Thunnis Van Oort is a media historian. He works as a post-doctoral researcher at the CREATE digital humanities research programme of the University of Amsterdam. He has taught at universities in Utrecht and Amsterdam, coordinated the Theatre and Media Studies track at Roosevelt University College and visited Antwerp University as a Marie Curie Pegasus research fellow in 2015, and participated in the AHRC-funded project ‘European Cinema Audiences’ coordinated at Oxford Brookes University. He publishes in international edited volumes and in journals such as Film History, Historical Journal for Radio, Film and Television, European Review of History and the Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences. He is managing editor of the Dutch media historical journal TMG Journal of Media History.
Lies Van de Vijver is Co-Investigator and Project Manager of European Cinema Audiences (AHRC, 2018-2021), a comparative research into cinema audiences in seven European cities in the 1950s. She is affiliated with Ghent University and Oxford Brookes University. Her research has been published in Cultural Studies, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Participations, and in edited collections. She is editor of 'Mapping Movie Magazines' (Palgrave, 2020) and is currently working on a book on cinema culture in Ghent.