More than 25 years ago, when Arno Heller became chair of the department, "Media Studies" was integrated into American Studies. In this process a Media Archive and an academic position for "Film- and Media Studies" was established. The collection started out with a number of movies American guest professors left at the department of American Studies. Due to the initiative of two aficionados the collection slowly turned into today’s marvelous source for motion pictures of various genres and eras.
The Media Archive at the Department of American Studies is a collection of film sources related to US American history, culture, and society. With a specific focus on cultural studies and film studies at the department, our Media Archive is devoted to creating a space for academic exchange and easy access to DVDs and Blu-rays which can be rented with a library ID. There are several public screenings taking place throughout each semester and the Media Archive dedicates each month of the academic year to a different theme.
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HEINRICHSTRASSE 18/I, 8010 GRAZ
(Currently postal address:
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Wed, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thu, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri, 1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.