This project aims to create an online digital archive and interactive research platform for the study of cinema on a global scale. Students will work with faculty supervisors at UIC and UIUC to contribute to three modules: one that explores have films have influenced and are influenced by the social and physical environments of major cities; one that explores the production of films in terms of power and the global flow of capital; one that explores the role of gender in the creation and reception of movie stars across the world. Students can design or work on individual projects based on their regional interests and language skills to explore film history from regional, linguistic, or comparative perspectives. Exact duties will depend on whether the student is interested in archival research (ie combing through old newspapers and trade papers), theoretical readings, data entry, or the technical creation of digital interfaces (technical design).
- Minimum 2.7 GPA
- Completed English 161 or higher
- Passionate about cultural history and or media and film culture or digital humanities
- Reading knowledge of German or another language other than English preferred, but not required
- Accepting students seeking opportunities for CURA or research for credit or to satisfy a senior thesis or Honors College capstone requirement.
Apply through ure.uic.edu via the faculty profile of Dr. Sara Hall