Barbara Flückiger

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Prof. em. Dr. Barbara Flückiger

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Department of Film Studies
University of Zurich

Affolternstrasse 56
CH-8050 Zurich



  • 2007: Habilitation, venia legendi in film studies, Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • 2001: PhD in film studies, Department of Film Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1995: Master (lic. phil. I), Department of Film Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Research Experience

  • 2019–2023: SNSF Autonomous Film Colors in Animation and Digital Productions. An Intercultural Comparison
  • 2018–2020: ERC Proof of Concept Development of a Multispectral,
    Versatile Film Scanner
  • 2018–2020: SNSF Agora Presentation and Visualization of Historical Film Colors
  • 2015–2020: ERC Advanced Grant FilmColors – An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • 2016–2020: SNSF Film Colors. Technologies, Cultures, Institutions
  • 2013–2015: KTI funded research project DIASTOR
  • 2012–2014: SNSF Analog vs. Digital, co-project leader with ZHdK (Prof. Iseli, Leading House) and University of Berne (Dr. David Weibel)

Relevant Publications

  • Flückiger, B. (2008). Visual Effects. Filmbilder aus dem Computer. Schueren.
  • Flückiger, B. (2012a). Material Properties of Historical Film in the Digital Age. Necsus, 1(2).
  • Flückiger, B. (2012b). Sound Design. Die virtuelle Klangwelt des Films. Schueren.
  • Flückiger, B. (2017). A Digital Humanities Approach to Film Colors. The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, 17(2), 71–94.
  • Flückiger, B. (2020). Digitale Werkzeuge zur ästhetischen Analyse von Filmfarben. Montage AV, 29(1), 157–172.
  • Flückiger, B. (2021). Color and Expressive Movement. A Computer-Assisted Analysis. Mediaesthetics – Journal of Poetics of Audiovisual Images, (4).