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Trond Lundemo har varit verksam som docent och universitetslektor vid Institutionen för mediestudier sedan 2000. Han disputerade vid Filmvetenskapliga institutionen vid Stockholms universitet 1996 med avhandlingen “Bildets oppløsning; Filmens bevegelse i historisk og teoretisk perspektiv”. Han var gästprofessor och gästforskare vid Seijo University i Tokyo i fem terminer mellan 2002-2011. 2012 var Trond Lundemo gästprofessor vid Kobe College i Japan. Vintern 2013-14 var han ’senior fellow’ vid IKKM vid Bauhaus-Universtät Weimar, Tyskland. Mellan 2011-2014 deltog han i forskningsprojektet “The Archive in Motion”, finansierat av Norsk forskningsråd, och mellan 2010-2015, i forskningsprogrammet ”Tid, Minne och Representation” vid Södertörns universitet, finansierat av Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Trond Lundemo sitter även i styrgruppen för den humanistiska fakultetens estetiska forskarskola och är medredaktör för bokserien "Film Theory in Media History” utgiven av Amsterdam University Press. Mellan 2011-2015 satt han i styrgruppen för European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS).

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Forskningsinriktning

My primary research interests are film theory, media archaeology, social memory and technology studies and theories of the archive. I have also worked on the Japanese cinema of the 1920s and 1930s. One main tenet of my research is that technological shifts inform the concept and the writing of history and how one understands the past. Departing from montage as a key concept, I analyse how modes of juxtaposition and connectivity produce different forms of articulations of the past. I also extend these concepts of montage and connectivity to digital media in order to analyze changes and differences between analog and digital archival networks. Key theorists for my research are Jean Epstein, Gilles Deleuze, Friedrich Kittler and Gilbert Simondon, and I have been extensively engaged in the work of Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Etienne-Jules Marey and Jean Epstein.

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Pågående forskning

I am currently engaged in research on the interdependencies between censorship and archives through the case of Statens Biografbyrå (The Swedish Board of Film Classification) (1911-2011). Censorship and selection are key operations within all archives, but they change with different technical media for inscription, storage, metadata and access. Another case for my current research on archival theory is Les Archives de la Planète, an archival initiative by the French banker Albert Kahn during the years 1908-1931, aiming to document social life around the world through the technologies of colour photography, stereography and film. This collection forms a special network of media which aimed to document diverse civilizations for a future time when globalization has made them obsolete.

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