dr. Eszter Polonyi

Dr. Eszter Polonyi, assistant with doctorate in Cultural History at the University of Nova Gorica, works in the field of media art history and media archaeology. In her research, publications and teaching, she works toward integrating audiovisual media into art historical discourse (UNG, 2020-present; research affiliate at the Film Lab of the University of Udine, Gorizia, Italy; Visiting Assistant Professor in the History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, NYC, 2017-2020; Lecturer in Art History and (Media) Archaeology, Columbia University, 2017-2020). She has presented her research on Central European and North American art, film and media at the main conferences in her field (Association of Moving Image Archivists 2020; Society for Media and Cinema Studies 2019, 2016, 2014; College Art Association 2014; Network for European Cinema Studies 2013) and has published her writings in journals such as Iluminace, Apertura, Found Footage Magazine and The New Review for Film and Television. She earned degrees in Art History from Columbia University, US (Art History & Ar- chaeology, PhD, 2016) and the Courtauld Institute Of Art, UK (German Romantic Art, MA 2006). Her work has been funded by, among others, the ARRS, the Mellon Foundation, DAAD, Pepsico, and a range of governmental agencies such as the Ministry of Education (HU), the SSRC (US), and the AHRC (UK).

PE. “Media archaeology in cinema studies and art history: A response to Thomas Elsaesser’s Media Archaeology as Symptom.” New Review of Film and Television Studies 14.2 (2016): 216-221.