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HENRY BACON: CURRICULUM VITAE

 

November 2017

    

Born in Helsinki, Finland on the 4th of December 1957

British and Finnish citizen

Bilingual (Finnish/ English)

 

 

1. Studies and degrees

 

Matriculation Examination at Pirkanmaan Yhteiskoulu spring 1976.

 

Studies at Tampere University of Technology in 1976-80.

 

Royal Society of Arts Preliminary Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at International House in London. September 1981.

 

Studies at the University of Helsinki from September 1986 leading to the following degrees:

  • Master of Arts (Filosofian kandidaatti) in May 1990 with theatre studies as major and musicology as a second subject. Grade: magna cum laude
  • Licentiate of Philosophy (Filosofian lisensiaatti) in December 1990. Grade: cum laude approbatur
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Filosofian tohtori) in May 1994. Grade: Magna cum laude

 

 

2. Academic career

 

Lectures on cinema, opera, music and Finnish culture at various Finnish universities and other educational institutions.

 

Lecturer at the University of Helsinki from 1990 to 1995 and at the Sibelius Academy in autumn 1991 and 1992.

 

Senior assistant (Yliassistentti) of Film and Television Studies at University of Oulu, September –December 1994.

 

Associate Professor (apulaisprofessori) at the University of Oulu, January 1995 – August 1998.

 

Adjunct professor (dosentti) of Theatre Studies at the University of Helsinki from November 1995 (including the responsibility for designing and running a small scale film and television studies programme).

 

Research fellow at the Finnish Film Archive, 1 April 1999 – 30 April 2003.

 

Project manager at the Finnish Film Archive in charge of designing a Radio and Television Archive, 1 May 2003 – 31 July 2004.

 

Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Helsinki, 1 August 2004 –  

3 Other academic activities

 

3.1 Research projects

 

  1. Principal investigator of A Transnational History of Finnish Cinema Academy of Finland research project (2012-2014)

 

 

3.2. Planning and realization of seminars and educational projects

 

  1. Kamera käy, musiikki soi! further education project for film music composers. Arranged by the Centre for the Promotion of Audiovisual culture and Sibelius Academy Further Education Centre, 1991.
  2. Audiovisuaalinen kommunikaatio todellisuutena ja sen kuvana (Audiovisual Communication as Reality and its Representation). A seminar in connection with the Imatra Conference on Semiotics, July 1991.
  3. Participation in planning and realizing Mediat ja maailman hahmottaminen (Media and Understanding the World) seminar at the University of Helsinki, January 1994.
  4. Participation in planning and realizing annual cultural studies seminars at the Department of Art Studies and Anthropology, University of Oulu, 1994-1997.
  5. Planning and realizing Translating Film noir into English seminar together with lecturer John Colton. A joint project of the departments of Theatre Studies and English Philology of the University of Helsinki, The Finnish film Archive and the British Council, 6-8 January 1997.
  6. Participation in planning and realizing Elokuva ja entisyys (Film and Pastness) seminar at the University of Oulu. Join project of the departments of History and Film and Television Studies at the University of Oulu, 21-22 March 1997.
  7. Planning, realizing and chairmanship of Revolutionary Images – era of invention in cinema 1915–1925 seminar together with Pasi Nyyssönen. Department of Film and Television Studies, University of Oulu 1113 December, 1997.
  8. Participation in planning and realizing Viisaus, vastuu, viestintä (Wisdom, Responsibility, Communication). Society for Communication Studies, Helsinki, 4‑5 February 2000.
  9. Planning, realizing and chairmanship of Kristus ja hänen seuraajansa valkokankaalla –(Christ and his Followers on Screen) seminar at the Finnish Film Archive in conjunction with the Finland’s Lutheran Church Information Centre, 11 November 2001
  10. Planning, realizing and chairmanship together with Satu Laaksonen Dostojevski ja elokuva (Dostoyevsky and Cinema) seminar at the Finnish Film Archive in conjunction with Finland-Russia Society, 10 November 2001
  11. Planning, realizing and chairmanship of Väkivallan estetiikka (Aesthetics of Violence) seminar together with Pasi Nyyssönen. Finnish Society of Film Studies and Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Helsinki. 15 November 2004.
  12. Participation in planning the 2006 Media Studies Seminar, University of Helsinki.
  13. Planning, realizing and chairmanship of Pahan representaatiot elokuvassa (Representatiosn of Evil on Film) seminar. Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Film Archive, 13–14 October 2006.
  14. Participation in planning and realizing Between Science and Myth – The Past in Contemporary Cinema seminar. Finnish Society of Film Studies and Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Helsinki, 7-8 September.2007
  15. Participation in planning and realizing the international Imaginary Japan seminar. Finnish Society of Film Studies, Department of Film and Television Studies and Department of Asian and African Studies at the University of Helsinki 18.-20 September 2008
  16. Planning, realizing and chairmanship of Taide, kieli ja käsitteellistäminen (Art, Language and Conceptualization) seminar together with Johanna Vakkari as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Institute of Art Research at the University of Helsinki, 2008.  
  17. Planning and realizing of Disjointed Visions: The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki –symposium in collaboration with Andrew Nestingen and Jyrki Nummi. University of Helsinki 8 May 2009.
  18. Planning and realizing the Fictional Violence seminar. University of Helsinki, 11-12 September 20009. In collaboration with the Finnish Board of Film Classification and Koulukino ry.
  19. Participation in planning and realizing the Film, cognition, neurocinematics – seminar. October 2012, Aalto University Department of Film, Television and Scenography.
  20. Planning, realizing and chairmanship of Transnational Baltic Cinema Conference. University of Helsinki, 12-13. December 2013.
  21. Participation in planning and realizing The European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies Conference. University of Helsinki, 29-31. August 2014
  22. Planning, realizing and chairmanship of Embodied Film Language Symposiumin. University of Helsinki 4-5. December 2015.
  23. Participation in planning and realizing Transmediality in Arts Conference. University of Helsinki 1-2. August 2016
  24. Participation in planning and realizing the Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image Conference in Helsinki, 11-14 June 2017.
  25. Participation in planning and realizing the seminar Sata vuotta toiseutta suomalaisessa elokuvassa (Hundred years of Otherness in Finnish Cinema). Organized in collaboration with the Finnish Society for Film Studies, National Audiovisual Archive and the Finnish Film Foundation. 24.11.2017.

 

3.3 Memberships in scholarly societies

 

  1. Member of the Finnish Society of Film Studies since 1990.

                member of the board since 1993

                vice chairperson 1993–2002.

                chairperson 2003–2005

  1. Member of the Finnish Aesthetics Society.
  2. Member of the Philosophy and Aesthetic section of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters as of 9 April 2008
  3. Fellow of the Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image since 2014

 

 

 

 

4. Other professional institutional activities

 

Member of the committee in charge of planning archiving of radio and television programmes 2004–2006.

 

Member of the Advisory board of the National Audiovisual Institute (Former Finnish Film Archive) 2004 –

 

 

5.  Prizes and awards

 

State Prize for the Distribution of Knowledge 2006 for the book Seitsemäs taide – elokuva ja muut taiteet (The Seventh Art – Film in Relation to Other Arts):

 

Knight, First Class, Order of the Lion of Finland (6.12.2007)

Utbildning / akademisk kvalifikation

Theatre Studies, PhD, Helsingfors universitet

Keywords

  • 6131 Teater, dans, musik, övrig scenkonst

Publikationer 1994 2019

Being typical and being individual

Bacon, G. H. A., 2019, Screening Characters: Theories of Character in Film, Television, and interactive Media. Riis, J. & Taylor, A. (red.). New York and London: Routledge, s. 77-92 15 s.

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Jumalan hiljaisuuden tuolla puolen: ahdistuneisuus ja rakkaudettomuus Ingmar Bergmanin elokuvissa

Bacon, G. H. A., 29 sep 2019, I : Vartija : ihminen, uskonto, yhteiskunta.. 3/2018, s. 122-139 17 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelAllmänheten

Levels of typification in Aki Kaurismäki's Drifting Clouds

Bacon, H., 2018, The Films of Aki Kaurismäki : Ludic Engagements . Austin, T. (red.). Bloomsbury academic

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Why should a small nation have its own film culture?

Bacon, H., 2018, Finland, Galicia, Wales / Finlandia Galicia, Gales: The challenges of small cinemas in non hegemonic languages / Os retos dos pequenos cinemas en linguas non hexemonónicas. Ledo Andión, M. (red.). Santiago de Compostella: Sacaúntos, s. 93-106 14 s.

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Kohti vertailevaa tyylitutkimusta

Bacon, G. H. A., 24 apr 2017, I : Lähikuva. 30, 1, s. 26-45 20 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång
Fil

Projekter 2013 2013

Aktiviteter 2004 2018

Sisällisodan henki uudessa espanjalaisessa elokuvassa

Henry Bacon (!!Speaker)
20 dec 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Oral presentation

Sisällissotien työstäminen elokuvassa -seminaari

Henry Bacon (Ordförande i organisationskommitté)
10 dec 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Supervision of Mia Öhman's doctoral thesis

Henry Bacon (Handledare)
2018 → …

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperHandledare eller bihandledare av doktorsavhandling

Supervision of Jafrin Rezwana's doctoral thesis

Henry Bacon (Handledare)
2018 → …

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperHandledare eller bihandledare av doktorsavhandling

Palgrave Macmillan (Förlag)

Henry Bacon (Referentgranskare)
feb 2018 → …

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

Press / media

Onko Verdilla ja Wagnerilla mitään yhteistä? 2/2

Henry Bacon

28/12/2013

1 mediabidrag

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Onko Verdillä ja Wagnerilla mitään yhteistä 1/2

Henry Bacon

17/12/2013

1 mediabidrag

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Kaksi sormusta

Henry Bacon

23/05/2013

1 mediabidrag

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Sivistyksen käsikirja

Henry Bacon

05/05/2011

1 mediabidrag

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Sivistyksen käsikirja

Henry Bacon

13/01/2011

1 mediabidrag

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