The Department of Film Studies participates in a variety of collaborative research projects, including interdisciplinary collaborations with national and international partner institutions as well as collective projects within the department. In addition to the doctoral programs (the NCCR Mediality at UZH’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; the SUC program «Film, Photography, and other Visual Media», with the University of Lausanne), the department is currently involved in the following collaborative projects:
DIASTOR Bridging the Gap Between Analog Film History and Digital Technology (project manager: Prof. Barbara Flückiger; research team at the Department of Film Studies: Dr. Franziska Heller, Dr. Claudy Op den Kamp, Dr. David Pfluger, Brigitte Paulowitz, Kristina Jungic, Manuel Joller).
Early Cinema Colloquium (project managers: Prof. Jörg Schweinitz, Zurich; Prof. Frank Kessler, Utrecht; Prof. Martin Loiperdinger, Trier; researchers: doctoral candidates and postdocs at the Department of Film Studies and at the partner universities of Utrecht (Netherlands) and Trier (Germany)).
Interdisciplinary research project «Schizophrenia»: Reception, Semantic Shift, and Criticism of a Concept in the 20th Century (project managers: Prof. Paul Hoff, Prof. Angelika Linke, Prof. Jakob Tanner, Prof. Margrit Tröhler; researcher in the film studies sub-project: Dr. Veronika Rall)
Alternative Worlds in the Politically Activist Documentary, funded by the SNSF (project manager: Prof. Margrit Tröhler; researchers: Dr. Simon Spiegel, lic. phil. Andrea Reiter)