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Leen Engelen

Leen Engelen is a senior researcher and professor at LUCA School of Arts. She conducts research in the field of film and media history and the history of visual culture. She published on a diversity of topics, including the history of cinema in Belgium, media and film during the First World War, cultures of spectacle, panoramic media and ephemera such as film posters and postcards. She has a special interest in archives, cultural heritage and digital access. She is president of the International Association for Media and History (, an association bringing together scholars and media practitioners with an interest in media history. She teaches film and media history at LUCA School of arts, as well as a course on artistic research. She supervises several doctoral students and is a member of the LUCA Doctoral Committee.