University of Bremen

Consortium Member

University of Bremen (UBremen) was founded in 1971. In 2012 it has achieved the status of being named a “University of Excellence” for its institutional strategy concept for cutting-edge research. The Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at UBremen was founded in 2005. Winfried Pauleit is professor for film studies at UBremen and a founding initiator of ZeMKI. He is head of the ZeMKI research lab “Film, Media Art and Popular Culture”. The lab is concerned with visual and audio-visual media, their aesthetics and history as well as with their transformation in the context of digitization and globalization. A special research focus lies on film education and outreach. The lab has a particular reputation for innovative open access publishing in film and history studies and is co-editing two peer-reviewed journals: “Research in Film and History” and “Nach dem Film”.

Role in the Project

UBremen led the work package dealing with the overall curatorial concept of the project. Winfried Pauleit and his team were responsible for the development of the curatorial framework, defining and curating the different engagement levels (and modes of usage) and the development of pathways through the database. The curatorial framework maps out the concept and infrastructure for a “living archive”. The current task is to communicate and to disseminate the curatorial ideas by way of innovative open-access model publications.
In previous projects the research lab “Film, Media Art and Popular Culture” at UBremen has worked extensively on film education and outreach, and on the concept of a “Living Archive”, as well as on film digitization, critical edition and production of DVDs and web-publications at the intersection of film studies and historiography. UBremen’s longstanding research focus on film education, film and history and interactive documentary forms leads to an in-depth understanding of digital curation and interdisciplinary practice in the field of visual culture that is needed to develop a new and innovative approach to an interactive virtual environment that offers different engagement levels and specific pathways through a database/collection.

Team Members

Rasmus Greiner

Film expert

University of Bremen

Winfried Pauleit

Film theorist, living archives expert, team leader, main contact and representative of the University of Bremen

University of Bremen

Angela Rabing

Film expert

University of Bremen

Participation in Public Deliverables

D3.1 Definition of Engagement Levels, Usage Modes, and User Types


D3.2 Mind Map Visualizing Multimodal Curating


D3.5 Concept: VHH i-docs


Participation in Events

Pre-Kick-off Meeting


Friday, 19.10.2018, 09:15 to Saturday, 20.10.2018, 18:00

Interactive Film as Research Method

Panel Discussion

Friday, 30.11.2018, 14:30 to Friday, 30.11.2018, 16:00

Kick-off Meeting


Wednesday, 27.02.2019, 09:15 to Friday, 01.03.2019, 20:00

Visual History of the Holocaust. Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age


Friday, 05.04.2019, 14:45

Curation of Engagement Levels


Monday, 20.05.2019, 09:00 to Tuesday, 21.05.2019, 17:00

Eccentric Intimacies in the Work of Chantal Akerman


Monday, 29.07.2019, 10:00

Consortium Meeting


Tuesday, 23.02.2021, 15:00 to Wednesday, 24.02.2021, 19:00

Moving Images from the Archives. Historical Footage of Nazi Crimes in Documentaries


Sunday, 08.05.2022, 18:00 to Tuesday, 10.05.2022, 17:00

Migrating Images and Image Migration: How Popular Culture Shapes the Visual History of the Holocaust


Monday, 12.09.2022, 18:00 to Wednesday, 14.09.2022, 20:00