Crossing Borders

ICA Preconference

Crossing Borders: Researching Transnational Media History

Sponsored by the Communication History Division

Fukuoka Sea Hawk Hotel, 9 June 2016

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# 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