LX Study Week on Mediatisation and Mediality of History in the Modern and Contemporary Era
The Italian-German Historical Institute (FBK-ISIG) oﬀers 10 grants to cover board and lodgings expenses for the days of the conference
From 19 to 21 September 2018 the the Italian-German Historical Institute organizes the LX Study Week dedicated to the theme of Mediatisation and Mediality of History in the Modern and Contemporary Era. The general frame of reference is the history of communication media, which will be analysed from the speciﬁc point of view of mediatisation studies.
The term “mediatisation” here refers to a series of long term historical processes, characterized by a growing permeability of society to conditioning by means of communication, and the phenomena of self-perception that society develops through the media. Within this historiographical framework, the Study Week will investigate through a multidimensional approach the changes in the media in the context of the socio-political and cultural transformations that have typiﬁed the early modern and contemporary era. Dealing with the theme of mediatisation from a historical perspective makes it possible to reconstruct the development of the media through all dimensions (economic, technical, cultural, political) by analysing the content, strategies of use, and the eﬀects the media have produced in diﬀerent historical contexts.
The Italian-German Historical Institute oﬀers 10 grants to cover board and lodgings expenses for the days of the conference. Travel expenses will be refunded up to a maximum of € 200. Participation to the Study week is open to doctoral and post-doctoral students of any nationality, who have ongoing research projects in the ﬁeld of the history of media. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to discuss their research in a stimulating context of scientiﬁc exchange and with experts in the ﬁeld.
Applications must be submitted by e-mail within 15 July 2018 to the Secretariat of FBK- ISIG () together with the following documentation:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Description of the research project object of discussion (max 3000 keystrokes)
- Letter of support from a university professor or academic expert in the ﬁeld
Presentations may be in the Italian, German, or English languages. Scholarship applicants are required to attend the study days.