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National Research Projects


Roadmaps Digital Humanism (WWTF) Digital Playgifts.
Project leader: Clemens Apprich (media theory), March – December 2023.

Elise Richter Program for Arts-based Research (Austrian Science Fund/FWF/Elise Richter PEEK) Situating Cinesonics. Materialities of Sound in Audiovisual Art Acts. Project leader: Kristina Pia Hofer, April 1, 2020 to January 31, 2025.

Hertha Firnberg Program for Post-docs (Austrian Science Fund/FWF)
The Remediation of Nation. Applicant: Birgit Haberpeuntner. Application submitted in December 2020 (in appraisal). Co-applicant: Gabriele Jutz.

Since 2017, cooperation with the Austrian Film Museum has been established. It provides selected collections (photos, posters, documents as well as film and cinema equipment) for university research. The aim is to work on under-researched collections and to carry out substantial research work in the contexts of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral theses.

International Research Projects


Since 2023, the Department of Media Theory (Clemens Apprich) is cooperation partner in the international research network on Data Fluencies (project lead: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver).

Since 2020, the Department of Media Theory (Gabriele Jutz) has cooperated as a partner with “Ecstatic Truth,” an international research network (founded in 2016) that  organizes an annual symposium exploring the interface between animation and documentary, with a particular interest in questions raised by experimental and practical perspectives. Organizers: Birgitta Hosea, Animation Research Centre, UCA Farnham; UK; Pedro Serrazina, Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon, Portugal; Tereza Stehlikova, CREAM, University of Westminster, UK.

Since 2021, the Department of Media Theory (Gabriele Jutz) has cooperated as a partner with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne in the research project “Moving in Every Direction. Künstlerische Forschung als Beitrag zur Entwicklung aktueller Raumkonfigurationen für das bewegte Bild.” The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (project leader: Fred Truniger, University of Applied Arts and Sciences Lucerne, Switzerland). Dates: January 1, 2021–December 31, 2023.

Further Projects


Mag. Sandra Ladwig, research collaboration with the Austrian Academy of Sciences in the context of her dissertation: Freizeit als Phänomen der Moderne im österreichischen Amateurfilm der 1920er bis 1980er Jahre. Supervisor: Prof. Gabriele Jutz. Funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, “Doing Amateur Film. Social and Aesthetic Practices in Austrian Amateur Films between the 1920s and the 1980s” (2016–2019).