Dr. Philipp Stiasny
Dr. Stiasny studied German Literature, Modern History, and History of Art at the Albert Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, the University of Edinburgh, and 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. Before that, Dr. Stiasny had worked 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 Freie Universität Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin, and the German Historical Museum since 2006. From 2014 to 2020 he worked at Potsdam Film Museum and taught at Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. In Spring 2016 he was Visiting Professor at the University of California at Davis. He is the author of Das Kino und der Krieg. Deutschland 1914-1929 (Munich: edition text + kritik, 2009), and of numerous articles that have appeared in edited collections and journals. His latest publication is an edited volume on the international activities of Germany’s largest film company, Ufa: Ufa international. Ein deutscher Filmkonzern mit globalen Ambitionen (co-edited with Jürgen Kasten and Frederik Lang; Munich: edition text + kritik, 2021).