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CfP: International Summer School on Transnational Radio History
The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is delighted to announce a Summer School on Transnational Radio History, hosted by the University of Luxembourg / C²DH, and including two full-day excursions to the historic transmitter sites of Europe 1 (in Berus, Germany) and Radio Luxembourg (in Junglinster, Luxembourg). The Summer School is organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Saarland / Germany and the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg in the context of the European Year of Culture 2018.

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.

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.


Confirmed keynote speakers


Dates and venue

Date: 18-22 June 2018

Venue: Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), Campus Belval, University of Luxembourg

Deadline for applications: 15th of March 2018 

Notification of acceptance: 1st of April 2018



Please direct queries and send your applications to richard.legay@uni.lu


Practical Organisation

Prof. Dr. Andreas Fickers & Richard Legay (C²DH, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History)


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