Launch of the European (Post)Socialist Television History Network

The European (Post)Socialist Televsion History Network has recently come into existence. The network is a first collaborative platform dedicated to furthering comparative research into (post)socialist television histories and contributing to transnational approaches to television in Europe. The network is coordinated by Dana Mustata (University of Groningen) together with Anikó Imre (University of Southern California), Irena Carpentier Reifová (Charles University Prague), Lars Lundgren (Södertörn University Stockholm) and Ferenc Hammer (ELTE University Budapest). It will be collaborating closely with the European Television History Network. 

To mark its launch, the European (Post)Socialist Television History Network together with the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn University organizes a one-day international seminar on ‘Television Histories in (Post)Socialist Europe’, which will take place on November 7th, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. The event is a full day of round table discussions and presentations exploring the state of the art and a future agenda for studying (post)socialist television in Europe. Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to:

  • Remembering the socialist past
  • Television audiences in (post)socialist Europe
  • Technopolitics of television under socialism
  • Transnational relations of socialist television
  • Socialist television programmes
  • Screening socialist events
  • Methodological and theoretical challenges of studying (post)socialist television
  • Contributions of (post)socialist television to European television history
  • Archival challenges of accessing (post)socialist television

Confirmed speakers:

Sabina Mihelj – keynote speaker (Loughborough University, UK)

Anikó Imre (University of Southern California, USA)

Irena Carpentier Reifová (Charles University, Czech Republic)

Lars Lundgren (Södertörn University, Sweden)

Ferenc Hammer (ELTE University, Hungary)

Dana Mustata (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)

Patrik Åker (Södertörn University, Sweden)

Additional speakers to be announced.

 

Those interested in presenting are asked to send a 150-word abstract to D.Mustata@rug.nl by October 11th, 2013

To attend the seminar, please register for free at: http://post-socialisttvhistory.eventbrite.com.

Those interested in joining the European (Post)Socialist Television History Network can email Dana Mustata at D.Mustata@rug.nl. 

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