johan Van Der Keuken

The conference Documenter une présence au monde: le cinéma de Johan Van der Keuken, organised by Université Rennes 2, the Université de Picardie Jules-Verne and TECHNÈS, took place from 28 to 30 March 2018 at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Brittany. Johan van der Keuken (1938-2001) created a protean body of work, in […]

Study Day: Pour une histoire des laboratoires cinématographiques

The group at the research unit Arts: Pratiques et Poétiques at Université Rennes 2 UFR ALC* organised on Friday 5 October 2018 a study day entitled Nuits rouges: pour une histoire des laboratoires cinématographiques. With François Ede, Jean-Pierre Neyrac and Vanessa Nicolazic in attendance, the study day addressed questions around mergers and acquisitions, Super 16, developers, early colour timing, […]

Conference: Matérialité, esthétique et histoires des techniques : la collection François Lemai comme laboratoire

The international conference Matérialité, esthétique et histoire des techniques: la collection François Lemai comme laboratoirebrought together specialists working in various disciplines at Université Laval from 13 to 17 May 2019 in order to collectively rethink an issue too infrequently taken up in cinema studies, that of the role of technical objects and devices in media history. […]

Doctoral conference: Cinéma et machines

On 9 and 10 October 2017, TECHNÈS organised an international doctoral conference entitled Cinéma et machines atUniversité Rennes 2. This conference, whose organising committee was made up of André Gaudreault (Université de Montréal), Laurent Le Forestier (Université de Lausanne) and Gilles Mouëllic (Université Rennes 2), was an opportunity to hear numerous presentations by TECHNÈS researchers. Conference program: […]

Television Forms and Platforms in the Digital Age: Narratives, Audiences, Technologies

The international conference Television Forms and Platforms, convened by Marta Boni, regular member of GRAFICS, situates thinking about television at the crossroads of several disciplines, welcoming contributions from media history and theory and from narrative, aesthetic, sociological, economic, genetic (the study of scenarios and forms of writing, including transmedial writing) and reception studies, in order […]

Annual FSAC Conference 2017

The annual Film Studies Association of Canada is back for a new edition, which this year is being held from 27 to 29 May 2017 at Ryerson University in Toronto. This event is an opportunity for researchers and instructors to get together, trade experiences and information and to discuss questions around topics connected to the conference theme, […]

International conference: Cinéma et portabilité

The international conference Cinéma et portabilité is being held on 19 and 20 October 2017 at the Université de Montréal. Organised by TECHNÈS in collaboration with GRAFICS, Université Rennes 2 and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, this conference is convened by Richard Bégin (Université de Montréal) and Gilles Mouëllic (Université Rennes 2). The […]

Images from the Cinéma et portabilité conference

We present here a few photographs from the TECHNÈS reception as well as from the international conference Cinéma et portabilité, which took place on 19 and 20 October 2017 at the Université de Montréal. This event, convened by Richard Bégin (Université de Montréal) and Gilles Mouëllic (Université Rennes 2), was organised by TECHNÈS in collaboration […]

TECHNÈS at FilmForum 2018

Once again, this year TECHNÈS is presenting a panel discussion at FilmForum in Gorizia, Italy from 28 February to 3 March 2018. Moderated by André Gaudreault (Université de Montréal), the panel will also feature other members of the partnership, making the following presentations: Marta Boni (Université de Montréal), Visualizing a Database through Maps? Theoretical and […]

Cinema in the Eye of the Collector conference

TECHNÈS organised the conference “Cinema in the Eye of the Collector,” which was held from 4 to 8 June 2017 at the Cinémathèque québécoise. Convened by André Habib (Université de Montréal), Philippe Marion (Université catholique de Louvain), Louis Pelletier (Université de Montréal/Université Concordia) and Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan (Université Laval), this conference invited researchers working in various […]

Lecture by François Musy

On 28 September 2017 the TECHNÈS doctoral committee organised a lecture by the sound engineer François Musy. Entitled Enregistrer le son au cinéma,this lecture was organised in collaboration with the cinema department of the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) on 28 September at 6:00 p.m. in ECAL’s Ikea Auditorium. François Musy has worked with Jean-Luc Godard since 1982 and […]

Conference: Techniques du cinéma amateur: problèmes d’archives, problèmes d’histoire

The conference Techniques du cinéma amateur: problèmes d’archives, problèmes d’histoire, organised by Benoît Turquety and Stéphane Tralongo, was held from 28 to 30 November 2018 at the Université de Lausanne. Digital cultures, as they scale back the boundaries between filmmakers and audiences, appear to be giving a central role to amateurs in the present-day media landscape. […]

Conference: Techniques du cinéma amateur: problèmes d’archives, problèmes d’histoire

TECHNÈS has issued a call for submissionsfor the international conference Techniques du cinéma amateur: problèmes d’archives, problèmes d’histoire, being held from 28 to 30 November 2018 at the Université de Lausanne and the Swiss Film Archive. This conference will be an opportunity to re-examine the issues and methods of constructing the history of amateur cinema, […]

Conference: Le “direct” et le numérique. Techniques et politiques des cinémas légers: archéologie, esthétique, perspectives

The conference Le “direct” et le numérique. Techniques et politiques des cinémas légers: archéologie, esthétique, perspectives, organised by Benoît Turquety and Caroline Zéau with Anne-Katrin Weber, took place on 3 and 4 May 2017 at the Swiss Film Archive. To speak of “digital cinema” today is to refer to highly diverse objects and realities. The […]

Call for papers – doctoral conference “Gestes singuliers, gestes collectifs: histoire et cinéma en pratiques”

Image: Screen shot from the episode “Cinéma élargi” of the series Connaissance du cinéma. CC licence TECHNÈS is inviting papers for the doctoral conference “Gestes singuliers, gestes collectifs: histoire et cinéma en pratiques,” being held Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September 2019 at the Université de Montréal, with the special participation of Charles Acland, Simone Natale and Katharina Niemeyer. […]

Call for papers – The Emergence of the Concept “Editing”: Its Sources, Development and Migrations

CALL FOR PAPERS The Histoire et esthétique du cinéma section of the Université de Lausanne and the Programme de recherche sur l’archéologie et la généalogie du montage/editing(PRAGM/e) of the Université de Montréal invite you to submit a proposal for an international conference The Emergence of the Concept “Editing”: Its Sources, Development and Migrations Université de […]

Call for papers : Documenting Presence in the World: The Cinema of Johan van der Keuken

TECHNÈS is calling for proposals for the international conference Documenter une présence au monde: le cinéma de Johan van der Keuken, to be held from 28 to 30 March 2018 at Université Rennes 2. Organised in collaboration with Université Rennes 2 and Université de Picardie-Jules Verne, this conference’s scholarly committee is made up of Aline Caillet […]

Call for papers : Le “direct” et le numérique. Techniques et politiques des cinémas légers: archéologie, esthétique, perspectives

The section TECHNÈS of Lausanne launch a call for papers for the international conference Du « direct » au numérique : archéologie et nouvelles perspectives des pratiques cinématographiques légères dans le monde, which will take place at the l’Université de Lausanne, on May 3 to May 5 2017. Co-organized with the University of Picardie Jules-Vernes, this conferene hopes […]

Call for papers : Le cinéma dans l’oeil du collectionneur

Here is the call for papers for the conference “Le cinéma dans l’œil du collectionneur”, which will be held at the Cinémathèque québcoise from the June 7th to June 10th 2017 as part of the international research partership TECHNÈS. The conference is organized by André Habib (Université de Montréal), Philippe Marion (Université catholique de Louvain), […]

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