The Summer School focuses on the history of transnational radio in the 20th century, more specifically on the material, technical, and architectural histories of radio as a symbolic media of transnational communication in Europe and beyond. Following recent trends in media historiography, the Summer School aims at problematizing and reflecting on radio as one of the most important technologies of transborder and transnational communication, emphasizing its role as cultural mediator and political actor in the modern media landscape. The Summer School is looking for post-graduate and doctoral students as well as early career scholars to discuss ongoing research projects in this field as well as neighbouring disciplines (media studies, cultural studies, material studies). The program will offer a combination of keynote lectures by senior scholars, round-table discussions and individual research project presentations, enriched by two media-archaeological site visits to iconic buildings of modern radio architecture: the 1931 transmitter station of Radio Luxembourg in Junglinster, and the 1954 transmitter hall of Europe 1 in Berus.
Confirmed keynote speakers
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fickers (C²DH, LU)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Badenoch (Free University of Amsterdam, NL)
Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner (Hans Bredow Institute / Hamburg, D)
Dr Kristin Skoog (Centre for Media History / Bournemouth University, UK)
Working language will be English, but proposals in French and German are also welcome. Deadline for the submission of applications (300 words abstract of the research topic and a short bio) to the organisers is the 15 March 2018. Large parts of the costs for accommodation and travelling will be sponsored by the organisers.
Please direct queries and send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org