Tracing Entanglements in Media History

Lund, 17.–19.05.2017. Tagung des Forschungsnetzwerks Entangled Media Histories (EMHIS), organisiert vom Fachbereich  Media History an der Lund University in Kooperation mit dem Centre for Media History at Bournemouth University, UK, und dem Hans Bredow Institut für Medienforschung, u. a. mit Vorträgen von Hans-Ulrich Wagner/Philipp Seuferling und Alina Laura Tiews/Christoph Hilgert/Gloria Khamkar

How to get there: Main Auditorium, SOL (Humanisthuset, 1 floor, Hörsalen), Old Bishop’s House (Gamla Biskopshuset, Biskopsgatan 1)

Programme

Wednesday May 17:

18 Registration and reception with tapas (Old Bishop’s House)

Thursday May 18:

9.00–9.30 Welcome and opening session (Main Auditorium, SOL)
Introductory remarks by Marie Cronqvist & Charlie Järpvall
Welcome remarks by Johannes Persson, dean of research, Joint faculties of HT

9.30–10.30 Keynote I (chair: Hugh Chignell)
Michele Hilmes (University of Wisconsin-Madison): ‘Spies, Commies, and Hairdressers. The Perfidious Entanglements of Media History’

10.30–11 Coffee (Old Bishop’s House)

11–12.30 Session I: Materialities (chair: Alexander Badenoch, room: 3rd floor)
Päivi Timonen (University of Helsinki): ‘Ceremonial gift-giving in state visits’
Johan Jarlbrink (Umeå University): ‘Paper flows. Wood pulp and politics around 1910’
Martin Karlsson (Stockholm University): ‘Between presence and representation – an exploration of Mayday in early Swedish cinema’
Espen Ytreberg (University of Oslo): ‘Mediated simultaneities and the 1914 Oslo centenary jubilee exhibition’

Session II: Entangled identities (chair: Ulrika Holgersson, room: 2nd floor)
Balázs Sipos (Eötvös Loránd University): ‘”Modern girl around the world”. Transnational media representation and transcultural conflicts in the interwar Hungary’
Aline Maldener (Saarland University): ‘Entangled youth mass media in 1960s and 70s Western Europe’
Emilia Ljungberg (Karlstad University): ‘”We are a travelling people”. Travel journalism and the entanglements of a modern national identity’
Ina Ėmužienė (Vytautas Magnus University): ‘Lithuanian-American radio and TV. Connection, identity and heritage’

12.30–13.30 Lunch

13.30–15.30 Session III: Transnational agency (chair: Laura Saarenmaa, room: 3rd floor)
Emil Stjernholm (Lund University): ‘An entangled agent. Gösta Werner and the production of German film propaganda in Sweden during WWII’
Kate Terkanian/Hugh Chignell (Bournemouth University): ‘Nesta Pain at the BBC. The entangled producer’
Stephanie Seul (University of Bremen): ‘Trans-medial entanglements in the wartime oeuvre of Alice Schalek. War journalism, photography, books and public lectures (1915–1917)’
Mariah Larsson (Linnaeus University): ‘Porn travels. Transnational entanglements of pornography in the pre-digital era’
Saniya Lee Ghanoui (University of Illinois): ‘Curious circuits. The transnational controversies over sex education and I am Curious (Yellow)’

Session IV: Entangled politics (chair: Patrik Lundell, room: 2nd floor)
Nelson Ribeiro (Catholic University of Portugal): ‘West/East Entanglements during the Cold War. Shortwave broadcasting as a tool of (counter)propaganda’
Tony Stoller (Bournemouth University): ‘Entangled milestones in post-war political history through classical music performances and radio broadcasts’
Ulf Zander (Lund University): ‘Great patriotic media. Transnational film, nationalistic politics – the case of The Brest Fortress/Fortress of War (2010)’
Helena Lima (University of Porto): ‘The binding of Portuguese speaking audiences and the war propaganda effort. The British illustrated press for Portugal and Brazil during WWI’
Anne F. MacLennan (York University): ‘Entangled media policy and history. The development of broadcasting policy and practice in Canada framed by international precedents’

15.30–16 Coffee

16–18.00 Session V: Transmedia (chair: Alina Laura Tiews, room: 3rd floor)
Katy Vaughan (Bournemouth University): ‘Walter Goehr’s Malpopita. Germany’s first radio opera’
John Wyver (University of Westminister): ‘Theatre and television tangled together in Britain, 1930–60’
Yuliya Komska (Dartmouth College): ‘The visual turn in the transatlantic memory of Radio Free Europe’
Gert Jan Harkema (Stockholm University): ‘Of the lamp and the light. Aladin ou la lampe merveilleuse (1897–98) between stage and screen’
Jamie Medhurst (University of Aberystwyth): ’The entangled history of pre-war television in Britain’

Session VI: Perspectives on media historical methodologies (chair: Christoph Classen, room: 2nd floor)
Merja Ellefson (Umeå University): ‘Minority media and methodological nationalism’
Sigrun Lehnert (Hamburg Media School): ‘Tracing entangled media history in archives’
Suzanne Langlois (York University/Glendon College): ‘On distant shelves. The sounds and images of the filmstrip UNRRA goes into action (1945)’
Sofi Qvarnström (Lund University): ‘Rhetorical perspectives in media historical research’ 19.00 Dinner buffet

Friday May 19

9.00–10.00 Keynote II (Main Auditorium, SOL) (chair: Christoph Hilgert)
Simo Mikkonen (University of Jyväskylä): ‘Battle for headlines and audiences? Entangled media histories and cultural exchange in the Cold War’

10.00–10.30 Coffee (Old Bishop’s House)

10.30–12.30 Session VII: Media Circulation 1 (chair: Kristin Skoog, room: 3rd floor)
Alexander Badenoch (University of Utrecht): ‘Translating the top 40. Charting the borders of pop music in 1960s Europe’
Olof Hedling (Lund University): ‘The entangled media geographies of the Nordics. Scandinavian production practices through the prism of audio-visual Nordic Noir’
Valérie Robert (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle): ’Audiovisuel public or Staatsrundfunk? The Entangled Representations of French Public Broadcasting in the German Press’
Pol Dalmau (European University Institute): ‘Cultural transfers across media systems. Circulation of journalistic practices between England, Italy and Spain in the late 19th century’
Gene Allen (Ryerson University): ‘The international news system as entangled history. The view from Associated Press, 1918–1950’

Session VIII: Entangled journalisms (chair: Johan Jarlbrink, room: 2nd floor)
Anne-Christin Klotz (Freie Universität): ‘Berlin Warszawa Express. The Polish-Jewish press as transmission belt between the Jewish communities in Berlin and Warszaw during the rise of National Socialism in 1933’
Mike Meissner/Philomen Schönhagen (University of Fribourg): ‘The entanglement of public relations and journalism in the 19th and early 20th century in German-speaking countries’
Nermeen Alazrak (Cairo University): ‘Entangled socio-political and transnational frameworks of Egyptian press legislations. A historical multidimensional study (1828–1960)’
Ulrich Brandenburg (University of Zürich): ‘German conspiracy or Middle Eastern fantasy? The question of origin in a transnational hoax of 1906’

12.30–13.30 Lunch

13.30–15.30 Session IX: Media Circulation 2 (chair: Jamie Medhurst, room: 3rd floor)
Christoph Classen (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam): ‘Three times a Sandman. Competition, copying, and exchange between children’s television in East- and West Germany’
Marie Cronqvist (Lund University): ‘From communist hero to beloved capitalist. The cultural transfer of the GDR children’s programme Unser Sandmännchen to Sweden in the early 1970s’
Helle Strandgaard Jensen (Aarhus University): ‘Selling Sesame Street to Europe. Not as easy as you think!’
Andre Dechert (University of Augsburg): ‘”Invisible” agents of transnational entanglement. Producer representatives and US-American TV series in West Germany, Switzerland and Austria, 1950s–1960s’
Hans-Ulrich Wagner/Philipp Seuferling (University of Hamburg): ‘Documenting forced migration on screen. Entangled histories of refugee documentaries in Germany and Sweden’

Session X: Entangled public spheres (chair: Sune Bechmann Pedersen, room: 2nd floor)
Natalia Konradova (Freie Universität): ‘First contact. Soviet Union goes Usenet’
Ragni Svensson (Lund University): ‘Nordic book café culture in the 1970s’
Heidi Kurvinen (University of Oulu/Stockholm University): ‘Entanglements of radical gender role ideology in Finnish and Swedish media of the 1960s’
Alina Laura Tiews/Christoph Hilgert/Gloria Khamkar (University of Hamburg/Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität/Bournemouth University): ‘Airtime for newcomers. Radio’s contributions for making
migrants feel at home in a new homeland’

15.30–16 Coffee

16–17.30 Concluding remarks (chair: Hans-Ulrich Wagner)
Michele Hilmes, Jamie Medhurst, Simo Mikkonen

19.30– Dinner banquet

Contact, organisers

Marie Cronqvist, , +46-733198862
Charlie Järpvall, , +46-739550352
To all participants – a warm welcome to Lund!

This conference is arranged by the unit for Media History at Lund University in close cooperation with the Centre for Media History at Bournemouth University, UK, and the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research in Hamburg, Germany. Since 2013, these three sites have been collaborating within the network ‘Entangled Media Histories (EMHIS)’. EMHIS, and this conference, is generously funded by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT).
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