Published February 2, 2023 | Version v1
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Representing the Unknown. A Critical Approach to Digital Data Visualizations in the Context of Feminist Film Historiography

  • 1. Philipps-Universität Marburg


This article makes the case that in order to foster new perspectives and advance our understanding of women’s influence in film culture, we need to further explore new forms of presenting historiographical research by taking advantage of digital tools and methods. In this context, it is suggested that data visualizations can offer a productive approach for telling women’s achievements in early film industries while taking into account ambiguities, contingencies, and blind spots inherent to history.

This is the author’s manuscript of a forthcoming book chapter for Histories of Film History (Amsterdam University Press), edited by Malte Hagener and Yvonne Zimmermann [forthcoming estimated 2023].



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