Philipp's published work concentrates on fandom, media and material culture, and institutional and technological shifts in moving image archiving, preservation, and exhibition. His current monograph project, based on his dissertation Plastic Heritage: Fans and the Making of History, examines the relationship and power dynamics among media industries, heritage institutions, and audiences in the making of film and media history. Case studies such as industry-produced making-ofs, fan-made restoration tutorials, amateur exhibitions, state-run museums, and oral history projects reveal how the ownership of film and media history, as well as the cultural memory of their respective audiences and fan communities, is established, challenged, and negotiated through a diverse range of curatorial and production practices.
Philipp´s research profile on ETIS.
Keidl, Philipp Dominik, and Christian Gosvig Olesen (eds.) 2018. “Institutionalizing Moving Image Archival Training: Analyses, Histories, Theories”, special issue. SYNOPTIQUE: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies, 6(1).
Articles and book chapters
Keidl, Philipp Dominik. 2018. “Between Textuality and Materiality: Fans and the Mediation of Action Figures.” Film Criticism, 42(2).
Keidl, Philipp Dominik. 2017. “Toward a Public Media Archaeology: Museums, Media, and Historiography.” The Moving Image,17(2): 20–39.
Bartolomé Herrera, Beatriz, and Philipp Dominik Keidl. 2017. “How Star Wars Became Museological: Transmedia Storytelling in the Exhibition Space.” In Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling, edited by Sean A. Guynes and Dan Hassler-Forest, 155–68. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.