The content of this fifth edition of the Importing Asta Nielsen Database shows various options how to find information from trade papers and local papers about the distribution and exhibition of Asta Nielsen films, on both national and local levels, or in relation to persons who have been connected to Asta Nielsen and her films (from actors, directors, lecturers and bandleaders to authors of reviews and articles). Access to journals and newspapers is based on microfilmed versions or on digitized versions (with or without full text research functions).

The database covers all 27 Asta Nielsen films released before the First World War, and also Asta Nielsen’s live performances in pantomimes. Most remarkable are the advertising campaigns for Asta Nielsen films in the British and in the Russian trade press. Digitized local newspapers allow research on the exhibition of Asta Nielsen films in a given city or town, during a certain period of time as for instance several months or even several programming seasons. Microfilmed as well as digitized local newspapers may provide rich information on local exhibition practices (see among others the examples of Freiburg, Hamburg, Prague, Innsbruck, Graz, Barcelona and Reykjavík). Surprisingly, even reviews and articles on Asta Nielsen’s acting style can be found (as in Prague, Graz, Lviv, and Rio de Janeiro). The outstanding progress of digitizing local newspapers in Australia and New Zealand opens promising perspectives as for instance mapping the distribution of single films and even film copies.

Some data sets (see British trade press, Netherlands Indies or Berlin, Mannheim, Metz, Reykjavík, and Barcelona) are related to articles published in the conference proceedings: Importing Asta Nielsen (Martin Loiperdinger and Uli Jung, eds). Others are related to seminar papers (Budapest, Prague) or to a Bachelor thesis (Freiburg), or to an article written for the database (The Abyss in Łódź).

The current Importing Asta Nielsen Bibliography on worldwide distribution and exhibition of all Asta Nielsen films released before the First World War is listed here.

Australia, Sydney: Eva Fazekas (University of Trier)

Australia, Der Totentanz: Ina Lemm (University of Trier)

Austria see Austria-Hungary

Austria-Hungary, trade press: Ina Lemm; Marc Brunder, Simon Czech, Hannah Meckel, Andreas Sall, Philipp Tappert (University of Trier)

Austria-Hungary, Agram: see Austria-Hungary, Zagreb

Austria-Hungary, Bjelovar: Jure Marevic, Stefan Schollenberger (University of Trier)

Austria-Hungary, Budapest: Annika Koch, Martin Loiperdinger, Saskia Tex (University of Trier)

Austria-Hungary, Graz: Ina Lemm; Jessica Pfeiffer, Amelie Rath (University of Trier)

Austria-Hungary, Innsbruck: Ina Lemm (University of Trier); Patric Blaser (University of Vienna)

Austria-Hungary, Karlovac: Jure Marevic, Stefan Schollenberger (University of Trier)

Austria-Hungary, Lviv: Aneta Krzyskow, Martin Loiperdinger (University of Trier)

Austria-Hungary, Prague: Ina Lemm; Timm Kabus; Miriam Merg; Jan Hess, Nicolaj Meyer (University of Trier)

Austria-Hungary, Vienna: Anna Andres, Katharina Christ (University of Trier); Emil Mura, Alex Haider (University of Trier)

Austria-Hungary, Zagreb: Jure Marevic, Stefan Schollenberger (University of Trier)

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro: Anna Diederichs, Kim Jennifer Weber (University of Trier)

Brazil, São Paulo: Edoardo Miguel da Silva Miranda (University of Minho, Braga), Elizaveta Zimareva (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow); Rielle Navitski (University of California, Berkeley)

Czechia see Austria-Hungary

Denmark, Aarhus: Sarah Eick, Johanna Pfaab, Johanna Sattelberger, Josefa Scholz-Rommel, Katrin Tölkes (University of Trier)

France, trade press: Lea Braun; Carsten Pilger (University of Trier)

France, Metz see Germany, Metz

Germany, trade press: Martin Loiperdinger (University of Trier)

Germany, Berlin: Martin Loiperdinger (University of Trier)

Germany, Darmstadt: Anna Gröber, Sarah Lenz, Anja Mitchell (University of Trier)

Germany, Düren: Franziska Axer, Leonie Martin, Kim Schmitz, Xijie Yu (University of Trier)

Germany, Freiburg: Friederike Steurenthaler (University of Trier)

Germany, Hamburg: Martin Loiperdinger (University of Trier)

Germany, Koblenz: Sascha Müller, Benjamin Kastner (University of Trier)

Germany, Mannheim: Andrea Haller (University of Trier)

Germany, Metz: Pierre Stotzky (University of Metz)

Germany, Straubing: Karsten Hoppe (University of Trier)

Germany, Trier: Brigitte Braun (University of Trier); Christina Rönz (University of Saarbrücken)

Great Britain, trade press: Caroline Henkes (University of Trier)

Hungary see Austria-Hungary

Iceland, Reykjavík: Agnes Schindler (University of Trier)

Indonesia see Netherlands Indies

Indonesia, Djakarta see Netherlands Indies, Batavia

Italy, trade press: Mattia Lento (University of Zurich)

Japan, trade press: Sawako Ogawa (Waseda University, Tokyo)

Japan, Tokyo: Christopher Bahner (University of Trier)

Mexico, Mexico City: Rielle Navitski (University of California, Berkeley)

Netherlands, Rotterdam: Ansje van Beusekom (Utrecht University)

Netherlands, Der Totentanz: Ellen Kopatz, Insa Rauscher (University of Trier)

Netherlands Indies, Batavia: Dafna Ruppin (Utrecht University)

Netherlands Indies, Medan: Dafna Ruppin (Utrecht University)

Netherlands Indies, Der Totentanz: Ellen Kopatz, Insa Rauscher (University of Trier)

New Zealand, Der Totentanz: Ina Lemm (University of Trier)

Poland, Łódź see Russia, Łódź

Poland, Warsaw see Russia, Warsaw

Russia, trade press: Tatiana Kichkina; Julia Dudar, Alexander Moskovic (University of Trier)

Russia, Łódź: Miriam Appel, Thomas Bauer, Julia Klein, Ramona Lübeck, Maximilian Ossweiler, Serena Rüter (University of Trier); Łukasz Biskupski (Warsaw University of Social Sciences and Humanities)

Russia, Warsaw: Andrzej Debski (University of Wrocław)

Spain, Barcelona: Julio Montero, María Antonia Paz (Complutense University of Madrid)

Spain, Madrid: Alice Röder, Daphne Thees (University of Trier)

Sweden, Kalmar: Melanie Metzdorf (University of Trier)

Ukraine, Lviv see Austria-Hungary, Lviv

USA, trade press: Yasmin Yavuz, Thorsten Kretzer (University of Trier)

USA, local press: Richard Abel (University of Michigan)