Iluminace - Digital Tools in Local Cinema History
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|The local cinema history research is an integral part of the broader strand of cinema studies, the New Cinema History, emphasizing the phenomena surrounding the film screenings more than the films themselves. By focusing on the films’ circulation, exhibition and consumption, scientists want to bring to attention the social dimension of the medium and its effects on the everyday life of ordinary people in different historical periods and geographical spaces. The volume of scientific work within New Cinema History has been growing every year, absorbing yet new tools, methods and approaches to the research questions from other fields of study such as history, archaeology, literature studies, social sciences, economy, etc. Eventually, the tools and methods of digital humanities also found their way and are slowly proliferating in this research strand. The studies presented in this thematic issue, contribute to the discussion on the use and usefulness of some of them and bring forward the methodological challenges one might face when deciding on computer-assisted research.