Dr Maria Velez-Serna

  • Project Researcher - Film & TV (School of Culture & Creative Arts)

telephone: 01413307497
email: Maria.Velez-Serna@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests
Early cinema, New cinema history, Film distribution and exhibition, Cinema and cinemagoing in Scotland, Leisure history, Digital Humanities, Historical geo-databases, Remix culture, Archive film, Media archives, Post-scarcity.

Biography
I finished my PhD at the University of Glasgow in 2012. My thesis, entitled Film distribution in Scotland before 1918, proposes an empirical approach to the history of the local film trade, using archive and local press material with particular attention to the spatial aspects of the institutionalisation of cinema and its links with other cultural practices. It involved extensive and innovative use of geo-database software tools (GIS) for analysis and visualisation.
I am originally from Colombia, where I went to film school at the Universidad Nacional. After getting a MA in History of Art, Architecture and the City with a dissertation on Colombian cinema of the 1940s, I came to the University of Glasgow to do an MLitt in Film and TV Studies. My research project was on music in Scottish films of the 1930s, and became interested in the way that conventions and institutional structures emerge around new technologies or media, in this case those of sound on film. I enjoy archive research and the detective work involved in piecing together historical narratives, and I am interested in open data and digital tools for scholarship and public engagement.

Research projects
Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Early Cinema in Scotland 1896-1927
AHRC AH/I020535/1


Teaching

  • Early Screens (2014-2015)
  • Archive film online (2013-2014)

Additional Information

External responsibilities
Board Member, Document Human Rights Film Festival

Electronic resources
Early Cinema project website
http://earlycinema.gla.ac.uk

Blog
http://earlycinema.gla.ac.uk/blog/

Twitter
http://twitter.com/jeely_jar


Publications

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2018

Caughie, J. , Griffiths, T. and Vélez-Serna, M. A. (Eds.) (2018) Early Cinema in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474420341

Vélez-Serna, M. (2018) Fixed-site cinemas and the first film renters. In: Caughie, J., Griffiths, T. and Vélez-Serna, M. A. (eds.) Early Cinema in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 33-51. ISBN 9781474420341

2016

Velez-Serna, M. A. (2016) Preview screenings and the spaces of an emerging local cinema trade in Scotland. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 36(3), pp. 285-304. (doi:10.1080/01439685.2015.1052222)

2015

Velez-Serna, M. and Caughie, J. (2015) Remote locations: early Scottish scenic films and geo-databases. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 9(2), pp. 164-179. (doi:10.3366/ijhac.2015.0147)

Archibald, D. and Velez-Serna, M. (2015) Joining up: Scotland, cinema and the First World War. [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies,

Caughie, J. , Vélez-Serna, M., Griffiths, T., Bohlmann, J. and Merz, C. (2015) Early Cinema in Scotland, 1896-1927. [Website]

2014

Archibald, D. and Velez-Serna, M. (2014) Kilts, tanks, and aeroplanes: Scotland, cinema, and the First World War. NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, 6,

Vélez-Serna, M. A. (2014) Showmanship skills and the changing role of the exhibitor in 1910s Scotland. In: Askari, K., Curtis, S., Gray, F., Pelletier, L., Williams, T. and Yumibe, J. (eds.) Performing New Media, 1890-1915. Indiana University Press: Bloomington, IN, pp. 104-114. ISBN 9780861967148

2011

Velez-Serna, M. A. (2011) Mapping film exhibition in Scotland before permanent cinemas. Post Script, 30(3), pp. 25-37.

This list was generated on Sun May 26 15:36:07 2019 BST.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

Velez-Serna, M. A. (2016) Preview screenings and the spaces of an emerging local cinema trade in Scotland. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 36(3), pp. 285-304. (doi:10.1080/01439685.2015.1052222)

Velez-Serna, M. and Caughie, J. (2015) Remote locations: early Scottish scenic films and geo-databases. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 9(2), pp. 164-179. (doi:10.3366/ijhac.2015.0147)

Archibald, D. and Velez-Serna, M. (2015) Joining up: Scotland, cinema and the First World War. [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies,

Archibald, D. and Velez-Serna, M. (2014) Kilts, tanks, and aeroplanes: Scotland, cinema, and the First World War. NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, 6,

Velez-Serna, M. A. (2011) Mapping film exhibition in Scotland before permanent cinemas. Post Script, 30(3), pp. 25-37.

Book Sections

Vélez-Serna, M. (2018) Fixed-site cinemas and the first film renters. In: Caughie, J., Griffiths, T. and Vélez-Serna, M. A. (eds.) Early Cinema in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 33-51. ISBN 9781474420341

Vélez-Serna, M. A. (2014) Showmanship skills and the changing role of the exhibitor in 1910s Scotland. In: Askari, K., Curtis, S., Gray, F., Pelletier, L., Williams, T. and Yumibe, J. (eds.) Performing New Media, 1890-1915. Indiana University Press: Bloomington, IN, pp. 104-114. ISBN 9780861967148

Edited Books

Caughie, J. , Griffiths, T. and Vélez-Serna, M. A. (Eds.) (2018) Early Cinema in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474420341

Website

Caughie, J. , Vélez-Serna, M., Griffiths, T., Bohlmann, J. and Merz, C. (2015) Early Cinema in Scotland, 1896-1927. [Website]

This list was generated on Sun May 26 15:36:07 2019 BST.