Education and Publications


  • PhD Media Studies (cum laude/with distinction), Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2017.
  • MA Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image (cum laude/with distinction), Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2012.
  • BA Film-og Medievidenskab, Københavns Universitet, 2009 (10 months Erasmus exchange at the Università di Bologna, Italy).



  • Christian Gosvig Olesen, “Itinéraire d’un ciné-fils de…#3: Le cercle rouge”, in [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, (2019), audio publication


  • Christian Gosvig Olesen, “From Text Mining to Visual Classification: Rethinking Computational New Cinema History with Jean Desmet’s Digitised Business Archive”, in Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, vol. 21, no. 2 (2018): 127-145
  • Christian Gosvig Olesen, “I-Media-Cities, europæisk (film-)historieskrivning og den digitale humaniora”, in Kosmorama, No. 272 (2018)
  • Philipp Dominik Keidl and Christian Gosvig Olesen, “Introduction”, Synoptique, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2018)
  • Philipp Dominik Keidl and Christian Gosvig Olesen (guest eds.) Synoptique, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2018), special issue “Institutionalizing Moving Image Archival Training: Analyses, Histories, Theories”


  • C.G. Olesen, “Towards a ‘Humanistic Cinemetrics?”, in K. Es and M. Schäfer (eds.), The Datafied Society. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017.


  • Christian Gosvig Olesen, Eef Masson, Jasmijn van Gorp, Giovanna Fossati & Julia Noordegraaf “Data-Driven Research for Film History: Exploring The Jean Desmet Collection” in The Moving Image, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2016)
  • Christian Gosvig Olesen, “Formalising Digital Formalism: An Interview with Adelheid Heftberger and Matthias Zeppelzauer about the Vienna Vertov Project” in Miriam de Rosa and Ludovica Fales (eds.), Shifting Layers. New Perspectives in Media Archaeology Across Digital Media and Audiovisual Arts. Milan: Mimesis International, 2016. – in press


  • Christian Gosvig Olesen, “Film History ‘in the Making’: On Fact Production and Film Historiography in Digital Humanities Laboratories”, in Alberto Beltrame, Giuseppe Fidotta and Andrea Mariani (eds.), At the Borders of (Film) History. Temporality, Archaeology, Theories. Udine: Forum Editirice Universitaria Udinese SRL, 2015.


  • Christian Gosvig Olesen, “Panoramic Visions of the Archive in EYE’s Panorama: A Case Study in Digital Film Historiography” in Cinema & Cie, Vol. XIV, No. 22/23 (2014)


  • Christian Gosvig Olesen, “Found Footage Photogénie: An Interview with Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi and Mark-Paul Meyer”, NECSUS – European Journal of Media Studies, 4 (Autumn 2013).

Book  reviews


  • Christian Gosvig Olesen, “Jean-Luc Godard. Cinema Historian” in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Volume 34, Issue 4, 2014.
  • Christian Gosvig Olesen, “Behind the Scenes at the BBFC. Film Classification from the Silver Screen to the Digital Age”, in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Volume 34, Issue 1, 2014.

Conference Papers, Presentations and Lectures


  • Olesen, Christian Gosvig (August 31, 2018), “Phil(m)ology and critical editions of film – Past and current practices”, Editing the Past – The 150th Anniversary of the Royal Society for Music History of the Netherlands, Utrecht. Invited keynote lecture.
  • Olesen, Christian Gosvig & Ivan Kisjes, “OCR’ing and classifying Jean Desmet’s Business Archive – Methodological Implications and New Directions for Media Historical Research” (June 27, 2018), DH2018, Mexico City.
  • Olesen, Christian Gosvig, “AI in het digitale archief: wat kunnen we vandaag?: SEMIA” (June 21, 2018), AVA_Net Symposium, Hilversum.
  • Olesen, Christian Gosvig, “Perspectives on computer-assisted film style analysis in the MIMEHIST and SEMIA projects” (May 3, 2018), Workshop „Computer-based Approaches for the Analysis of Film Style”, ZeM, Potsdam. Invited presentation.
  • Christian Gosvig Olesen, “MIMEHIST: Annotating EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection” (2018, 23 April), Symposium of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), Prague.
  • Olesen, Christian Gosvig, “MIMEHIST: Annotating EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection” (April 12, 2018), Video Annotation Workshop, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Olesen, Christian Gosvig, “MIMEHIST: Annotating EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection in the CLARIAH MediaSuite” (April 5, 2018), CREATE Salon, University of Amsterdam.


  • Giovanna Fossati and Christian Gosvig Olesen, “The Sensory Moving Image Archive (SEMIA) Boosting Creative Reuse for Artistic Practice and Research” (2017, 23 November), NWO Smart Culture Conference: Exploring Integrated Arts & Culture Research, Amsterdam.


  • Eef Masson, Christian Gosvig Olesen, Jasmijn van Gorp, Giovanna Fossati and Julia Noordegraaf (2015, June 22), “Reconstructing Colour Palettes in Early Dutch Film Distribution: The Case of EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection”, What Is Cinema History?”, Glasgow.
  • Christian Gosvig Olesen, Eef Masson & Jasmijn van Gorp (2015, 29 March), “ Chromatic Experience in Early Cinema Distribution as Visualized Through EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection”, The Colour Fantastic – Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema, Amsterdam.
  • Christian Gosvig Olesen, Jasmijn van Gorp (2015, March 27), “Data-driven Film History: a Demonstrator of EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection”, SCMS, Montréal.


  • J. van Gorp, Christian Gosvig Olesen, Giovanna Fossati, Julia Noordegraaf & Eef Masson (2014, October 24), “Digital Tools for Archives: Linking EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection”, FIAT/IFTA World Conference, Amsterdam.
  • Jasmijn van Gorp, Christian Gosvig Olesen, Giovanna Fossati & Julia Noordegraaf (2014, July 8), “Emerging Cinema/Emerging Methods: Developing a Tool for EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection”, Digital Humanities 2014, Lausanne.
  • Christian Gosvig Olesen (2014, June 21), ” Dispositifs in Digital Film Historiography”. Luxembourg, Luxembourg, ” Dispositif: Theory, Methodology, Practice”, Université du Luxembourg.
  • Christian Gosvig Olesen (2014, April 3) “Film History ‘in the Making’: On Scholarly Practice and Film Historiography in the Digital Humanities Laboratory”. Udine, Italy, XXI FilmForum International Film Studies Conference.
  • Christian Gosvig Olesen (2014, March 19) “From Film Historiography to Videography: Film Historical Video Essays as Scholarly Research Practice”. Seattle, WA, USA, 55th annual conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS).


  • Christian Gosvig Olesen (2013, March 18). “Digitizing an “Aesthetic of Film History – Philosophy of Film History in EYE’s Panorama”. Gorizia, Italy, XI MAGIS – Gorizia International Film Studies Spring School, Universita degli studi di Udine.
  • Christian Gosvig Olesen (2013, February 23). “Historical Notes on Contemporary Silent Film Music- Cinémix and the Case of Radiomentale”. Kiel, Germany, Silent Film Sound – History, Theory & Practice, Christian-Albrächts-Universität zu Kiel.


  • Christian Gosvig Olesen (2012, December 2). “The Difference Between Bits and Bits – Film History and Archiving Philosophy in EYE’s Digital Panorama”. London, UK, Besides the Screen Conference, Goldsmiths College.


  • Christian Gosvig Olesen (2011, November 19). “Against the Grain – Teaching AV Preservation Issues through Found Footage Film”. Austin, TX, USA, Association of Moving Image Archivists conference (AMIA).


  • Christian Gosvig Olesen (2010, August 20). “Que l’embarras du choix? – quelques aspects éthiques de la modernisation de l’accompagnement musical.” Zürich, Switzerland, Conference of the Association suisse de conservation et restauration (SKR/SCR).

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