A divergent survey of scholarship on World War I cinema produced in succession countries of the Habsburg Empire. This untapped body of film records a contentious phase in world history, from the perspective of an often misunderstood, yet pivotal, region. The volume gathers scholarly essays exploring the intersections between the political, historical, and aesthetic, as expressed in the region's various "moving pictures," with sustained attention to the relationship between artistic representation and collective memory.
Hannes Leidinger serves as a Visiting Professor and Lecturer at the University of Vienna, Associated Researcher at the University of Berne, Switzerland, Lecturer at the University of Salzburg and the Andrassy University of Budapest. He is member of the commission for military history and military monuments of historical importance at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence, head and member of various research projects, curator and collaborator of several exhibitions on historical topics, editor of DVD-boxes presenting filmic sources on Austrian history, author of numerous publications on Austrian history and the development of Central and Eastern Europe especially in the 19th and the 20th century.