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February 19, 2013

CFP Conference: Television in Europe beyond the Iron Curtain: National and transnational perspectives since the 1950s

Deadline: March 15, 2012

The rise of television as a mass medium in the 1950s and 1960s took place in many European countries, East and West, at approximately the same time. The changes television brought were not only technological, but also societal, affecting most people’s daily lives. These changes included a rearrangement of living rooms placing the television set in the center and a corresponding readjustment and re-evaluation of public and private spheres. The parallels within Europe and across the Iron Curtain regarding the rapid spread of television towers and TV sets, program development, and other related aspects are at least as striking as the more familiar political and ideological differences.

Full description and instructions for abstract submission are here: http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/termine/id=21103

Posted by jmkirsch at February 19, 2013 12:13 PM