Profile

Nanna Verhoeff is associate professor of media and performance studies at the Department of Media and Culture Studies. She specialises in comparative analysis of emerging media, with a key interest in contemporary transformations in screen culture. She has published on early cinema, mobile screens, geomedia and location-based media, installations, media art, and urban media. Her current research focuses on navigation and mobility, performative technologies, urban interfaces, (mobile) screens and installations, and location-based arts and media. 

Involved in the following study programme(s)
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Key publications

Verhoeff, N., Cooley, Heidi Rae & Zwicker, Heather (2017). Urban Cartographies: Media Mapping Mobility and Presence. Television and New Media, 18 (4), (pp. 298–304) (7 p.).

Verhoeff, N. (2017). Performative Cartography. In Stephen Monteiro (Eds.), The Screen Media Reader: Culture, Theory, Practice (pp. 235-449). New York: Bloomsbury Academics, Reprint of excerpt from Nanna Verhoeff, Mobile Screens: The Visual Regime of Navigation (2012): 149-163..

Verhoeff, N. (2016). Screens in the City. In Dominique Chateau & José Moure (Eds.), Screens (pp. 125-139). Amsterdam University Press.

Verhoeff, N. (2016). Surface Explorations: 3D Moving Images as Cartographies of Time. Espacio, Tiempo y Forma. Serie VII (Space, Time and Form. Serie VII) (4), (pp. 71-91) (21 p.).

Verhoeff, N. & Wilmott, Clancy (2016). Curating the City: Urban Interfaces and Locative Media as Experimental Platforms for Cultural Data. In Rob Kitchin & Sung-Yueh Perng (Eds.), Code and the City (pp. 116-129). Routledge.

Verhoeff, Nanna & Cooley, Heidi Rae (2014). The Navigational Gesture: Traces and Tracings at the Mobile Touchscreen Interface. NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies (5) (17 p.). Spring 2014 'Traces'.

Verhoeff, N. (2012). Mobile Screens: The Visual Regime of Navigation. (212 p.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Verhoeff, N. (2006). The West in Early Cinema: After the Beginning. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (2017). Interfaces of Media Architecture. Media Architecture: Using Information and Media as Construction Material (pp. 43-60). De Gruyter Saur.
Verhoeff, N. (2017). Performative Cartography. In Stephen Monteiro (Eds.), The Screen Media Reader: Culture, Theory, Practice (pp. 235-449). New York: Bloomsbury Academics, Reprint of excerpt from Nanna Verhoeff, Mobile Screens: The Visual Regime of Navigation (2012): 149-163..
Verhoeff, N., Cooley, Heidi Rae & Zwicker, Heather (2017). Urban Cartographies: Mapping Mobility and Presence (special issue). Television and New Media, 18 (4), (pp. 298-388) (91 p.).
Verhoeff, N., Cooley, Heidi Rae & Zwicker, Heather (2017). Urban Cartographies: Media Mapping Mobility and Presence. Television and New Media, 18 (4), (pp. 298–304) (7 p.).
Verhoeff, N. (2017). Urban Interfaces: The Cartographies of Screen-Based Installations in the City. Television and New Media, 18 (4), (pp. 305-319) (15 p.).
  2017 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (13.01.2017) “Interfacing the City: A Layered Perspective on Urban Spectatorship."
N. Verhoeff (08.03.2017) Design hackathon for young designers and data artists
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (2016). A Tale of Two Times: Augmented Reality as Archival Laboratory. In Giovanna Fossati & Annie Oever, van den (Eds.), Exposing the Film Apparatus: The Film Archive as a Research Laboratory. (pp. 357-428). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Verhoeff, N. & Wilmott, Clancy (2016). Curating the City: Urban Interfaces and Locative Media as Experimental Platforms for Cultural Data. In Rob Kitchin & Sung-Yueh Perng (Eds.), Code and the City (pp. 116-129). Routledge.
Verhoeff, N. (2016). Interfacing Urban Media Art. In Susa Pop, Tanya Toft, Nerea Calvillo & Mark Wright (Eds.), What Urban Media Art Can Do: Why, When, Where & How (pp. 190-199). Stuttgart: avedition.
Verhoeff, N. (2016). Screens in the City. In Dominique Chateau & José Moure (Eds.), Screens (pp. 125-139). Amsterdam University Press.
Verhoeff, N. (2016). Surface Explorations: 3D Moving Images as Cartographies of Time. Espacio, Tiempo y Forma. Serie VII (Space, Time and Form. Serie VII) (4), (pp. 71-91) (21 p.).
  2016 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (17.06.2016) Navigating Urban Archives
N. Verhoeff (02.04.2016) Panel convener and paper presentation: “Connecting Cartographies: Urban Screens as Playful Urban Laboratories.”
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (2015). Footage: Action Cam Shorts as Cartographic Captures of Time. Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication, 5 (1 & 2), (pp. 103-109).
de Lange, M.L., de Waal, Martijn, Foth, Marcus, Verhoeff, Nanna & Martin, Brynskov (2015). Hackable Cities - From Subversive City Making to Systemic Change. 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T 2015) (pp. 165-167) (3 p.).
Verhoeff, N. (2015). Mobile Media Architecture: Between Infrastructure, Interface, and Intervention. Observatorio (Special Issue), (pp. 73-84).
  2015 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (18.03.2015) "Mobile Architecture: How To Do Things With Screens." Invited Lecture. Séminaire Ecrans exposés: Art contemporain, Cinéma, Média. Institut national d'histoire de l'art (Paris)
N. Verhoeff (02.07.2015) "Performativity in Digital Navigation." Invited Lecture. Traders Training Week #3: Multiple Performative Mapping. Design Academy (Eindhoven)
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (2014). Performativity / Expressivity: The Mobile Micro Screen and Its Subject. In A.M.A. Oever, van den (Eds.), Technē/Technology: Researching Cinema and Media Technologies – Their Development, Use, and Impact (pp. 207-216) (10 p.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Verhoeff, Nanna & Cooley, Heidi Rae (2014). The Navigational Gesture: Traces and Tracings at the Mobile Touchscreen Interface. NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies (5) (17 p.). Spring 2014 'Traces'.
  2014 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (13.06.2014) “Below the Surface: Criticality of Urban Interfaces”
N. Verhoeff (22.11.2014) “Cartographies of Connection: Infrastructure, Interface, Intervention.” Keynote lecture. MAB14 Media Architecture Biënnale (Aarhus)
N. Verhoeff (03.09.2014) “Cultural Curation and Urban Interfaces: Locative Media as Experimental Platforms for Cultural Data” Invited Speaker. Workshop: Code and the City.
N. Verhoeff (09.05.2014) “Cultural Curation: Care and Criticality in Networked Visuality”
N. Verhoeff (18.06.2014) “Footage: A Collaborative Experiment About Temporality In Oxford.”
N. Verhoeff (03.07.2014) “Layering the City: Urban Interfaces as Curatorial Laboratories.”
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (2013). The Medium is the Method: Locative Media for Digital Achives. In J Eckel, B Leiendecker, D Olek & C Piepiorka (Eds.), (Dis)Orienting Media and Narrative Mazes. (pp. 17-30) (14 p.). Bielefeld: transcript.
Verhoeff, N. (2013). You Are Here! Playful Mapping and a Cartography of Layers. In M.F. Buchroithner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Cartographical Conference Dresden, ICC2013: the 26th Cartographical Conference.
  2013 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (08.03.2013) Layers: A Cartographic and Archeological Approach to the Post-Cinematic Moving Image.
N. Verhoeff (08.07.2013) Mobile Technologies, Layers, and The Visual Regime of Navigation.
N. Verhoeff (04.05.2013) Navigation/Findability
N. Verhoeff (26.08.2013) You Are Here! Playful Mapping and a Cartography of Layers.
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (2012). A Logic of Layers: Indexicality of iPhone Navigation in Augmented Reality. In L Hjort, J Burgess & I Richardson (Eds.), Studying Mobile Media Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone. (pp. 118-132) (15 p.). London, New York: Routledge.
Verhoeff, N. (2012). Mobile Screens: The Visual Regime of Navigation. (212 p.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Verhoeff, N. (2012). Navigating Screenspace: Towards Performative Cartography. In P Snickars & P Vonderau (Eds.), Moving Data: The iPhone and My Media (pp. 33-49) (17 p.). New York: Columbia University Press.
Verhoeff, N. (2012). Pointing Forward, Looking Back: Reflexivity and Deixis in Early Cinema Installations. In A Gaudreault, N Dulac & S Hidalgo (Eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Early Cinema. (pp. 568-586) (19 p.). Oxford: Blackwell.
  2011 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (10.11.2011) “A Visual Regime of Navigation: Locative Media and Digital Archives.”
N. Verhoeff (08.11.2011) “Mobility In Design: Navigation and Locative Media for Digital Archives”
N. Verhoeff (21.01.2011) “Performative Cartography: The Interface of Mobile Screens of Navigation.”
  2010 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. & Lammes, Sybille (2010). Landmarks: Navigating Spacetime and Digital Mobility. ISSEI: Language and the Scientific Imagination 2008 Helsinki, ISSEI: Language and the Scientific Imagination 2008.
  2010 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (20.01.2010) This is Not Live: A Response to Hans van Manen’s 'Live'.
N. Verhoeff (04.11.2010) Utrecht Interactive initiative: Expert meeting for location-based media for urban history
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (2009). Grasping the Screen: Towards a Conceptualization of Touch, Mobility and Multiplicity. In Marianne Boomen, van den, Sybille Lammes, Ann-Sophie Lehmann, Joost Raessens & Mirko Tobias Schaefer (Eds.), Digital Material: Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and Technology (pp. 209-222) (14 p.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Verhoeff, N. (2009). Theoretical Consoles: Concepts for Gadget Analysis. Journal of Visual Culture, 8 (3), (pp. 279-298) (20 p.).
  2009 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (25.04.2009) Cartography 4D, or: Screens, Maps, And Fingertips: Of Handheld Timespace In Screenspace
N. Verhoeff (27.06.2009) Screens of Navigation: A Proposal for Cartography 4D
  2008 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (2008). Screens of Navigation: From Taking a Ride to Making the Ride. Refractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media (12).
Verhoeff, N. (2008). Screens on Site: Mobilizing Urban Screenspace. Simulacrum, 16 (3/4), (pp. 72-76) (5 p.).
  2008 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (22.09.2008) Cartographic Interfaces
N. Verhoeff (01.08.2008) Landmarks: Digital Cartography and the Navigation of Screenspace
Bleeker, M.A., Kessler, F.E. & Verhoeff, N. (2008). PhD seminar Media and performance studies.
N. Verhoeff (15.07.2008) The Face of Interface: Interactive Portraits, Touch-Screen Technology, and the Haptic Spectator
N. Verhoeff (09.12.2008) Urban Screens: Navigation In Contemporary 
Urban Screenspace
  2007 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. & Fossati, Giovanna (2007). Beyond Distribution: Some Thoughts on the Future of Archival Films. In F Kessler & N Verhoeff (Eds.), Networks of Entertainment: Early Film Distribution 1895-1915. (pp. 331-339) (9 p.). Eastleigh: John Libbey Publishing.
Verhoeff, N. (2007). Moving Indians: Deconstructing the Other in Moving Images (1895-1915). European Review of Native American Studies, 21 (1), (pp. 39-48) (10 p.).
Kessler, F.E. & Verhoeff, N. (2007). Networks of Entertainment. Early Film Distribution 1895-1915. (334 p.). Eastleigh: John Libbey.
Verhoeff, N. (24.05.2007). Panorama Behind Glass: Framing the Spatial and Visual Design of Highways. (25 p.). Ruimtelijk Planbureau.
Verhoeff, N., Piek, M, Breedijk, M, Middelkoop, M, Hornis, W & Sorel, N (2007). Snelwegpanorama's in Nederland. Rotterdam: NAi Uitgevers.
  2006 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (2006). The West in Early Cinema: After the Beginning. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  2006 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (26.11.2006) Bewegende Beelden - Indianen op film 1895-1915
N. Verhoeff (10.09.2006) Geverfd, getooid, gefilmd: Indianen op film ,1895-1915
N. Verhoeff (02.07.2006) Mobile Screens: Metaphors of Virtual Mobility in Emerging Media (1900-2000)
  2005 - Other output
  2004 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (2004). “Westerns: Cowboy and Indian Films”. In R Abel (Eds.), Encyclopedia for Early Cinema (pp. 689-692). London/New York: Routledge.
Verhoeff, N. (2004). Archival Poetics. In Mieke Bal (Eds.), Narrative Theory. Critical Concepts In Literary And Cultural Studies (pp. 388-409). New York: Routledge.
  2004 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (08.10.2004) Updating the Other: Cinematic Tourism, the City, and the West
  2003 - Professional publications
Verhoeff, N. (2003). Tijdreizen. De nostalgie van het Westen. Het Nederlands scenario (45).
  2002 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (01.11.2002). After the Beginning: Westerns Before 1915. (379 p.).
Verhoeff, N. (2002). Archival Poetics. Screening the past, 14.
Verhoeff, N. & Warth, E.M.M. (2002). Rhetoric of Space: Cityscape/Landscape. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 22 (3), (pp. 245-251) (7 p.).
  2002 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (22.04.2002) Bits & Pieces: ons gefragmenteerde archief
  2001 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (2001). Die Bedeutung des Nationalen in den amerikanischen Pathé-Western. KINtop. Jahrbuch zur Erforschung des frühen Films 10 (pp. 39-59) (21 p.). Frankfurt am Main/Basel: Stroemfeld Verlag.
Verhoeff, N. (2001). Het Kaleidoskopische Westen. Tijdschrift voor mediageschiedenis, 4 (7), (pp. 129-148) (20 p.).
  1999 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (1999). 'Where the Real Thing Runs Rampant': Lanscapes in Early Westerns. In L. Quaresima, A. Raengo & L. Vichi (Eds.), La nascita dei generi cinematografica / The Birth of Film Genres (12 p.). Udine: Forum.
  1998 - Professional publications
Verhoeff, N. (1998). “Westerns in Utrecht.”. Domitor Bulletin, 12 (1), (pp. 9-10) (2 p.).
  1998 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (01.03.1998) 'Where the Real Thing Runs Rampant': Landscapes in Early Westerns
  0 - Other output
N. Verhoeff () Amsterdam University Press, book series MediaMatters
N. Verhoeff () Co-editor of a special issue on Urban Cartographies
N. Verhoeff () Digital Culture & Society
N. Verhoeff () Editorial board member "Framing Film" book series AUP with EYE Film institute
N. Verhoeff () Editorial board member Media Studies
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Project:
[urban interfaces]
13.05.2014 to
General project description 

[urban interfaces] is a platform for a critical investigation of urban interfaces for creative and participatory engagement at the crossing of academic research and cultural practices. Focusing on mobile and situated media, arts, and performances, the platform brings together and initiates critical reflections on, and actual interventions in, these socio-spatial activities and their shaping and staging of urban culture. 


[urban interfaces] is an initiative of the interdisciplinary Department for Media and Culture Studies (MCW) at Utrecht University, and collaborates with an expanding (international) network of academic and cultural partners. 


For more information, see urbaninterfaces.net.

Role Project Leader Funding
No information available
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Naomi Bueno de Mesquita
  • Karen Lancel

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Currently dr. Nanna Verhoeff teaches the following course(s):
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Additional functions and activities

Editorial activities

Book series:

  • Framing Film (Amsterdam University Press, series editor)
  • MediaMatters (Amsterdam University Press, series editor)
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Full name
dr. N. Verhoeff Contact details
Muntstraat 2-2a

Muntstraat 2-2A
Room 1.07
3512 EV  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 8244
Mobile phone +31 62 186 4220
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