European Media Events

02 Maggio 2019 | 11:00 — 13:00

FBK Aula Piccola

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali

FBK Aula Piccola

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali

Spatial and cultural constructions such as “Europe” constitute themselves to a considerable extent through communication. Since 1500, the conception of Europe has consolidated itself through a series of media events which served to present and transfer integrative interpretations of its identity. Key events such as the Reformation, the French Revolution or the moon landing were based on specific medial structures which transformed these occurrences into events, thereby generating shared collective perceptions and emotions. The archiving of these events in a common European memory is subject to the same level of media influence. The speech introduces and explores the term “media event” and, with the assistance of a number of examples, traces the development of this concept since the 15th century.

Frank Bösch, European media events (http://ieg-ego.eu/en/threads/european-media/european-media-events)

Coordinatore scientifico: Christoph Cornelißen (FBK-ISIG, Frankfurt a.M.)

 

Guest Speakers

  • Relatore ospite
    dirige il Centro di Storia contemporanea (ZZF) di Potsdam ed è Professore ordinario di Storia tedesca ed europea nel XX secolo. Tra le sue pubblicazioni si segnalano: Zeitenwende 1979. Als die Welt von heute begann, München, Beck-Verlag, 2019; Mass Media and Historical Change: Germany in International Perspective, 1400-2000, Oxford/New York, Berghahn, 2015; Öffentliche Geheimnisse. Skandale, Politik und Medien in Deutschland und Großbritannien 1880-1914, München, Oldenbourg, 2009.

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