On Finding Hidden Figures:

An Experiment in Open Peer Review

  • Denise Youngblood University of Vermont
Keywords: Evgenii Bauer; Aleksandr Drankov; Natascha Drubek; Iakov Protazanov; Aleksandr Shiriaev; Russian Empire; Pordenone Silent Film Festival; cinema history; historiography; canon; film


This short essay is an open peer commentary for the first part of Natascha Drubek’s forthcoming monograph Hidden Figures: Rewriting the History of Cinema in the Empire of All the Russias, which appeared in this issue as pre-print at the end of 2021. It is intended to generate discussion about the issues raised by Drubek’s research in advance of the full publication of the book.

How to Cite
Youngblood, Denise. 2021. “On Finding Hidden Figures:: An Experiment in Open Peer Review”. Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe, no. 13 (December):145-47. https://doi.org/10.17892/app.2021.00013.286.