Lies Van de Vijver is a research coordinator at LUCA School of Arts. She is working on historical and contemporary screen culture, film programming and cinema experience in Ghent. Her work has been published in Cultural Studies, European Journal of Cultural Studies, TMG-Journal for Media History, The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, and in edited collections. She is the co-editor of Mapping Movie Magazines (with D. Biltereyst, Palgrave 2020) and currently working on the Palgrave Handbook of Comparative New Cinema Histories with Daniela Treveri Gennari and Pierluigi Ercole. She has been a professor Film History, Cultural Media Studies and Visual Culture. She has been the co-coordinator of the HoMER Network (History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception), and the DICIS Network (Digital Cinema Studies). She organized several exhibitions on the history of cinema in Ghent, resulting in the book Gent Filmstad (Houtekiet 2022).