Conference Program and Venue



Day 1 – 7. Sept. 2017

Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Humanities (Múzeum körút 6-8.) (Map)

17.00–17.45 Registration

17.45 Opening remarks, Welcome address

Balázs Sipos (Research Center of Women’s History, Eötvös Loránd University) & Nelson Ribeiro (Research Centre for Communication and Culture, Catholic University of Portugal)


Chair: Nelson Ribeiro

  • Tibor Frank: Innovations and the Rise of Nationalism in Modern East-Central Europe in the long 19th century (Eötvös Loránd University)
  • Andrea Pető: Communicating Difference: Gender, Memory and Post WWII Trials (Central European University)
  • 20.00 – Dinner

Day 2 – 8. Sept. 2017

Kossuth Klub (Múzeum u. 7.) (Map)

 8.45–9.15 Registration

9.15–10.45 Session 1: The History of the Field First! Methodologies and Research, Minorities and Majorities

Chair: Manuel Menke

  • Merja Ellefson: Media history and methodological nationalism (University of Umea)
  • Edward Brennan: Practical Recollection, Media and Power (Dublin Institute of Technology)
  • Christian Schwarzenegger, Thomas Birkner, Andreas Scheu: Collective memory and the construction of our disciplinary identity. The case of Critical Communication Studies (University of Augsburg, University of Münster)
  • Philipp Lodge: A contested history of core and periphery: the Macmillan government’s influence on the establishment of the Centre for Mass Communication Research at the University of Leicester (Independent Scholar, UK)

10.45–11.15 Coffee Break


Chair: Gabriele Balbi

Susanne Kinnebrock: Why outcasts matter? Minority voices, social movements and historical change (University of Augsburg)

12.00–13.30 Lunch Break

13.30–15.00 Session 2: Minority Report. Politics and the press in historical perspective

Chair: Thomas Birkner

  • Stephanie Seul: Promoting the Jewish war experience 1914-1918 in the German-Jewish minority press (University of Bremen)
  • Hana Prazakova: Economical weekly magazine “Die Wirtschaft” and its reflection of Czech – German relations in the 1920s (Charles University Prague)
  • Sanna Ryynänen: Outsiders of the Finnish press – From the cunning Jews of the 19th and 20th centuries to the suspicious refugees of the 21st century (University of Jyväskylä)


 15.00–15.30 Coffee Break

 15.30–17.00 Session 3: The Burnt Identity. Minority media and struggles for identity

 Chair: Maria Löblich

  • Yonatan Fialkoff, Menahem Blondheim, Elihu Katz, Chilik Laub: Majority and minority media: a case study of an ancient empire (Hebrew University)
  • Christian Oggolder: United by a joint enemy: The integrative function of anti-Turkish media in Early Modern History (Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies – OeAW/AAU)
  • Gabriele Falböck& Christian Schwarzenegger: Austria first, America second? The Austro American Tribune (1943-48) and its role for the many lives and loyalties of Austrians in Exile (University of Vienna, University of Augsburg)


 17.00–18.00 Remembering Klaus Arnold

 19.30/20.00 Dinner

Day 3 –9 Sept. 2017

Kossuth Klub (Múzeum u. 7.) (Map)

 9.00–10.30 Session  4: Do you Remember? Memories and Reflections of Media Use

 Chair: Merja Ellefson

  • Charlotte Nilsson: Media use in the periphery? Early 20th century mail order catalogues and retailing in rural Sweden (Lund University)
  • Christine Lohmeier: Remembering and forgetting women’s works, lives and stories (University of Bremen)
  • Maria Löblich: A “Third Germany”? Media usage in West-Berlin in the 1980s (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Andre Dechert: Changing Family Ideals and the Enclosure of Minorities: Mainstream Press Coverage of US-American Sitcoms, 1981-1992 (Augsburg University)

10.30–11.00 Coffee Break

11.00–11.45 Keynote Session C

Chair: Christian Schwarzenegger

Erika Szívós: Minorities and the Urban Space in Historic Budapest: Discourses and Representations from the 19th to the 21st Century (Eötvös Loránd University)

11.45–12.30 Business Meeting

12.30–13.45 Lunch Break

13.45–15.15 Session 5: David and Goliath. The majority looks at the minority in communication history

Chair: Stephanie Seul

  • Epp Lauk: The historical and political contexts of Russian-language (minority) media in Estonia (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Hanna Suh: Media representations of North Koreans in South Korean Films (Seoul National University)
  • Desirée Dörner: How to get out of the ghetto? Transferring feminist discourse from minority to mainstream media (University of Augsburg)


15.15–15.45 Coffee Break

15.45–17.15 Session 6: Radicals and Nationalists. Construction of Political Discourses in historical perspective

Chair: Epp Lauk

  • Balázs Kiss: Event, Network, Semiosis. Theoretical and Methodological Issues of a Projection Political Communication History (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Gabriella Szabó: Practical guide for Radicals of Righting Hungary. Communicative construction of radical right political identity between 1993 and 2006 (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Attila Bata (Eötvös Loránd University): The communication of the leftwing community in Hungary (1998-2006)
  • Stephen Westlake: The Helsinki Final Act and the increasing inclusion of opposition voices within Hungary’s public sphere: A view from the Radio Free Europe Archives (Central European University)

17.15–17.30 Concluding Remarks, Farewell




Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities

Kossuth Klub

How to get from the university (“Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem Bölcsészettudományi Kar”) to the club? Map


Sipos Balázs, PhD
Research Center of Women’s History / Department of Modern and Contemporary Hungarian History
Eötvös Loránd University