Archiv für den Monat März 2017

Tracing Entanglements in Media History – Conference in Lund, May 17-19

A conference at The Old Bishop’s House, Lund University, Sweden, May 17–19, 2017

The Entangled Media Histories (EMHIS) research and teaching network will host a final (or transitional) conference at Lund University to discuss new ways of studying media history. Since its commencement in 2013, EMHIS has worked to create an arena for international dialogue on the historical dimensions of transborder and transmedial flows by means of the concept entangled history. Our main academic aim has been to challenge the traditional blind spots in perspective and common methodological nationalism of media historical scholarship. With some important exceptions (such as for example Hilmes 2012; Fickers & Johnson 2012; Ribeiro & Seul 2016), media history has thus far often tended to be discussed within national contexts (which also includes most ‚comparative‘ studies) and from a mono-medial perspective, focusing exclusively on one medium at a time such as for example the press, radio or television. The fact that there are – and always have been – manifold cross-border and cross-medial interrelations has not always been properly highlighted (see Cronqvist & Hilgert 2017).