Dr. Stiasny studied German Literature, Modern History, and History of Art at the Albert Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, the University of Edinburgh, and the Humboldt-Universität Berlin. His doctoral dissertation, completed in 2006, focused on German popular cinema and the First World War, in view of his specialization in Film History. Dr. Stiasny works as a freelance film historian, curator of film series, and lecturer. Since 2005, he has served as co-editor of Filmblatt, a journal devoted to research on German film history. He has taught courses on film at the Freie Universität Berlin, the Universität der Künste Berlin, and the German Historical Museum since 2006. In June 2009 Dr. Stiasny served as one of the organizers of an international conference on Weimar Cinema held at the German Historical Museum Berlin. His articles have appeared in a number of edited collections and journals. His book “Das Kino und der Krieg. Deutschland 1914-1929” (Munich: edition text + kritik) is scheduled for publication in fall 2009.