I am Katharina Niemeyer, professor of media theory at the media school (École des médias) Faculty of communication, University of Québec in Montréal. My research focuses on media and technologies and their relations to memory and history and I am currently working on nostalgic online communities, a project financed by the FRQSC. I also work on (international) media events; their ‘liveness’ and commemorations or artistic extensions and transformations. In 2015 I co-founded the International Media and Nostalgia Network after having edited the volume Media and Nostalgia. Yearning for the past, present and future in 2014 (Palgrave Macmillan).
Previous experiences: After my studies in European media culture (Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Université Lyon 2), I received a PhD in social and economic sciences from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. From 2012 to 2017 I was an associate professor at the French press institute, University Paris 2, Sorbonne universities. I was a guest scholar at McGill University and also at the Catholic University of Louvain.
Regular member of CELAT, Centre de recherche Cultures – Arts – Sociétés
Associate editor, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
Member of the editorial board, Memory Studies (SAGE)
Council member of International Association for Media and History
Associate member of Memory and Media Research Network
Associate member of CRICIS
Member of the Cool Memories association (Jean Baudrillard)