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dr. Marek Jancovic

    20152020

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    Personal information

    I am Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. My current research is centered around the materialities of the moving image, film preservation practices and format studies. Together with Axel Volmar and Alexandra Schneider, I am the co-editor of Format Matters: Standards, Practices, and Politics in Media Cultures.

    In collaboration with Jimi Jones (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), my latest book project investigates the standardization of digital video formats across film heritage institutions in West Africa, Europe and North America, focusing especially on the social and political factors affecting the use, choice and adoption of particular formats.

    My doctoral project Misinscriptions: A Media Epigraphy of Video Compression was an interdisciplinary archaeology of video compression techniques exploring historical interrelationships between mathematics, medicine and media. It was conducted at the University of Mainz, Germany.

    Apart from this, I am interested in the interstices between queer studies, disability studies and STS, and I spend an unreasonable amount of my free time thinking about historical phenomenology.

    Ancillary activities

    I am a member of SCMS, necs and GfM. I was a guest researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (2018-2019) and associate member of the German Research Foundation training group Configurations of Film (2017-2020). As a fiction and documentary film producer, my award-winning films have been shown at festivals worldwide. I have also produced work commissioned by art institutions such as the Fotomuseum Wintherthur in Switzerland, Frascati Theater in the Netherlands, and others.

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    Academic qualification

    Film Studies, PhD, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

    Media Studies (research), Master, University of Amsterdam

    User created Keywords

    • media history
    • STS
    • media archaeology
    • history of technology
    • history of science
    • disability studies
    • animal studies
    • queer studies
    • cultural techniques

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    Research Output

    Format Matters: Standards, Practices, and Politics in Media Cultures

    Jancovic, M. (ed.), Volmar, A. (ed.) & Schneider, A. (ed.), 2020, Lüneburg: Meson Press.

    Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademicpeer-review

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  • Filming Animals: Portable Cameras in Animal Media Practice

    Jancovic, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Versatile Camcorders: Looking at the GoPro-Movement. Gerling, W. & Krautkrämer, F. (eds.). Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos

    Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

    Fold, Format, Fault: On Reformatting and Loss

    Jancovic, M., Feb 2020, Format Matters: Standards, Practices, and Politics in Media Cultures. Jancovic, M., Volmar, A. & Schneider, A. (eds.). Lüneburg: Meson Press, p. 192-218 27 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Format Matters: An Introduction to Format Studies

    Volmar, A., Jancovic, M. & Schneider, A., 2020, Format Matters: Standards, Practices, and Politics in Media Cultures. Jancovic, M., Volmar, A. & Schneider, A. (eds.). Lüneburg: Meson Press, p. 7-26 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

    Open Access
    Open Access

    Activities

    • 3 Lecture / Presentation
    • 1 Conference
    • 1 Consultancy
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    External Expert for the EACEA

    Marek Jancovic (Consultant)
    2020

    Activity: Consultancy

    ASCA, University of Amsterdam

    Marek Jancovic (Visiting researcher)
    Nov 2018Nov 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    Phantome des Vergangenen. Zur Taktilität des frühen Films

    Marek Jancovic (Invited speaker)
    9 Jan 2018

    Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

    Format Matters: Theories_Histories_Practices

    Marek Jancovic (Organiser), Alexandra Schneider (Organiser), Nicole Braida (Organiser)
    7 Dec 20179 Dec 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic