Barbara Flückiger

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Prof. Dr. Barbara Flückiger

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University of Zurich
Department of Film Studies
Affolternstrasse 56
CH-8050 Zurich
Phone: + 41 44 634 35 37



  • 2007: Habilitation, venia legendi in film studies, Free University of Berlin, Germany, funded SNSF 2004–2006
  • 2001: PhD in film studies, Department of Film Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland (defense 12/1999), funded by a research grant from SNSF 1997–1999
  • 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 650’000 CHF
  • 2018–2020: ERC Proof of Concept Development of a Multispectral,
    Versatile Film Scanner, 180.000 CHF
  • 2018–2020: SNSF Agora Presentation and Visualization of Historical Film Colors, 195.000 CHF
  • 2015–2020: ERC Advanced Grant FilmColors – An Interdisciplinary Approach, 3.1 Mio CHF
  • 2016–2020: SNSF Film Colors. Technologies, Cultures, Institutions, 760.000 CHF
  • 2013–2015: KTI funded research project DIASTOR, 2 Mio CHF
  • 2012–2014: SNSF Analog vs. Digital, co-project leader with ZHdK (Prof. Iseli, Leading House) and University of Berne (Dr. David Weibel) 520.000 CHF


Relevant Publications

  • Flückiger, Barbara. Visual Effects. Filmbilder aus dem Computer. (Visual Effects. Computer-generated Film Images.) Schueren, 2008.
  • —. Sound Design. Die virtuelle Klangwelt des Films. (Sound Design. The Virtual Soundscape of Films). 5th ed., Schueren, 2012.
  • —. „A Digital Humanities Approach to Film Colors.“ The Moving Image, vol. 2, pp. 72–94, 2017.
  • —. „The iPhone Apps. A Digital Culture of Interactivity.“ Moving Data. The iPhone & My Media, Columbia University Press, pp. 171–183, 2012
  • —. „Material Properties of Historical Film in the Digital Age“. Necsus, vol. 1, no. 2, 2012.