Crossing Borders

ICA Preconference

Crossing Borders: Researching Transnational Media History

Sponsored by the Communication History Division

Fukuoka Sea Hawk Hotel, 9 June 2016

8:10 – 8:30 – Welcome

8:30 – 9:50 – Parallel Sessions 1 & 2

Room 1 – Crossing the Iron Curtain: Producing and Exchanging Media Content during the Cold War

  • Dreaming of European Media during the Cold War: Louis Armand and the Tour Lumière Cybernétique Project (1965-1971), Dominique Trudel
  • The transnational past as global present: Challenges to journalistic practice at Radio Free Europe during the cold war, Susan D. Haas
  • ‘Colossal Misunderstanding': The Transnational Media Narration of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Julia Sonnevend

Chair: Richard Popp

Room 2 – Intercultural Exchange and Media Diplomacy

  • Transforming Symbolisms: Reinterpreting the Goddess of Democracy as the Victims of Communism Memorial, Samantha Oliver
  • Managing China’s Image Through Their Eyes: Co-optation, Co-operation and Western Journalists in Wartime China, 1937-1945, Yong Volz
  • Shifting Kanji transnationally: Japan’s national language program and a U.S. Japanese-language newspaper before and after WWII, Kristin Gustafson & Rena Kawasaki
  • Beyond Western Europe: public service broadcasting as a global historical moment, Jerome Bourdon & Nahuel Ribke

Chair: Nour Halabi

9:50 – 10:10 – Coffee Break

10:10 – 11:30 – Parallel Sessions 3 & 4

Room 1 – News, Music and Propaganda on the Airwaves

  • Listening in Secret: The BBC Polish Service 1939-45, Suzanne Franks & Agnieszka Morriss
  • Reaching the Colonial Territories in Africa and Asia: Portuguese Media Content travelling to the Empire, Nelson Ribeiro, Rogério Santos & Sílvio Santos
  • Transnational Modernity: The Case of Radio Ceylon, Biswarup Sen
  • Radio ‘in Translation’ – how the pioneers of UK independent local radio (ILR) in the 1970s adapted, and were inspired by, the practices and output of commercial radio in North America and Australasia, Richard Rudin

Chair: David Park

Room 2 – Transborder Influences on Media Production and Content

  • ‘Americanization of the Press': The Success of American Journalism in the Habsburg Empire, 1850-1910, Gabriele Melischek & Josef Seethaler
  • Pacific Crossings? American Progressivism and the Making of Journalism in China from the Late 19th Century to 1920s, Junbin Su
  • The German immigration and its impact on the development of an advertising industry: The Case of the Land of Israel in the 1930s, Osnat Roth-Cohen
  • Transnational Magazine Work in the Interwar Period: Erich Salomon and Stefan Lorant, Annie Rudd

Chair: Manuel Menke

11:30 – 12:10 – Keynote

How Holidays Travel: The Case of Purim, Elihu Katz & Menahem Blondheim

  • Chair: Nelson Ribeiro
  • Discussant: Michael Schudson

12:10 – 13:00 – Lunch

13:00 – 14:20 – Parallel Sessions 5 & 6

Room 1 – Empires, Surveillance & Control

  • An Empire that Innis Missed: Time and Space Biases in the Persian Empire according to the Biblical Book of Esther, Elihu Katz & Menahem Blondheim
  • The British Ministry of Information as Transnational Publisher, Marc Wiggam
  • BBC Monitoring – Watching the World, Suzanne Franks

Chair: Nour Halabi

Room 2 – Narratives and Reception in Transnational Media

  • The PRESSA (International Press Exhibition Cologne 1928) and the conceptualisation of the press as a transnational agent of peace, Stephanie Seul
  • Broadcasting in the Cause of Peace, David Goodman
  • Spreading Vice: The establishment of Vice Magazine and Vice Media as transnational phenomenon in the 1990s, Henrik Bødker
  • Transnational media-reception as a mundane practice: Historical development of routines, motives and logics of cross-border media use, Christian Schwarzenegger

Chair: Nicole Maurantonio

14:20 – 14:40 – Coffee Break

14:40 – 16:00 – Parallel Sessions 7 & 8

Room 1 – Communicating Transnational History

  • History sells! But what kind of historical narratives are sold? An analysis of the presentation of transnational history in European popular history magazines, Manuel Menke & Susanne Kinnebrock
  • Producing global media memories: Media events and the power dynamics of transnational television history, Lars Lundgren & Christine E. Evans
  • “The 10 most evil people in history”– How Ordinary People Communicate History in Social Media: (Trans)national Perspectives, Historical Factuality and the race for maximized attention, Christian Schwarzenegger
  • Transnational History and Media Memories: Facebook as Transnational Digital Archive?, Anne Kaun & Fredrik Stiernstedt

Chair: Thomas Birkner

Respondent: Gabrielle Balbi

Room 2 – Media Form and Content: Transnational Circulation

  • Learn to produce classic TV: BBC’s influences on China’s early television drama production, George Guo
  • “Fashion” in the Socialism New China: The Chinese version of international fashion magazines during the 1980s and 1990s, Xiyang Tang
  • Beyond Orientalism, or who’s the “great imitator?”: Critical reflections on Japanese transcultural influence, Fabienne Darling-Wolf
  • Japanese animation as a model of cross-cultural communication, Vincenzo De Masi

Chair: Nelson Ribeiro

16:10 – 17:00 – Roundtable

Researching Transnational Media History: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges

  • Barbie Zelizer
  • Sandra Braman
  • Susanne Kinnebrock

Chair: David Park