Profile

Sarah Dellmann is researcher and lecturer with a background in historical film and media studies. Her focus lies on western nineteenth-century media. At the moment, she is working in a European research project on educational magic lantern slides, see the project website at www.uu.nl/a-million-pictures .

Strategic themes / Focus areas
Scientific expertise
early cinema
Western European media culture in the 19th century
magic lantern
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The working paper "Intermediality in early cinema studies: An interrogation of a widely used concept for research practice" (Sarah Dellmann, Dafna Ruppin, Klaas de Zwaan) is available via Utrecht University Repository.

Key publications

Dellmann, S. (2014). Getting to Know the Dutch: Magic Lantern Slides as Traces of Intermedial Performance Practices. In Scott Curtis, Frank Gray, Kaveh Askari, Louis Pelletier, Tami Williams & Joshua Yumiba (Eds.), Performing New Media, 1890-1915 (pp. 236-244) (9 p.). New Barnet: John Libbey Publishing.

All publications
  2018 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S. (2018). Die Reise nach dem typisch Niederländischen - Die Entdeckung der Niederlande als touristische Attraktion in frühen Publikationen von Thomas Cook (1869-1914). In Thomas Morsch (Eds.), Der mobile Blick - Visuelle Medien und touristische Wahrnehmung. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften / Springer Fachmedien.
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S. (29.08.2017 29.09.2017) Organiser A Million Pictures Utrecht (29.08.2017 - 01.09.2017)
Dellmann, S. (2017). Auf der Suche nach gendersensiblen Didaktiken für die Medienwissenschaften. Querelles-Net : Rezensionszeitschrift für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung, 2017 (4) (4 p.).
Dellmann, S. (29.10.2017) Invited speaker Junges Forum für Sammlungs- und Objektforschung Göttingen (28.09.2017 - 29.09.2017) Die Lichtbilder der Surinam-Expeditionen der Utrechter Botaniker Prof. A. A. Pulle (1921) und Dr. J. Lanjouw (1932): Was Objekte sichtbar machen
Dellmann, S. (26.01.2017) Invited speaker Un patrimonio in immagini Naples (26.01.2017 - 27.01.2017) Experiences with documenting lantern slides and examples of creative re-use
Dellmann, S. (2017). Exposing the film apparatus: the film archive as a research laboratory (book review). Early Popular Visual Culture, 15 (1), (pp. 100-101) (2 p.). Slightly reworked translation of a book review published by the author published earlier in German language in the journal MEDIENwissenschaft – Rezensionen – Reviews (04/2016): 473–475..
Dellmann, S. (13.10.2017) Invited speaker Stichting Academisch Erfgoed - Dijksterhuislezing en Symposium 2017 Leiden (13.10.2017) Over het internationale karakter van glasdia- of lichtbeeldencollecties: media/objecten in een koloniaal discours
Dellmann, S. (17.03.2017) Invited speaker Magic Lantern and Science London (17.03.2017) Presentation of the paper '"Images of Science and Scientists: Lantern Slides of Excursions from Utrecht University, NL (c. 1900-1950)"
Dellmann, S. (01.04.2017) Invited speaker 3. Nachwuchsworkshop der Gesellschaft für Universitäts- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte Essen (31.03.2017 - 01.04.2017) Presentation of the Paper "Lichtbilderserien. Bilder von Wissenschaft & Wissenschaftler*innen"
Dellmann, S. (29.08.2017) Invited speaker A Million Pictures Utrecht (29.08.2017 - 01.09.2017) Projecting Europe
Dellmann, S. (13.07.2017) Invited speaker La reproduction des images et des textes/Images and Texts Reproduced Lausanne (10.07.2017 - 14.07.2017) The Materiality of Analog Objects in Digital Environments: The Case of Digital Reproductions of Photographic Lantern Slides
  2017 - Professional publications
Dellmann, S. & Stegmeijer, Eva (07.09.2017). Toverlantaarn-les. Tijdschrift van de Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, 9 (3), (pp. 32-33) (2 p.).
  2017 - Popularising publications
Dellmann, S. (08.05.2017) Invited speaker EYE Film Institute Netherlands Exposing the Film Apparatus: The Magic Lantern
Dellmann, S. (09.05.2017) Invited speaker External unknown Guest lecture: This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice
Dellmann, S. (19.05.2017) Participant Museumnacht Leiden 2017 Leiden (19.05.2017) Magic Lantern presentations at Museum Night Leiden 2017<br/><br/>Together with lantarnist Gwen Sebus, Sarah Dellmann demonstrated the use of magic lantern in educational settings at Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken
Dellmann, S. (17.10.2017) Invited speaker Verpleegthuis De Ingelanden, Utrecht Wetenschapscafé Ingelanden: Een plaatje bij een praatje - de toverlantaarn in het onderwijs
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S. (26.09.2016). Beyond and with the object: assessing the dissemination range of lantern slides and their imagery. Early Popular Visual Culture, 14 (4), (pp. 340-358) (19 p.).
Dellmann, S. () Editorial board member Early Popular Visual Culture (Journal) Submission Editor
Dellmann, S. (2016). Exposing the Film Apparatus: The Film Archive as a Research Laboratory [Rezension]. Medienwissenschaft: Rezensionen , 2016 (4), (pp. 473-475) (3 p.).
Dellmann, S. (09.06.2016) Invited speaker XVII UNIVERSEUM Network Meeting Amsterdam (09.06.2016 - 11.06.2016) Lantern Slides – Documents of the Scientist’s Self-Image (1900-1940)
Dellmann, S. (21.11.2016) Participant Lucerna Hackathon and Expert Meeting Brighton (21.11.2016 - 25.11.2016)
Dellmann, S. (16.04.2016) Participant Plaques photographiques, fabrication et diffusion du Savoir Strasbourg (16.03.2016 - 18.03.2016)
Dellmann, S. (2016) Member Stichting Academisch Erfgoed (SAE) (External organisation) Werkgroep Lichtbeelden<br/><br/>Sarah Dellmann is member and advisor of the working group "Lichtbeelden project" (slide project") of the Dutch Association for Academic Heritage. The working group is led by Frank Meijer, coordiator at SAE.
Dellmann, S. (05.06.2016) Invited speaker Tracing Types Ghent (03.06.2016 - 04.06.2016) The Emergence of National Types in Word and Image; “The Dutch” in Popular Visual Media of the Nineteenth Century
Dellmann, S. (2016). Visuelle Kontinuitäten. Zur (Vor-)Geschichte des Klischees der Niederländerin im frühen Kino. In Jörg Schweinitz & Wiegand Daniel (Eds.), Film Bild Kunst. - Visuelle Ästhetik des vorklassischen Stummfilms (pp. 267-294) (28 p.). Marburg: Sch�ren Verlag.
  2016 - Professional publications
Dellmann, S. (2016). Exploring Magic Lantern Catalogues Online. The Magic Lantern, 2016 (8), (pp. 6-7) (2 p.).
Dellmann, S. (2016). Lecturing without an Expert: Word and Image in Educational “Ready-Made” lecture Sets. The Magic Lantern Gazette, 28 (2), (pp. 3-14) (12 p.).
  2016 - Popularising publications
Dellmann, S. (03.04.2016) Participant Science in the City Utrecht (04.04.2016) Minicollege: Over de toverlantaarn en geprojecteerde wetenschap<br/><br/>Presentation and short lecture at the 'Science in the City' edition of Culture Zondagen in Utrecht
  2016 - Other output
Dellmann, S. (2016). The Emergence of National Types in Word and Image - “The Dutch” in Popular Visual Media of the Nineteenth Century.
Dellmann, S. & van Dooren, Ine (2016). The Extraordinary Body: From Spectacle to Medical Case.
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S. () Guest editor Early Popular Visual Culture (Journal) Special Issue "Encouters Across Borders" (Vol 14, Iss 2)
Dellmann, S. (18.05.2015) Invited speaker Data Drive - Lecture series Amsterdam (01.09.2014) Guest lecture: Assessing the popularity of 19th century images: on the possibilities and limits of digital tools for historical research on popular culture. Two Cases.
Dellmann, S. (16.04.2015) Invited speaker Play / Perform / Participate - ISIS Conference #2 Utrecht (16.04.2015 - 18.04.2015) Presentation: "The Right to Play in Public. The art work 'Play me I'm your's", Copyright and basic income
Dellmann, Sarah (2015). The Realness of the Dutch: Performing Visual Evidence for National Differences. In Àngel Quintana & Jordi Pons (Eds.), Objectivity and the Effects of Truth - Early Cinema and the Realist Tradition (pp. 163-172) (10 p.). Girona: Fundació Mueseu del Cinema-Col.lectió Tomàs Mallol & Ajuntament de Girona.
  2015 - Popularising publications
Dellmann, S. (10.05.2015) Invited speaker Special Meeting of the Magic Lantern Society Brussels (09.05.2015 - 10.05.2015) Visit to Holland - A research trip to the Netherlands in lantern slides
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S. (12.06.2014) Invited speaker Digital Humanities Benelux Conference Den Haag (13.01.2014) Digital Tools in Media History: Benefits of Interrelated Databases in Research on Magic Lantern Slides
Dellmann, S. (2014). Erkki Huhtamo: Illusions in Motion. Media Archaeology of the Moving Panorama and Related Spectacles. Medienwissenschaft: Rezensionen , 2014 (1), (pp. 24-26) (3 p.).
Dellmann, S. (2014). Getting to Know the Dutch: Magic Lantern Slides as Traces of Intermedial Performance Practices. In Scott Curtis, Frank Gray, Kaveh Askari, Louis Pelletier, Tami Williams & Joshua Yumiba (Eds.), Performing New Media, 1890-1915 (pp. 236-244) (9 p.). New Barnet: John Libbey Publishing.
Dellmann, S. (15.10.2014) Invited speaker Utrecht University Het ontstaan van nationale clichés: De beeldvorming van “de Nederlander” in de 19e eeuw
Dellmann, S. (2014). Ludwig Vogl-Bienek, Richard Crangle (Hg.): Screen Culture and the Social Question 1880-1914. Medienwissenschaft: Rezensionen , 2014 (02/03), (pp. 199-202) (4 p.).
Dellmann, S. (2014). Methodische Mängel der Gender-Gegner/-innen. Querelles-Net : Rezensionszeitschrift für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung, 15 (2).
Dellmann, S. (11.08.2014) Invited speaker Riddles of Form. Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image. 10th International IAWIS Conference Dundee, Scotland (12.01.2014) Visualized Science around the Fin-de-Siècle: Scientific Images addressed through Performativity
Dellmann, S. (21.10.2014) Invited speaker Guest lecture in the course "Binnen- en buitenblik op Nederland" (TLMV14327) Utrecht (21.10.2014) Vóór "Frau Antje": binnen- en buitenblik op Nederlandse clichés 1800-1914.
  2014 - Popularising publications
Dellmann, S. (05.06.2014) Invited speaker Utrecht University Het nut van toverlantaarnplaten voor geesteswetenschappers (en vice versa)
Dellmann, S. (21.08.2014) Participant Summer School Bijzondere Collecties UvA: De geschiedenis van het boek in het digitale tijdperk Amsterdam (18.08.2014 - 29.08.2014) Toverlantaarnvoorstelling met Sterke Verhalen
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S. (15.11.2013) Invited speaker 9th Seminar on the Origins and History of Cinema. Objectivity and the effects of truth. Early cinema and the realist tradition Girona (15.01.2013) The Realness of the Dutch: Performing Visual Evidence for National Differences
  2013 - Popularising publications
Dellmann, S. (26.10.2013) Invited speaker 9th Magic Lantern Convention (Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham, UK) (26.01.2013) This Show isn't amusing anymore - is it?
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S. (18.06.2012) Invited speaker "Performing New Media, 1890-1915" 12th International DOMITOR Conference,18-22 June Brighton, UK (19.01.2012)
Dellmann, S. (2012). Creating an event out of nothing happening - An exploration of the category 'event' through tourist imagery of the Zuiderzee region (The Netherlands), 1874-1914. In Àngel Quintana & Jordi Pons (Eds.), La construcció de l'actualitat en el cinema dels orígens / The Construction of News in Early Cinema / La construcción de la actualidad en el cine de los orígenes (pp. 139-150) (12 p.). Girona: Fundació Mueseu del Cinema-Col.lectió Tomàs Mallol & Ajuntament de Girona.
Dellmann, S. (2012) Member National Research School (Event) Member of the PhD council of RMeS
Dellmann, S. (2012). Niemals schön genug. Querelles-Net : Rezensionszeitschrift für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung, 13 (3).
Dellmann, S. (2012) Member The Magic Lantern Society UK (External organisation) Member of the LUCERNA work group and editor's board (Magic Lantern Web Resource)
  2012 - Professional publications
Dellmann, S. (2012). To and From the Magic Lantern: Reappearing Photographic Images of The Netherlands in Various Media. The New Magic Lantern Journal, 11 (3), (pp. 14-16) (3 p.). Keywords: magic lantern, stereo photography, images of the Netherlands, nineteenth century, visual culture, transmediality.
  2012 - Popularising publications
Dellmann, S. & Goldschmidt, A. (2012). Sexy meiden gaan voor bèta. Raffia, 24 (3), (pp. 30-31) (2 p.).
  2012 - Other output
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S. (31.03.2011 31.12.2011) Invited speaker 8th Seminar on the Origins and History of Cinema Girona, Spain (31.01.2011) Creating an event out of nothing happening. An exploration of the category 'event' through tourist imagery of the Zuiderzee region (The Netherlands), 1874-1914.
Dellmann, S. (2011). Lars Nowak: Deformation und Transdifferenz – Freak Show, frühes Kino, Tod Browning. Medienwissenschaft: Rezensionen , 2011 (4), (pp. 488-490) (3 p.).
Dellmann, S. (2011). Suffragetten und ihre komischen Verbündeten. Querelles-Net : Rezensionszeitschrift für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung, 12 (2).
  2011 - Popularising publications
Dellmann, S. (06.09.2011) Invited speaker Summer School 'History of Mediality – Medialities of History' Basel Graduate School of History (Basel (Switzerland)) (07.01.2011) Bilder von Menschen und Orten in visuellen Massenmedien. Zum Beispiel Niederlandedarstellungen (1870-1914)
  2010 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S. & Loewy, Ronny (2010). Commented Filmography. In J.-M. Frodon (Eds.), Cinema and the Shoah. An Art Confronts the Tragedy of the Twentieth Century (pp. 247-353) (415 p.). Albany, NY: Suny Press, Originally published in French (2007), translated by Anna Harrison and Tom Mes.
Dellmann, S. (2010). Was sagen Rezipient/-innen zu Pornografie?. Querelles-Net : Rezensionszeitschrift für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung, 11 (1).
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S. (2009). Spot the Monster! Oder: Über die Unmöglichkeit von Normalität. Von Monstern und Menschen: Begegnungen der anderen Art in kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive (pp. 137-152) (260 p.). Bielefeld: transcript.
  2009 - Popularising publications
Dellmann, S. (2009). Was ist heute noch sicher? Frauen im Sicherheitsdiskurs. In Leipziger Kamera - Initiative gegen Überwachung (Eds.), Kontrollverluste. Interventionen gegen Überwachung (pp. 174-179) (256 p.). Münster: Unrast Verlag.
  2008 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S. (2008). You’re better off without your parents – Where East is East seen through a daughter’s eyes. In Bernd Herzogenrath (Eds.), The Cinema of Tod Browning (pp. 139-150) (249 p.). Jefferson: McFarland.
  2007 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S. & Loewy, Ronny (2007). Commented Filmography. In Jean-Michel Frodon (Eds.), Le cinéma et la Shoah - Un art à l‘épreuve de la tragédie du 20e siècle (pp. 283-388) (105 p.). Paris: Cahiers du Cinéma.
  2007 - Professional publications
Dellmann, S., Naumann, M. & Plappert, St. (2007). Ich erinnere mich an...etwas, das ich nicht mehr kennen kann. Zeugnisse bewahren. Das Interviewprojekt für das Wollheim-Memorial. Newsletter zur Geschichte und Wirkung des Holocaust, 16 (31), (pp. 28-29) (2 p.).
  2006 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S. (03.11.2006) Invited speaker A Million different loves Leipzig (02.11.2006 - 04.11.2017) Queere Blicke auf Tod Brownings FREAKS
  2002 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S. (2002). Verkörperte Identitäten. Foucault im feministischen Poststrukturalismus. In M. Chlada & G. Dembowski (Eds.), Das Foucaultsche Labyrinth. Eine Einführung (pp. 74-83) (10 p.). Aschaffenburg: Alibri-Verlag.
  2001 - Scholarly publications
Dellmann, S., Loick, D., Deck, J. & Müller, J. (2001). Ich schau dir in die augen, gesellschaftlicher verblendungszusammenhang! Texte zu Subjektkonstitution und Ideologieproduktion. (188 p.). Mainz: Ventil-Verlag.
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Project:
A Million Pictures: Magic Lantern Slide Heritage as Artefacts in the Common European History of Learning
01.06.2015 to 31.05.2018
General project description 

The magic lantern was the most important visual entertainment and means of instruction across nineteenth-century Europe. However, despite its pervasiveness across multiple scientific, educational and popular contexts, magic lantern slides remain under-researched. Although many libraries and museums across Europe hold tens of thousands of lantern slides in their collections, a lack of standards for documentation and preservation limits the impact of existing initiatives, hinders the recognition of the object’s heritage value and potential exploitation.
A Million Pictures addresses the sustainable preservation of this massive, untapped heritage resource. A Million Pictures promotes sustainable use and management of lantern slides by:



  • Creating Knowledge about lantern slides through researching the contexts in which they were used.

  • Exploring the needs of stakeholders for access and re-use.

  • Providing innovative examples for creative re-use.

  • Examining ways for people to enhance their knowledge about lantern slides and so connect to their shared European history of learning.

  • Develop and implement standard working procedures on a European level for documentation, preservation and digitization.


This projects caters to the Strategic Research Agenda themes 'Creating Knowledge' and 'Connecting people with heritage.' The interdisciplinary, transnational research team will therefore generate and disseminate knowledge concerning lantern slides as a pan-European aspect of cultural heritage. Across four case studies, the project investigates the use of lantern slides in disseminating knowledge about European countries; in the practices of learned societies and educational institutions; in popular venues (theatres, opera houses, museums and observatories); and will also investigate methods for classifying the repertoire of these shows.
Expected outcomes:



  • Production of standardized vocabulary and working procedures across national and disciplinary research traditions.

  • Generation of sustainable documentation and access to digital copies of lantern slides and research results via virtual documentation centre.

  • Creation of protection-through-use projects (Apps, Animations, Reenactments) to transfer outcomes to individuals and organizations outside the immediate research community (creative industry, journalism, art)

Role Researcher & Contact
Individual project description

Work Package 1: Learning About the European Neighbours
This research project will analyse lantern slide sets about European countries in the collection of Associated Partners, especially at EYE Film Institute Netherlands, and various private collections.
These slide sets, produced in various countries, will provide the starting point to investigate visual knowledge that circulated across Europe about other countries and people, including the question of national stereotyping.

Funding
NWO grant: JPI Cultural Heritage – Heritage Plus, funded by NWO, Belspo, AHRC and MINECO and Co-Funded by the European Commission
Project members UU

Completed projects

Project:
Conference: A Million Pictures: History, Archiving, and Creative Re-use of Educational Magic Lantern Slides 29.08.2017 to 01.09.2017
General project description

Organisation of the international Conference A Million Pictures: History, Archiving, and Creative Re-use of Educational Magic Lantern Slides. The conference was attended by over 100 people wtih contributions from the domains of research, museums, archives, private collecters and performing artists. For more information, visit http://a-million-pictures.wp.hum.uu.nl/conference/

 
Role Researcher Funding
Other grant (government funding): NWO and KNAW-Confrence funds
Project members UU
Project:
The Nation and Its Other: The Emergence of Modern Popular Imagery and Representations 01.04.2010 to 31.08.2014
General project description

This project will analyse the emerging mass-medial production and dissemination of popular imagery and representations in the late 19th and early 20th century, looking specifically at cinematographic images of the Nation and its Other. Two case studies will investigate, on the one hand, trans-nationally circulating popular images of the Netherlands of Dutch and foreign origins, and on the other hand representations of the Asian Other circulating in the Netherlands, in particular in the light of the Boxer Rebellion and the Russo-Japanese War, and with regard to the countries’ colonies in Asia. The goal of the project is to contribute to our understanding of the emergence of a modern globalized mediasphere, and the cultural dynamics modern visual media have engendered, by looking at the formative phase of modern popular mass-media imagery.

 
Role Researcher Funding
NWO grant: NWO – Culturele Dynamiek
Project members UU
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2012-2013 Block 3-4
"RMA Thesis Lab" - Tutorial for students of the RMA Program in their writing phase (taught in English)

2012-2013 Block 1
Tutorial to the course “Introduction to Media- and Performance Studies: History of Media landscape” BA CiW
(Course code CI1V11003, taught in Dutch)

2011-2012 Block 3-4
"RMA Thesis Lab" - Tutorial for students of the RMA Program "Media & Performance" in their writing phase (taught in English)

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Additional functions and activities

Submission editor of the journal Early Popular Visual Culture (since January 2016)

Part of the Faculty's commission on Work pressure (October 2016 - May 2017)

One of four directors of the not for profit company "Lucerna - Magic Lantern Web Resource Community Interest Company" that runs the Lucerna Magic Lantern Webresource. Lucerna is an online resource on the magic lantern, slides and lantern culture that is accessible free of charge. See http://www.slides.uni-trier.de

Member of DOMITOR - international society for the study of early cinema http://domitor.org

Member of IAWIS/AIERTI - International Association of Word and Image Studies / Association Internationale pour l’Etude des Rapports entre Texte et Image www.iawis.org

Representative in the PhD Student Council of the Research School for Media Studies (December 2012 - April 2014). http://rmes.nl/about

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dr. S. Dellmann Contact details
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Muntstraat 2-2A
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Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 6366
Muntstraat 2-2a

Muntstraat 2-2A
Room 2.13
3512 EV  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 (0)302539758
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