mw. dr. E.L. (Eef) Masson


  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
    Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur
  • Bezoekadres
    BG 1
    Turfdraagsterpad 9  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: 1.15A
  • Postadres:
    Turfdraagsterpad  9
    1012 XT  Amsterdam
  • E.L.Masson@uva.nl
    T: 0205256581

Eef Masson is an assistant professor at UvA’s Media Studies department. She studied Germanic languages and literature in Gent (BE) and film studies and film archiving in Norwich (UK). Early on in her career, she worked in the Collections Department of the Nederlands Filmmuseum (now EYE Film Institute Netherlands); first as a film restorer, and later as a project leader. In 2010, she obtained her PhD from Utrecht University, with a thesis on classroom films in the post-Second-World-War period (published in 2012 as Watch and Learn: Rhetorical Devices in Classroom Films after 1940). She teaches among others in UvA’s MAs in Film Studies and Heritage Studies: Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image, and also acts as coordinator for the latter programme. With Giovanna Fossati, she coordinates the research group Moving Images: Preservation, Curation, Exhibition (ASCA).

Her teaching and research interests include: film and media histories (specifically non-theatrical ones) and historiographies; media archives and preservation; media literacies; museums and media; digital tools for media history research and archival presentation.

Monographs/edited volumes

2014: with Martina Roepke (eds.), The Making of Media (special issue of Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 17/1).

2012: Watch and Learn: Rhetorical Devices in Classroom Films after 1940 (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press).

Articles/book chapters (selection)

Forthcoming [2017]: “Appraisal and Selection in Moving Image Archives: Legacy and Transformations,” in Selectie II: Waardering en selectie in het digitale tijdperk (Jaarboek Stichting Archiefpublicaties 17) (The Hague: Stichting Archiefpublicaties).

2017: “Humanistic Data Research: An Encounter between Academic Traditions,” in: Mirko Tobias Schaefer and Karin van Es (eds.), The Datafied Society: Studying Culture through Data (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press), pp. 25-37.

2017: “Media in Contemporary Heritage Presentation: The Case of the Amsterdam Museum,” in: Zvjezdana Antos, Annette B. Fromm and Viv Golding (eds.), Museums and Innovations (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing), pp. 163-174.

2016: with Christian Olesen, Jasmijn van Gorp, Giovanna Fossati and Julia Noordegraaf, “Data-Driven Research for Film History: Exploring the Jean Desmet Collection,” The Moving Image, 16/1 [Special issue: Early Cinema and the Archives], pp. 82-105.

2016: “A Legal Alien: The 16mm Projector in the Classroom,” in: Annie van den Oever and Giovanna Fossati (eds.), Exposing the Film Apparatus: The Film Archive as a Research Laboratory (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press), pp. 200-208.

2014: “ De onderwijsfilm als didactisch middel en creatief product: Het maakproces in films van de N.O.F.,” Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 17/1, pp. 27-38.

2014: “ The Making of Media (I),” Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 17/1, pp. 3-5.

2013: “Teaching (with) Film: Shifts in 1950s Discourse on the Role of Film in Compulsory Education,” in: Anna Bertolli, Andrea Mariana and Martina Panelli (eds.), Il cinema si impara? Sapere, formazione, professioni/Can We Learn Cinema? Knowledge, Training, the Profession (Udine: Forum), pp. 241-249.

2011: “ De pil vergulden – of toch niet? Retorische strategieën in naoorlogse onderwijsfilms (1941-1963),” Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 14/1, pp. 74-92.

2009: “De grote karekiet: Nestbouw en broedverzorging,” Lessen: Periodiek van het Nationaal Onderwijsmuseum en de Vereniging van Vrienden, 4/2, pp. 27-29.

2009: with Frank Kessler, “Layers of Cheese: Generic Overlap in Early Non-fiction Films on Production Processes,” in: Vinzenz Hediger and Patrick Vonderau (eds.), Films that Work: Industrial Film and the Productivity of Media (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press), pp. 75-84.

2007: “Celluloid Teaching Tools: Classroom Films in the Netherlands (1941-1953),” Film History, 19/4, pp. 392-400.

2007: with Frank Kessler, “Schichtkäse: Zur Problematik des Industriefilms als Genre,” in: Vinzenz Hediger and Patrick Vonderau (eds.), Filmische Mittel, industrielle Zwecke: Das Werk des Industriefilms (Berlin: Vorwerk 8), 73-82.

2006: “Didaktik vs. Pädagogik: Ein kontextueller Ansatz für die Untersuchung von Unterrichtsfilmen,” Montage/AV 15, no. 1: 10-25.

Invited lectures and conference papers (selection)

2016: “Screens in Contemporary Heritage Presentation: Museum Media and the Visitor Address,” paper presented at Screen Studies Conference, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (GB), 25 June.  

2016: “Data-Driven Film History: Experiences from the Mapping Desmet project,” invited contribution to Early Cinema Colloquium, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht (NL), 30 April.

2015: “Utility Films in the Contemporary Heritage Museum,” paper presented at Annual Conference of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, University of Łódź (PL), 19 June.

2015: co-authored with Christian Olesen, Jasmijn van Gorp, Giovanna Fossati and Julia Noordegraaf, “Reconstructing Chromatic Experience in Early Dutch Film Distribution: The Case of EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection,” paper presented at What is Cinema History? A HOMER Network Conference, University of Glasgow (GB), 23 June.

2015: co-authored with Christian Olesen and Jasmijn Van Gorp, “Reconstructing Chromatic Experience in Early Dutch Film Distribution through EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection,” paper presented at The Colour Fantastic: Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema conference, EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam, 30 March. 

2014: “Media in Contemporary Heritage Presentation: The Case of the Amsterdam Museum,” paper presented at Annual Conference of the International Committee for Museums of Ethnography (International Council of Museums), Mimara Museum, Zagreb (HR), 16 October.

2014: “16mm Films for the Classroom: History and Didactic Approach,” invited keynote lecture, held at Joint Special Interest Group Meeting on “Instructional Design” (SIG 6) and “Learning and Instruction with Computers” (SIG 7), European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 28 August.

2013: “The Film Projector in the Classroom: Reception, Use and the Pedagogical Dispositif,” paper presented at symposium “The Film Archive as Research Laboratory,” University of Groningen, 15 January.

2012: “The Rhetoric of ‘Other’ Cinemas: Towards an Analytical Approach,” paper presented at Screen Studies Conference, University of Glasgow (GB), 30 June.

2012: “The Non-Theatrical in Film Heritage and Scholarship,” invited lecture, held at 10th MAGIS International Film Studies Spring School, Gorizia (IT), 23 March.

2012: “Teaching (with) Film: Shifts in 1950s Discourse on the Role of Film in Compulsory Education,” paper presented at 19th International Film Studies Conference, University of Udine (IT), 21 March.

2011: “Whose Master’s Voice? Sound and Speech in Classroom Teaching Films of the 1950s,” paper presented at Annual Conference of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, University of London (GB), 26 June.

2010: “Classroom Teaching Films and the Pedagogical Dispositif,” invited lecture, held at Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media, Utrecht University, 9 July.

2010: “Film and the New Education: The Tension between Tradition and Reform in Dutch Writings on the Classroom Use of Moving Images,” paper presented at Annual Conference of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, Kadir Has University, Istanbul (TR), 25 June.

2009: “Films in the Classroom,” invited lecture, held at workshop “The Images that Changed our Lives: Advertising Films,” Nederlands Filmmuseum, Amsterdam (NL), 21 November.

2008: “De pil vergulden – of toch niet? Retorische strategieën in naoorlogse onderwijsfilms,” invited lecture, held at seminar “Een eeuw onderwijsfilm,” Nationaal Onderwijsmuseum, Rotterdam (NL), 11 December.

2007: “His Master’s Voice: Oral Practices in Classroom Teaching Films from the Sound Era,” paper presented at colloquium “Pratiques Orales du Cinéma,” University of Montreal (CA), 24 October.

2006: “Onderwijsfilm in Nederland (1941-1963): De NOF-collectie van Beeld en Geluid als bron voor onderzoek en educatie,” invited lecture, held at Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum, 9 October.

2006: “How Teaching Films Teach: Strategies of Motivation in Dutch Classroom Films of the 1940s and 50s,” paper presented at 5th Orphan Film Symposium, University of South Carolina, Columbia (US), 25 March.

2016

  • Masson, E. L. (2016). A Legal Alien: The 16mm Projector in the Classroom. In A. van den Oever, & G. Fossati (Eds.), Exposing the Film Apparatus: The Film Archive as a Research Laboratory. (pp. 200-208). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • Olesen, C. G., Masson, E. L., van Gorp, J., Noordegraaf, J. J., & Fossati, G. (2016). Data-Driven Research for Film History: Exploring the Jean Desmet Collection. The moving image, 16(1), 82-105.

2014

2013

  • Masson, E. (2013). Teaching (with) Film: Shifts in 1950s Discourse on the Role of Film in Compulsory Education. In A. Bertolli, A. Mariana, & M. Panelli (Eds.), Il cinema si impara? Sapere, formazione, professioni: Film Forum 2012: XIX Convegno internazionale di studi sul cinema = Can We Learn Cinema? Knowledge, Training, the Profession: XIX International Film Studies Conference, University of Udine. (pp. 241-249). Udine: Forum. [details] 

2012

  • Masson, E. (2012). Watch and learn: rhetorical devices in classroom teaching films after 1940. (Framing film). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details] 

2017

  • Masson, E. (2017). Media in Contemporary Heritage Presentation: The Case of the Amsterdam Museum. In Z. Antos, A. B. Fromm, & V. Golding (Eds.), Museums and Innovations (pp. 163-175). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [details] 

2016

  • Masson, E. L. (2016). Review of Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, 42(1), 106-111.

2014

2016

  • Olesen, C. G., van Gorp, J., Masson, E. L., Noordegraaf, J. J., & Fossati, G. (2016). A New Cinema History Research Tool: The Case of Mapping Desmet. Paper presented at Creativity & the City, 1600-2000, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Masson, E. L. (2016). Screens in Contemporary Heritage Presentation: Museum Media and the Visitor Address. Paper presented at Screen Studies Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

2015

  • Masson, E. L. (2015). Reconstructing Chromatic Experience in Early Dutch Film Distribution: The Case of EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection. Paper presented at What is Cinema History? A HOMER Network Conference, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, .
  • Masson, E. L. (2015). Utility Films in the Contemporary Heritage Museum. Paper presented at NECS 2015 Conference, Lodz, Poland, .
  • Masson, E. L., & Olesen, C. G. (2015). Reconstructing Chromatic Experience in Early Dutch Film Distribution through EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection. Paper presented at The Colour Fantastic: Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema conference, EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam, .

2014

  • Masson, E. L. (2014). 16mm Films for the Classroom: History and Didactic Approach. Paper presented at Joint Special Interest Group Meeting on “Instructional Design” (SIG 6) and “Learning and instruction with Computers” (SIG 7), European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, .
  • Masson, E. L. (2014). Media in Contemporary Heritage Presentation: The Case of the Amsterdam Museum. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the International Committee for Museums of Ethnography (International Council of Museums), Mimara Museum, Zagreb, .

2013

  • Masson, E. L. (2013). The Film Projector in the Classroom: Reception, Use and the Pedagogical Dispositif. Paper presented at Symposium The Film Archive as Research Laboratory, Universiteit Groningen, .

2012

  • Masson, E. L. (2012). Teaching (with) Film: Shifts in 1950s Discourse on the Role of Film in Compulsory Education. Paper presented at International Film Studies Conference, Udine, Italy.
  • Masson, E. L. (2012). The Non-Theatrical in Film Heritage and Scholarship. Paper presented at MAGIS International Film Studies Spring School, Gorizia, Italy.
  • Masson, E. L. (2012). The Rhetoric of ‘Other’ Cinemas: Towards an Analytical Approach. Paper presented at Screen Studies Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Tijdschriftredactie

  • Masson, Eef (reviewer) (2013-): Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis (Journal).

Spreker

  • Masson, Eef (speaker) (27-6-2016): Digital Humanities panel, European European Network for Cinema and Media Studies , Potsdam, Germany.
  • Masson, Eef (speaker) (30-4-2016): Data-Driven Film History: Experiences from the Mapping Desmet project, Early Cinema Colloquium, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Andere

  • Masson, Eef (examiner) (18-4-2016): "From cinema education to the omnipresence of digital screens: Challenging the assumptions in view of educational experiences" (examination).
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