Created especially for Professor Christie, the Visiting Professorship in the History of Film and Media was created in 2017 and will present a series considering the extent to which we are living through a media revolution.

Current Professor

Professor Ian Christie FBA

Professor Christie is Visiting Professor in the History of Film and Media at Gresham College. He is a renowned British film scholar and currently Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck, University of London and a Fellow of the British Academy. 

He has researched and published on many aspects of film history, including Eisenstein and Russian cinema, Powell and Pressburger, Gilliam and Scorsese, and is a regular broadcaster on cinema. He has also worked on many exhibitions, including Spellbound (Hayward, 1996), Modernism (V&A, 2006) and Revolution: Russian Art 1917-32 (Royal Academy, 2017). His current exhibition, Animatograph!, will be at London Metropolitan Archives during September-October 2019, and his monograph Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema (Chicago University Press) will appear later this year. 

Professor Christie's lecture series are as follows:

2019/20 The Worlds of Powell and Pressburger

2018/19 Screening London

2017/18 Living Through a Media Revolution

All lectures by the Visiting Professor in the History of Film and Media can be accessed here.

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All Visiting Professor in the History of Film and Media Lectures
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Powell and Pressburger’s Island Stories

Professor Ian Christie FBA
Monday, 27 January 2020 - 6:00PM
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Powell and Pressburger: The Matter of Britain

Professor Ian Christie FBA
Monday, 11 November 2019 - 6:00PM
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Archers Assemble: Creating The Powell-Pressburger Partnership

Professor Ian Christie FBA
Monday, 23 September 2019 - 6:00PM
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London Belongs to Us: Street-Life and New Wave British Cinema of the 1960s

Professor Ian Christie FBA
Monday, 8 April 2019 - 6:00PM
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Taking London to the World: Robert Paul Shows his Native City in Motion

Professor Ian Christie FBA
Monday, 25 February 2019 - 6:00PM
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Gothic London: Recreating the Ancient City on Screen

Professor Ian Christie FBA
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 6:00PM
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What Really Happened at the First Moving-Picture Shows

Professor Ian Christie FBA
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 6:00PM
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The 19th Century Craze for Stereoscopic Photography

Professor Ian Christie FBA
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 6:00PM
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Multimedia 1900: Experience and Entertainment in Everyday Life

Professor Ian Christie FBA
Monday, 25 September 2017 - 6:00PM
All Visiting Professor in the History of Film and Media Series

The Worlds of Powell and Pressburger

Screening London

Living Through A Media Revolution