CINECOS / Cinema Belgica
Cinema Ecosysteem (CINECOS) is an interuniversity infrastructure project, supported by the national research fund of Flanders, Belgium (FWO-Vlaanderen, Hercules Fund), aiming at building a digital open source platform on the history of cinema cultures in Belgium. The ambition of CINECOS springs from the field of New Cinema History, which studies cinema cultures as a social phenomenon. CINECOS results into an online platform, Cinema Belgica, which had a first soft launch in October 2020 during the International Film Festival Gent, Belgium, and will be officially released in 2021. Cinema Belgica will allow users to explore this history through six main entry points: films, cinemas, people, programmes, companies, and censorship. The data itself derive from fourteen existing datasets covering key aspects of film production, distribution, exhibition, programming, censorship, and reception. In 2018, an interuniversity infrastructure project was set up between the University of Ghent, Antwerp University, and the University of Amsterdam to integrate these different datasets into a single database.
Project title: Cinema Ecosysteem (CINECOS): An open access data platform for cinema history in Flanders and Belgium, project funded by the Hercules fund of the FWO/Flemish Scientific Research Fund (2018-24).
TEAM / CONTACT
- Daniel Biltereyst website
- Philippe Meers website
- Julia Noordegraaf website
- Christophe Verbruggen website
- Dries Moreels website
- Vincent Ducatteeuw website
- Pieterjan De Potter website
LINKS TO PROJECT
- Van Oort, T., Jernudd, Å., Lotze, K., Pafort-Overduin, C., Biltereyst, D., Boter, J., … Van de Vijver, L. (2020) Mapping film programming across Post-War Europe (1952). RESEARCH DATA JOURNAL FOR THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 5(2), 109–125.
- Porubčanská, T., Meers, P., & Biltereyst, D. (2020) Moving Pictures in Motion: Methods of Geographical Analysis and Visualisation in Comparative Research on Local Film Exhibition Using a Case Study of Brno and Ghent in 1952. TMG Journal of Media History, 23(1), 1–23.
- Biltereyst, D., & Meers, P. (2020) Comparative, Entangled, Parallel and “Other” Cinema Histories. Another Reflection on the Comparative Mode Within New Cinema History. TMG Journal for Media History, 23(1), 1–9
- Ducatteeuw, V., Biltereyst, D., Meers, P., Verbruggen, C., Moreels, D., Moreels, D., … Deroo, F. (2023). Critical Reflections on Cinema Belgica: The Database for New Cinema History in Belgium. Journal of Open Humanities Data, 9, 1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/johd.91
Biltereyst, D. (2021), ‘How Hollywood Conquered Belgium after the First World War, Cinema Belgica., story at the Cinema Belgica platform, https://www.cinemabelgica.be/s/cinemabelgica/page/how-hollywood-conquered-belgium-after-the-first-world-war
Sedgwick, J. (2021), ‘Filmgoing and film popularity in Antwerp and Ghent, 1952’, Cinema Belgica, story at the Cinema Belgica platform, https://www.cinemabelgica.be/s/cinemabelgica/page/filmgoing-and-film-popularity-in-Antwerp-and-Ghent-1952
Soberon, L. (2021), ‘Camera, lights, action’, Cinema Belgica, story at the Cinema Belgica platform, https://www.cinemabelgica.be/s/cinemabelgica/page/camera-lights-actions-bringing-the-american-action-film
Sproten, V. (2021), ‘The Curious Case of Cinema in Ostbelgien’, Cinema Belgica, story at the Cinema Belgica platform, https://www.cinemabelgica.be/s/cinemabelgica/page/the-curious-case-of-cinema-in-ostbelgien
Van Oort, T. & Noordegraaf, J. (2021), ‘Dissimilar neighbors: Comparing cinemagoing in Belgium and the Netherlands’, Cinema Belgica, story at the Cinema Belgica platform, https://www.cinemabelgica.be/s/cinemabelgica/page/dissimilar-neighbours-comparing-cinemagoing-in-belgium-and-the-netherlands
Willems, G. (2021), ‘The alternative film culture of Fugitive Cinema’, Cinema Belgica, story at the Cinema Belgica platform, https://www.cinemabelgica.be/s/cinemabelgica/page/the-alternative-film-culture-of-fugitive-cinema
Meers, Ph. & Biltereyst, D. (2022) Cinema culture in context: Experiences and reflections on Cinema Belgica, an open access data platform for Belgian cinema historiography, plenary keynote paper for the conference From Cinema Culture to Cinema Memory, 7/4/2022, Lancaster University, UK.
Biltereyst, D. (2022) Een paradijs voor cinefielen: het rijke cinemaverleden in België, Koorts, Leuven: KADOC-KULeuven, pp. 4-11.
Noordegraaf, J., van Oort, T., Lotze, K., Biltereyst, D., Meers, Ph. & Kisjes, I. (2023 in press) Discovering cinema typologies in urban cinema cultures: Comparing programming strategies in Antwerp and Amsterdam, 1952-1972, in D. Treveri Gennari, P. Ercole & L. Van de Vijver (eds.) Palgrave Handbook of Comparative New Cinema Histories. London: Palgrave/Macmillan.