Programme

11. – 13. September 2019

Wednesday, September 11

Venue: Alte Schmiede, Schönlaterngasse 9, 1010 Vienna


 

OPENING SESSION

19.00–21.00:

Chair: Josef Seethaler (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Keynotes:
Ruth Wodak (University of Vienna / Lancaster)
Revisiting Orwell’s 1984: News, Fake News, and Alternative News

Reka Kinga Papp (Editor-in-chief at Eurozine, Vienna)
Post-turth Panic. The News That Never Was

Respondent: Anton Pelinka (University of Innsbruck and Central European University Budapest)


 

Get Together

21.00:

Conference Dinner at Ristorante Rossini, Schönlaterngasse 11, 1010 Wien


Thursday, September 12

Venue: Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna | 1st floor, Sitzungssaal (conference hall)

8.30–9.00    Registration
9.00–9.15    Opening remarks | Welcome address


 

KEYNOTE SESSION

9.15–10.15
Chair: Gabriele Balbi (USI, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano)

Keynote:
Paolo Gerbaudo (King’s College London)
Digital platforms and the cyberplebeian public sphere

10.15–10.30    Coffee Break


 

PANEL I
Jeopardizing or Safeguarding Democracy?
Media and Populism through the ages

10.30–12.00
Chair: Valérie Schafer (University of Luxemburg)
Juraj Kittler (St. Lawrence University, Canton NY)
The Origins of the Populist Print in Europe. Captured in the Collection of Ferdinand Columbus in Seville

Josef Seethaler & Gabriele Melischek (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
The Collapse of the First Democratic Republic in Austria and Germany. Leading Newspapers as Indicators of Political Crisis

David Deacon & Dominic Wring (Loughborough University)
Partial Accounts. A Century of Newspaper Editorialising by the British Press

Ely Lüthi (USI, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano)
Media as Swiss defence forces. The role of radio and supercomputing in the preservation of democracy

12.00–13.15    Lunch Break


 

PANEL II
Creating friends and foes
Antagonism and alliance in, and through and against the media

13.15–14.45

Chair: Martina Thiele (University of Salzburg) tbc

Balázs Sipos (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
How to turn an enemy into friend - and vice versa. Pro-Soviet and anti-Soviet extreme right propaganda in Hungary

Stephanie Seul (University of Bremen)
The woman war correspondent as accomplice of militarism? The charges of Austrian satirist Karl Kraus against photojournalist Alice Schalek during World War I

Sanna Ryynänen (University of Jyväskylä)
Bad for any good reason. the jews in the finnish press during 1855–1939

Jacinto Godinho (University Nova Lisboa)
May 68 and Coimbra 69 in RTP. Why Did the Portuguese Television Censor the Portuguese Students Protests But Showed the Revolts in Paris?

14.45–15.00    Coffee Break


 

PANEL III
Making a Populist
How media and research shape our understanding of populism and radical politics

15.00–16.30

Chair: Gabriele Falböck (University of Vienna)

Paschal Preston (Dublin City University)
Mediatization and Features of Nationalism and Rightest Populism in Europe. Contrasting the 1900-1920 and 2000-2019 Eras

Benjamin Krämer (LMU, University of Munich)
Ahistorical and historicized (research on) right-wing populism

Christian Schwarzenegger (University of Augsburg)
Radical Media. The historical transformation of a concept between progressive counter-publics and antagonistic disinformation ecosystems

Roei Davidson (University of Haifa)
Populism and the mediated crowd. A historical and contemporary examination

16.30–17.00    Coffee Break


 

PANEL IV
Perestroika, Poverty and People
Patterns and Practices of (Anti-)Populist Discourse

17.00–18.30

Chair:  Susanne Kinnebrock (University of Augsburg)

Stefani Šovanec (University of Novi Sad)
Antifascist discourse. Values through discourse strategies

Hendrik Michael (University of Bamberg)
The Poor are Pigs! Populist Discourse and the Social Question in American periodicals of the Gilded Age

Juliane Prade-Weiss (University of Vienna)
Complaining as Speech of “the East”. Discourse Geography and Complicity in Populism

Olga Baysha (National Research University, Moscow)
Democracy without Demos. On the Negative Dialectic of the Progressive Historical Imaginary

18.30–19.30    ECREA Business Meeting and Book Launch Reception


 

Friday, September 13

Venue: Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna | 1st floor, Sitzungssaal (conference hall)

PANEL V
Weaponizing the Past
History and Memory as means of protest and polarization

9.15–10.45

Chair: Christian Oggolder (Austrian Academy of Sciences | University of Klagenfurt)

Simon Ganahl (University of Vienna)
Mediating Sovereignty. The "Turks Deliverance Celebration" in Vienna on May 14, 1933

Nelson Ribeiro (Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal)
Using History to exclude the ‘Other’. Nationalistic and Xenophobic Discourses in Salazar’s regime

Merja Ellefson (Umea University)
Remembering the civil war. From hatred to conciliation

Juan Manuel González (Universidad Internacional de la Rioja) & Mykola Makhortykh (University of Amsterdam)
Re-mixing histories, re-shaping protests. Internet memes as a form of (counter)resistance in Ukraine and Venezuela

10.45–11.00    Coffee Break


 

Panel VI
Regulating against Hate and Deception?
The role of media governance and international organizations

 

11.00–12.30

Chair: Andre Dechert (University of Münster) tbc

Hanna Suh (Seoul National University)
Media governance and democracy – the case of South Korea

Inessa Arzumanyan & Gayaneh Oshakanyan (Armenia)
Media governance, the development of media activity: use of media as a tool for Democracy in Armenia

Erik Koenen (University of Leipzig)
The League of Nations in the fight against public hate campaigns, false news and propaganda. Remarks on an almost forgotten chapter in the history of international communication and media politics

Florencia Soria (University of the Republic, Montevideo)
Uruguayan television in the sixties. Between political debate and censorship

12.30–12.45    Concluding Remarks

12.45–14.00    Farewell Lunch