Lucia Ricciardelli: Documentary Scholar and Project Designer

Lucia's Short Bio

Lucia Ricciardelli is an Associate Professor in the School of Film and Photography at Montana State University in Bozeman, where she teaches film studies and mentors graduate students in the MFA Program in Science & Natural History Documentary Filmmaking. Over the past decade, Ricciardelli’s scholarly work has encompassed two main areas of research. On the one hand, it has been focused on the crisis of Eurocentric documentary, investigating how personal approaches to nonfiction filmmaking, the high degree of malleability of digital photography and the logic of the hypertext have openly challenged the truth claims of mainstream documentarians. On the other hand, her academic work has involved a partnership with Native Americans for the preservation and dissemination of their oral stories, using audiovisual storytelling as an act of living resistance and political action. Ricciardelli's approach to these areas of study has been characterized by interdisciplinary methods and has been closely informed by her teaching.

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Conferences & Workshops

Conference Organizer

68th University Film & Video Conference

Nature & Narrative

Bozeman, MT, August 6-9, 2014

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Visible Evidence XXIII Conference

New Frontiers in Documentary

Bozeman, MT August 11-14, 2016

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Conference Speaker

Visible Evidence XXII Conference

Toronto, Canada, August 19-23, 2015

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Visible Evidence XXI Conference

New Delhi, India, December 11-14, 2014

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68th University Film and Video Association Conference

Bozeman, Montana, August 6-9, 2014

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Visible Evidence XX Conference

Stockholm, Sweden, August 15-18, 2013

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Italian Cinema Symposium

Indiana University, Bloomington, April 17-20, 2013

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Visible Evidence XIX Conference

Canberra, Australia, December 19-21, 2012

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Mapping History Conference

320 Ranch, Big Sky, Montana, October 3-7, 2012

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American Association of Italian Studies 2012 Annual Conference

College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, May 3-5, 2012.

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Piikani Digital Histories

Ongoing workshops engaging Blackfeet Community College (BCC) and Montana State University (MSU) students/faculty in the development of audiovisual historical narratives with the intent to promote cross-cultural engagement - MSU/BCC, Bozeman/ Browning, MT 2014 - Today

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Hatch Edu Lab

Design the School of the Future 2-day Workshop. Design Sandbox for Engaged Learning (DSEL) - Montana State University April 24-25, 2015

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Oral History and Education: Theories, Dilemmas, and Practices

Oral History Education 2-Day Workshop - University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, May 24 - 25, 2015

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Articles and Book Chapters

“Documentary Filmmaking in the Postmodern Age: Errol Morris & the Fog of Truth
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Disseminating Doubts: Gianfranco Pannone and the Cinema of the Real
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Dissonant Truths or Plausible Lies? Italian Documentary Filmmaking In The Digital Age
Re-Visoning Selfdetermination: Planning For Culturally Sustaining/Revitalizing Oral Histories With Indigenous Communities
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American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age: Depictions of War in Burns, Moore, and Morris
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Illusions of Stillness and Movement: An Introduction to Film and Photography
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Undergraduate Research in Film
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