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The “Now and Then” of Cinema and Media History

The Seventh Annual MA in Film and Media Studies Conference presents papers by the class of 2025.

Conference Schedule

12–6 pm: Student Panels

6–7 pm: Break

7 pm: The 4th Annual Thomas Elsaesser Annual Memorial Lecture with Kaveh Askari

“Provenance, Fakes, and Feuds: Tehran Noir and Moving-Image Expertise”

413 Dodge Hall

Kaveh Askari is an Associate Professor and the Director of Film Studies at Michigan State University. His research and teaching focus on cinema and media history in a global context. Special areas of interest include art cinema, media circulation, film and the other arts, and cinemas of the Middle East. He is the author of Making Movies into Art (BFI, 2014) and co-editor of Performing New Media, 1890-1915 (John Libbey, 2014). He has also co-edited special issues of Film History (South by South/West Asia: Transregional Histories of Middle East—South Asia Cinemas), the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture (Locating Muslim Cinemas), and Early Popular Visual Culture (Early Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa). His new book is Relaying Cinema in Midcentury Iran: Material Cultures in Transit (University of California Press, 2022).


Nov 10 2023


12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)



Columbia University - Dodge Hall
2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027


Columbia University - School of the Arts
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