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., Zwicker, Heather & Cooley, Heidi Rae (2017). Urban Cartographies: Media Mapping Mobility and Presence. Television and New Media, 18 (1), (pp. 93-99) (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). 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., Zwicker, Heather & Cooley, Heidi Rae (2017). Urban Cartographies: Media Mapping Mobility and Presence. Television and New Media, 18 (1), (pp. 93-99) (7 p.).
  2017 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (13.01.2017). “Interfacing the City: A Layered Perspective on Urban Spectatorship.". Situation Space: How Spatial Images Define the User’s Disposition. .
N. Verhoeff (08.03.2017). Design hackathon for young designers and data artists. Design Hackathon: The Art of Data Politics.
  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.).
Verhoeff, N., Cooley, Heidi Rae & Zwicker, Heather (2016). Urban Cartographies. (special issue). Television and New Media, 18 (1).
Verhoeff, N. (15.09.2016). Urban Interfaces: The Cartographies of Screen-Based Installations in the City. Television and New Media
  2016 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (17.06.2016). Navigating Urban Archives. Visualizing the Street.
N. Verhoeff (02.04.2016). Panel convener and paper presentation: “Connecting Cartographies: Urban Screens as Playful Urban Laboratories.”. Society for Cinema and Media Studies, SCMS 2016 (Society for Cinema and Media Studies).
  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”. Connecting Cities Urban Media Lab Symposium.
N. Verhoeff (22.11.2014). “Cartographies of Connection: Infrastructure, Interface, Intervention.” Keynote lecture. MAB14 Media Architecture Biënnale (Aarhus) . MAB14 Media Architecture Biënnale.
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. Code and the City.
N. Verhoeff (09.05.2014). “Cultural Curation: Care and Criticality in Networked Visuality” . Image Not Available: Networked Visuality & Its Limits.
N. Verhoeff (18.06.2014). “Footage: A Collaborative Experiment About Temporality In Oxford.”. Mobile Media: Making Cooperation Work.
N. Verhoeff (03.07.2014). “Layering the City: Urban Interfaces as Curatorial Laboratories.” . 10th Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference.
  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. SCMS 2013: Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference.
N. Verhoeff (08.07.2013). Mobile Technologies, Layers, and The Visual Regime of Navigation. Warwick University, Warwick Summer School, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies.
N. Verhoeff (04.05.2013). Navigation/Findability. Cambridge, MA: MIT, MiT8: Media in Transition.
N. Verhoeff (26.08.2013). You Are Here! Playful Mapping and a Cartography of Layers. ICC2013: 26th International Cartography Conference.
  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.”. Keynote lecture at conference: DIS)ORIENTATION - (dis)orienting media and narrative mazes..
N. Verhoeff (08.11.2011). “Mobility In Design: Navigation and Locative Media for Digital Archives”. Design Academy, Eindhoven, invited guest lecture.
N. Verhoeff (21.01.2011). “Performative Cartography: The Interface of Mobile Screens of Navigation.”. Invited lecture at the international Siegen Workshop: Mapping Maps: What's New About Neocartography?.
  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 (04.11.2010). Augmented Archives and Interactive Cities: Location, Technology, Mobility. Location-based Media Experts’ Meeting. Utrecht Interactive initiative, Vrede van Utrecht..
N. Verhoeff (20.01.2010). This is Not Live: A Response to Hans van Manen’s 'Live'. Utrecht, Salon I on Live and Liveness. Utrecht University.
N. Verhoeff (04.11.2010). Utrecht Interactive initiative: Expert meeting for location-based media for urban history. Location-based Media Experts’ Meeting. Utrecht Interactive initiative, Vrede van Utrecht..
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (2009). Grasping the Screen: Towards a Conceptualization of Touch, Mobility and Multiplicity. In M. van den Boomen & S. Lammes (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. Cambridge, MA, Verenigde Staten, MiT6.
N. Verhoeff (04.12.2009). Creative Cartographies: Mobile Screens and the Interactive Navigation of Urban Space. Amsterdam, Urban Screens: The City as Interface.
N. Verhoeff (27.06.2009). Screens of Navigation: A Proposal for Cartography 4D. Lund, Zweden, NECS.
  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. LSE Conference Media, Communication and Humanity.
N. Verhoeff (01.08.2008). Landmarks: Digital Cartography and the Navigation of Screenspace. Helsinki, Finland, ISSEI 2008 Language and the Scientific Imagination.
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. Amsterdam, Opening of the installation Frontera v.2 at Montevideo/Time Based Arts: Netherlands Institute for Media Art.
N. Verhoeff (09.12.2008). Urban Screens: Navigation In Contemporary 
Urban Screenspace. Kalgoorlie, Australië, CSAA 2008 Futures.
  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. Brussel, tentoonstelling Indianen in Brussel – Wereldtentoonstelling van 1935 (Jubelparkmuseum).
N. Verhoeff (10.09.2006). Geverfd, getooid, gefilmd: Indianen op film ,1895-1915. 's- Hertogenbosch, Themadag Indianenverhalen (tentoonstelling Free Spirit - hedendaagse keramiek van Indiaans-Amerikaanse origine, Stedelijk Museum 's Hertogenbosch).
N. Verhoeff (02.07.2006). Mobile Screens: Metaphors of Virtual Mobility in Emerging Media (1900-2000). Screen Studies Conference 2006, Glasgow University.
  2005 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (08.05.2005). Self-Reflections: Virtual Travel in Emerging Media (1900-2000). Cambridge, Media in Transition 4: The Work of Stories.
N. Verhoeff (08.07.2005). Touristic Traces and Media Memories: Ideals of Cosmopolitanism That Sell Media. Brisbane, Sites of Cosmopolitanism: Citizenship, Aesthetics, Culture.
  2004 - Scholarly publications
Verhoeff, N. (2004). Archival Poetics. In Mieke Bal (Eds.), Narrative Theory. Critical Concepts In Literary And Cultural Studies (pp. 388-409). New York: Routledge.
Verhoeff, N. (2004). Silent Westerns. In R Abel (Eds.), Encyclopedia for Early Cinema London/New York: Routledge.
  2004 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (08.10.2004). Updating the Other: Cinematic Tourism, the City, and the West. NUI Galway, Ireland, Black & White - Representing the Other in Silent Cinema.
  2003 - Scholarly 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. Overveen, Huizinga Instituut: Film als cultuurhistorische bron.
  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 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (01.03.1998). 'Where the Real Thing Runs Rampant': Landscapes in Early Westerns. Congres 'The Birth of Film Genres'.
  0 - Other output
N. Verhoeff (0). Amsterdam University Press, book series MediaMatters. Amsterdam University Press.
N. Verhoeff (0). Co-editor of a special issue on Urban Cartographies. Television and New Media.
N. Verhoeff (0). Digital Culture & Society.
N. Verhoeff (0). Editorial board member "Framing Film" book series AUP with EYE Film institute. Amsterdam University Press.
N. Verhoeff (0). Editorial board member Media Studies. Amsterdam University Press.
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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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