Martin Loiperdinger has been Professor of Media Studies at the University of Trier from 1998 to 2018. From 1993 to 1997 he was Deputy Director of the German Film Institute (DIF). His contributions to film and cinema studies include articles, books, exhibitions, dvds, and television features. With Frank Kessler and Sabine Lenk, he co-edited KINtop, the German yearbook of early cinema, from 1992 to 2006. With them, he has been co-editor of the series KINtop Schriften, from 1992 to 2012, and of the series KINtop. Studies in Early Cinema since 2011. He co-curated the dvds Crazy Cinématographe 1896-1916 (2007) and Screening the Poor 1888-1914 (2011). He edited Celluloid Goes Digital (2003), Travelling Cinema in Europe (2008), and Early Cinema Today. The Art of Programming and Live Performance (2011). With Uli Jung, he co-edited Geschichte des dokumentarischen Films in Deutschland, vol. 1 (2005; Willy Haas Award for the Best Booklength Publication on German Cinema 2006), and Importing Asta Nielsen: The International Film Star in the Making 1910-1914 (2013). Since 2000, he conducted the research focus Screen1900 at the University of Trier. Since 2012, he has been curating the Importing Asta Nielsen Database. With Yvonne Zimmermann, he conducted the research project “Asta Nielsen - the international film star and the emergence of the star system 1910-1914”, from 2018 to 2022. In 2022, he received the prize of Deutscher Kinematheksverbund for his life achievement in researching and curating documentary film and early cinema.
Martin Loiperdinger: Emilie Altenloh. In: Alexander Geimer, Carsten Heinze, Rainer Winter (Hg.): Handbuch Filmsoziologie. Band 1. Springer VS: Wiesbaden 2021, S. 11-20.
Victor Chavez, Martin Loiperdinger: Asta Nielsen Film Trade in Great Britain: Pioneering the Exclusive Long Feature Star Series before the First World War. In: Yvonne Zimmermann (ed): Asta Nielsen, the Film Star System and the Introduction of the Long Feature Film, Early Popular Visual Culture, vol. 19, nos. 2-3 (2021), pp. 149-175. https://doi.org/10.1080/17460654.2021.2058184
Martin Loiperdinger: Not Only Divas: Special Features of Films in Cinema Advertising in Trieste before the First World War. In: Yvonne Zimmermann (ed): Asta Nielsen, the Film Star System and the Introduction of the Long Feature Film, Early Popular Visual Culture, vol. 19, nos. 2-3 (2021), pp. 201-228. https://doi.org/10.1080/17460654.2021.2058191