Lecture Series and Research Workshop "Digital Methods in Geography".

Geography is experiencing a digital turn. Computers, satellites, GPS, digital cameras, audio signals and smartphones increasingly determine geographic practice.  In the lecture series "Digital Methods in Geography" we want to approach this digital turn theoretically and methodologically and also develop it critically. 

Transdisciplinary practitioners from research and art will present their current projects. We cordially invite you to these lectures and debates.


Bicycle situation in Bern: a film by Florian Seifert & Julian Seiler

Film selected from the film course for the 2nd Edition of the Urban Audiovisual Festival in Lisbon

The film 'Velosituation in Bern' that has been produced by Julian Seiler and Florian Seifert has been selected for the 2nd Edition of the Urban Audiovisual Festival in Lisbon. The film is a result of the  film course "Film and Geography" that run in the passed semester under the direction of Philipp Eyer. The festival will take place from 28 to 30 June 2019 and is organized by the sociology institutes of the Universities of Lisbon and Porto and the CICS.NOVA interdisciplinary center for social science.


Film schneiden im mLab

introductory course mLab in spring semester 2019

All employees and students who wish to use the mLab (cameras, editing suites, etc.) are invited to attend one of the introductory courses taking place in the spring semester 2019 (see below). There will be a short introduction to the cameras and microphones so that the infrastructure of the mLab can be used.


Next dates: Februar, 27 13:30-14:30; March, 26 15:00-16:00; Mai, 8 13:30-14:30

More information on ILIAS:


Science Film Festival Plakat

Prof. Dr. Susan Thieme im Direktorium der Science Film Academy

The Science Film Academy, initiated by Swiss scientists, has been organising the Global Science Film Festival annually since 2017. The aim is to promote constructive dialogue between filmmakers, scientists and society on global social challenges. From 15 to 17 November 2019, the festival will also take place for the first time in Bern at the Quinnie Cinema.


Global Science Film Festival considers films in the following categories:

Feature-length Documentary & Fiction Film (50 minutes or more)

II. Short Film (documentary, fiction, animation and musical videos) (up to 50 minutes)

III. Scientists-as-Filmmakers (up to 30 minutes)


The submission deadline is 1rst of March 2019.

More details on the festival, the submission criteria and the Science Film Academy:



Introduction to mLab

All staff and students interested in using the mLab (cameras, cutting places etc.) are welcomed to participate on a short introduction event that takes place on November 29, 13:15-14:15, GIUB 101. There will be an instruction how to work with the cameras and microphones so that you will be able to use this infrastructure for your projects. Please see further information on ILIAS:


Eine Frau im Vordergrund, Winterlandschaft und Schnee im Hintergrund

Älven min Vän: The River, My Friend. film presentation

film presentation

Älven min Vän is a portrait of the lives of four women and their relationship to the Lule River in Sweden. The film shows the consequences of the forced resettlement of Sami people who were displaced from their land because of the construction of river dams and were alienated from their indigenous culture and way of life (such as reindeer husbandry, clothing, language, food and music). At the same time, the film shows the deep relationship between the women and the river.

idea and realization: Hannah Ambühl

when: 16. Oktober 2018, 12:15 – 13:15 Uhr

where: lecture room 001, Institute of Geography, University of Bern

Älven min Vän: Der Fluss, meine Freundin. Filmpräsentation (PDF, 3.8 MB)