We look forward to welcome you to our digital salon! In the Salon, researchers, artists and practitioners present their current projects and put them up for discussion. Please register at „anmelden (at) imhar (Punkt) net“ if you would like to participate in an event or series or present your research! Our upcoming events:


April 21, 2023

16:30-18:30 CEST, online


Double feature in English with Dr Mireille Berton, Lausanne/Schweiz, and Tobias Dietrich, Bremen/Deutschland

Gedächtnisverlust durch Gasvergiftung. Ein Mensch ohne Zeitgedächtnis (Gustav E. Störring, 1935)

Mireille Berton: „Psychiatric film as a historical source. The case of the Waldau collection (1920-1970)“

The SNSF project “Cinéma et (neuro)psychiatrie en Suisse: autour des collections Waldau” (2021-20125) intends to study the uses of the film medium by psychiatrists and neurologists in their practices as researchers and teachers in Switzerland between 1920 and 1970. It focuses particularly on the archive of the German psychiatrist Ernst Grünthal, who was responsible for about a hundred short films made in the Laboratory of Cerebral Anatomy (Hirnanatomisches Institut) affiliated to the Waldau psychiatric hospital in the canton of Bern. Project Homepage

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Tobias Dietrich: “Kopf/Kino”

The volume Kopf/Kino: Psychische Erkrankung und Film (Mind/Screens: Mental Illness and Cinema) presents current positions on the subject area of mental illness and film aesthetics using the example of documentary, fictional, essayistic and autobiographic examples of film history, such as TARNATION, DIALOGUES WITH MADWOMEN, LITTLE JOE, FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED, PSYCHOSIS IN STOCKHOLM amonst others. The contributions discuss the films as discourse, mise-en-scène and practice and socio-aesthetic interventions of mental illness. The volume is a selection of papers read at the 25th International Bremen Film Conference in May 2021.


Kopf/Kino, Janna Schmidt (Foto)