Entangled Media Histories

A research network for European media historians since 2013


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Wednesday May 17

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

Thursday May 18

9.00–9.30 Welcome and opening session (Main Auditorium, SOL) (Marie Cronqvist & Charlie Järpvall)

Welcome remarks by Johannes Persson, dean of research, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology.

9.30–10.30 Keynote (chair: Hugh Chignell)

Michele Hilmes (University of Wisconsin-Madison): ‘Spies, Commies, and Hairdressers. The Perfidious Entanglements of Media History’

10.30–11.00       Coffee (Old Bishop’s House)

11.00–12.30 Session I: Materialities  (chair: Alec 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’

11.00–12.30 Session II: Entangled identities (chair: Ulrika Holgersson, room: 2nd floor)

Balázs Sipos (Eötvös Lorand 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 Emuziene (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)

13.30–15.30 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’

15.30–16.00       Coffee

16.00–18.00 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’

16.00–18.00 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): ‘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 (chair: Kristin Skoog, room: 3rd floor)

Alec 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’

Valerie Robert (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle): ‘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’

10.30–12.30 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 television programme Das 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’

13.30–15.30 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): ‘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 Maximilian 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, room: 3rd floor)

Michele Hilmes, Jamie Medhurst, Simo Mikkonen

19.30–    Dinner