Sophia Gräfe

CV

  • Since February 2019 Associate Doctoral Candidate of the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg „Configurations of Film", Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
  • Since December 2018 Research Assistant in the Research Area „Knowledge of Life“, Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (ZfL) in Berlin
  • Since May 2018 Research Assistant at the DFG-Heisenberg project „Transdisciplinary Networks of Media Knowledge", Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • Since March 2018 Guest Scientist at the Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science in Berlin
  • December 2015 – November 2018 Research Assistant at the Chair of Cultural History and Theory and Theory of Aesthetics, Prof. Dr. Iris Därmann, Department of Cultural History and Theory, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2014 Student Assistant, Head office of the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2012–2015 Studies in Cultural Theory and History (M.A.) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, subject of M.A. thesis: „Speculative Images - Secret Service Films of the Ministry of State Security“
  • 2011 Student Assistant, Chair of Media History of Science, Prof. Dr. Markus Krajewski, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • 2008 Student Assistant, Chair of History and Theory of Cultural Techniques, Prof. Dr. Cornelia Vismann at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • 2006-2011 Studies in Media Culture (B.A.) at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar  
    subject of B.A: thesis: „Image matrix Encyclopaedia Cinematographica – A scientific film lexicon of movement in the discourse of art“

Memberships

Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GfM)
Society of Film and Media Studies (SCMS)

Publications

  • "Filmpräparate auf dem Messtisch – Der Meßkineautograph von Joachim Rieck" in: Scientific Fiction. Inszenierungen der Wissenschaft zwischen Film, Fakt und Fiktion. (Bildwelten des Wissens, Vol. 14). Edited by Claudia Blümle, Horst Bredekamp, Matthias Bruhn, responsible for this volume: Luisa Feiersinger, Berlin: Akademie Verlag 2018, pp. 41-43.
  • "Aesthetics of Protocol", in: Markus Weisbeck, Anna Sinofzik and Adrian Palko (ed.): Space for Visual Research Vol. 2. Leipzig: Spector Books 2017, p. 152-154. (in English)
    German translation: "Ästhetiken des Protokolls", in: Janek Müller, Niklas Hoffmann-Walbeck (ed.): Ein Archiv von Hitze und Kälte. Kunstfest Weimar 2018, pp. 109-114.
  • "Die Figur des Beobachters im Ministerium für Staatssicherheit", in: Medien der Bürokratie (Archiv für Mediengeschichte, Vol. 16). Edited by Friedrich Balke, Joseph Vogl and Bernhard Siegert, Munich: Fink 2016, pp. 77-86

Lectures

Organization of events and workshops

  • Workshop "Behavioural Knowledge", 07-08 June 2018, ZfL Berlin, together with Georg Toepfer (ZfL Berlin)
  • Film screening and discussion "Mock-ups in Close-up: Architectural Models in Film 1919-2014", 13 June 2016, Tieranatomisches Theater Berlin, together with the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Lectures

  • Lecture »Material werden – Filmische Ökologien des Verhaltens« im Panel »Natur und Film – Ecocinema und Ecoaesthetics« der Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft »Medien – Materialitäten«, 25. – 28. September 2019, Köln
  • Lecture "Behavior (Un-)Archived: Research Films in East German Bioacoustics" at the panel "Science on the Film Strip", History of Science Society (HSS) Annual Meeting, 27 July 2019, Utrecht (in English)
  • Lecture "Verhalten oder Zeichen? Zum Verständnis von Gesten in der Biologie", ZfL-lecture at the Museum of Communication, accompanying programme of the special exhibition "Gestures - yesterday, today, the day after tomorrow", 18 June 2019
  • Lecture "Ecologies of Behavior - Media and Politics in Early Bio-Acoustics" at the conference "Echoing Ecologies - Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Canadian Studies" of the Marburg Centre for Canadian Studies, 22-24 May 2019 (in English)
  • Lecture "Listening to Foxes on Film: Sonic Images in East German Bioacoustics" at the Panel "Acoustic Space and Cinematic Ecologies, 1950-1980" of the SCMS 2019 Seattle Conference, 13-17 March 2019 (in English)
  • Lecture "Verhalten filmen – Günter Tembrock und die Bewegungsdauerpräparate der Ethologie" at the Research Colloquium "History of Science", Prof. Dr. Anna Echterhölter, University of Vienna, 28 November 2018, Vienna
  • Lecture "Günter Tembrocks Verhaltenswissen" during the interdisciplinary workshop "Verhaltenswissen", 8 June 2018, ZfL Berlin
  • Lecture "Knowing Men: Behavioural Knowledge and Medial Forms of Mimesis in the Former Ministry for State Security (Stasi)" at the conference "Mind Reading as Cultural Practice" of the DFG-project "Gedankenlesen als Kulturtechnik: Eine Genealogie des Imaginären digitaler Medien", 23 March 2018, Berlin (in English)
  • Lecture "Verhaltenswissen – Anthropologische Bedingungen in der Ethologie" during the joint workshop "Psyche zwischen Natur und Gesellschaft – Theorie und Praxis der Psychotherapie im Verhältnis zur Kritischen Theorie und Philosophischen Anthropologie" of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of Potsdam, 13 October 2017, Berlin
  • Lecture "Bildspekulation. Zur medialen Mimikry des feindlichen Blicks in den Ermittlungsfilmen der Stasi" in the Research Colloquium "Das Technische Bild" of the Institute for Art and Visual History and the Hermann von Helmholtz Center for Cultural Techniques, 22 May 2017, Berlin
  • Lecture "Protokollierte Wahrnehmung – Die Beobachtungsberichte des Ministeriums für Staatssicherheit" in the framework of the workshop: "Zu Protokoll. Theoriegeschichte und Ideenpolitik einer übersehenen Gattung", 27-28 April 2017, ZfL Berlin
  • Lecture "Narrational Metrics in Ethology Between Structure and Gestalt" at the conference "Representing scientific results: Forms of knowledge", 18-19 November 2016, University of Kassel, Germany (in English)
  • Lecture "Das stimmt sicher. Unauffindbare Quellen – Zur literarischen Bearbeitung von Geheimdienstakten bei Max Frisch und Jürgen Fuchs" as part of the conference "Quellen und Rohstoffe des Erzählers", joint workshop of the thematic network "Literature - Knowledge - Media" with the PhD-Net "The knowledge of literature“, 18 to 20 July 2016, Berlin
  • Lecture "Materielle Modelle" as introduction to "Mock-ups in Close-up: Architectural Models in Film 1919-2014", in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, 13 July 2016, Tieranatomisches Theater of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Lecture "Dauerpräparate der Ethologie zwischen Gestaltwahrnehmung und Kalkulation" in the context of the workshop "Tier Wissen Ausstellen - Strategien der Zusammenführung wissenschaftlicher und kuratorischer Praxis", 14–20 September 2015, Gut Siggen
  • Lecture "Material Models" as part of the "Ape Culture"-Workshop for curators of the SYNAPSE-Network of the House of World Cultures (HKW) Berlin in cooperation with the Ernst Schering Foundation, 30 June – 4 July 2015, Berlin (in English)
  • Lecture "Taming the Wild/Eye/Picture – Die Bilddressur der Encyclopaedia Cinematographica (EC)" as part of the Student Lecture Series 2013 at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Presentation "Dokumentieren, nicht interpretieren; Registrieren, nicht gestalten!" - Die wissenschaftliche Arbeit am Bewegungspräparat Film der Encyclopaedia Cinematographica (IWF Göttingen, 1952–1993)“ in the context of the eikones Summer School 2012 in Basel
  • Lecture "Encyclopaedia Cinematographica – Eine filmische Kartierung der Welt" at the conference "MedienSein" at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar 2012

Moderation 

  • Session "Section 4: Collaboration Today" of the conference "Creating Shared Experience - Sensory Ethnography and collaborative Filmmaking", 16 February 2019, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (in English) 
  • Round Table "Other Fields", 24 July 2017, NYU Berlin (in English)
  • Panel "Animation - designing movement", 20 October 2016, accompanying program of the exhibition "+ultra. gestaltung schafft wissen", Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin

Courses

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Theory and History
 
- Seminar "Material Models", summer term 2016
- Seminar "The Suspicious Gaze", winter term 2016/2017
- Seminar "Disgust - An Aesthetic Feeling", summer term 2017
- Seminar "Behavioural Knowledge", winter term 2017/2018
- Seminar "The Other Text - Writing Workshop on Film Criticism", summer term 2018