Research areas

Here is an overview of the fields, projects, and research groups that see the development of new ideas. Discover the research and scientific innovation activities of our researchers.

Cinema and Media Studies

Research topics of faculty members and researchers working in the Cinema section: a) cinema philology and cinema restoration theory; b) history of silent cinema; c) history of Italian, North American and contemporary cinema; d) cinema and cultural studies; e) aesthetics and cinema theory; f) economics and marketing of audiovisual products; g) history and theory of serial products; h) pedagogy of cinema; i) history of film criticism; j) history of television and media; k) cultures of production and media distribution.

Contemporary Art and Methodologies

Research topics of faculty members and researchers working in the Contemporary Art and Methodologies section: a) history of contemporary art and methodology of art criticism; b) phenomenology of contemporary art; c) history, theories and practices of photography; d) history of city planning; d) history of art criticism, museology and collecting; e) psychology and semiotics of art, ethnosemiotic; f) history of contemporary architecture.

Drama Studies

Research topics of faculty members and researchers working in the Drama Studies section: a) history of the actor and performance techniques; b) material culture of theater; c) relationships between visual arts and theater; d) interaction between dramatic writing and scenic writing; e) history of dance and ballet;

  1. f) methodological and epistemological questions; g) theatrical criticism; h) theaters of extra-western tradition; i) performing arts and new technologies; j) new theater and theater of social interaction; k) history and directing institutions; l) performance organization and economics.

Medieval and modern Art

Research topics of faculty members and researchers working in the Medieval and Modern Art section: a) gothic and Renaissance art in Bologna; b) the relationship between art and instances of the Counter-reform; c) figurative art in the Baroque age in the pictorial and sculptural field; d) the development of pictorial “genres”; e) “Illuminist” Emilia; f) iconographic research; g) history of Medieval and Modern architecture.

Historical-Social Studies

Research topics of faculty members and researchers working in the Historical-Social Studies section: contemporary history, sociology, history and theory of politics; study of contemporaneity in its historical, cultural, social and political aspects; relationship with the arts.

Music Studies

Research topics of faculty members and researchers working in the Music Studies section: a) medieval musical treatises; b) musical philosophy and aesthetics; c) musical dramaturgy; d) history of music in Emilia Romagna; e) ethnomusicology; f) organology; g) musical iconography; h) musical analysis; i) musical pedagogy and didactics; j) musical philology; k) poetry for music and librettology.



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