Cinema and technology


Amsterdam University Press

Cinema and Technology is an English-language book series edited by André Gaudreault and Santiago Hidalgo and published by Amsterdam University Press since 2012. This series focuses on the emerging field of the history of film technology and its impact on the way the world is experienced, rationalized and apprehended. The materiality and nature of film devices, their function and use in diverse industrial, educational and social contexts, and the integration of film technologies as an enduring element of consciousness form the basis of the scholarship presented in these books.


Nouvelles vues is an open access, bilingual scholarly journal devoted to the practices, theories and history of film in Quebec. Founded at Concordia University by Bruno Cornellier in 2003, Nouvelles vues became a peer-reviewed journal under the editorship of Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan (Université Laval). The journal is now published in partnership with the Observatoire du cinéma au Québec, the Laboratoire CinéMédias and the Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques de l’Université de Montréal.



Journal of Film Studies

Cinémas is a specialized journal devoted primarily to film studies and to theoretical or analytical work likely to stimulate reflection resulting from the meeting of different approaches. Paying particular attention to research on current changes in creative practices and theoretical discourse, Cinémas is attentive to the new currents of thought emerging in the field of film studies and advocates a decompartmentalizing of disciplines; hence its openness to interdisciplinary thinking, new topics and new methods.

Institutional publications

TECHNÈS Encyclopedia

The work undertaken under the aegis of this research partnership will lead to the creation of a bilingual (English and French) Encyclopaedia of Film Techniques and Technology. Original in its form, this Encyclopaedia will propose thematic parcours around cinematic apparatuses, professions, devices and discourses on technology and techniques, bringing into play a wide variety of media (newspaper articles, drawings and technical documentation, images of devices).