11. – 13. September 2019

ECREA 2019 Vienna Conference Programme as PDF

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ECREA 2019 Vienna Conference Abstracts as PDF

Wednesday, September 11

Venue: Alte Schmiede, Schönlaterngasse 9, 1010 Vienna

Note: Attending the Opening Session on September 11, 2019, at the Alte Schmiede, is free! Conference Registration is NOT required!



Chair: Josef Seethaler (Austrian Academy of Sciences/ University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

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

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

Respondent: Anton Pelinka (University of Innsbruck, Austria / Central European University Budapest, Hungary)

Get Together


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


Chair: Gabriele Balbi (Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland)

Paolo Gerbaudo (King’s College London, UK)
Digital Platforms and the Cyberplebeian Public Sphere

10.15–10.30    Coffee Break

Jeopardizing or Safeguarding Democracy?
Media and Populism through the ages

Chair: Valérie Schafer (University of Luxemburg; Luxemburg)
Juraj Kittler (St. Lawrence University, USA)
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 / University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
The Collapse of the First Democratic Republic in Austria and Germany. Leading Newspapers as Indicators of Political Crisis

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

Hanna Suh (Seoul National University, South Korea)
Media Governance and Democracy. The Case of South Korea

12.00–13.15    Lunch Break (INIGO)

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


Chair: Cornelia Brantner (IWAF, Austria)

Balázs Sipos (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)
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, Germany)
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, Finland)
Bad for Any Good Reason. The Jews in the Finnish Press During 1855–1939

Jacinto Godinho (NOVA University Lisboa, Portugal)
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

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


Chair: Gabriele Falböck (University of Vienna, Austria)

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

Benjamin Krämer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany)
Ahistorical and Historicized (Research on) Right-Wing Populism

Christian Schwarzenegger (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Radical Media. The Historical Transformation of a Concept Between Progressive Counter-Publics and Antagonistic Disinformation Ecosystems

Roei Davidson (University of Haifa, Israel)
Populism and the Mediated Crowd. A Historical and Contemporary Examination

16.30–17.00    Coffee Break

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


Chair:  Susanne Kinnebrock (University of Augsburg, Germany)

Stefani Šovanec (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)
Antifascist discourse. Values Through Discourse Strategies

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

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

Olga Baysha (National Research University/Higher School of Economics, Russia)
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)

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


Chair: Christian Oggolder (Austrian Academy of Sciences / University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

Simon Ganahl (University of Vienna, Austria)
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, Sweden)
Remembering the Civil War. From Hatred to Conciliation

Juan Manuel González (Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Spain) & Mykola Makhortykh (University of Bern, Switzerland)
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


Chair: Christian Schwarzenegger(University of Augsburg, Germany)

Ely Lüthi (Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland)
Media As Swiss Defence Forces. The Role of Radio and Supercomputing in the Preservation of Democracy

Inessa Arzumanyan & Gayaneh Oshakanyan (Armenia)
Media Governance, the Development of Media Activity: Use of Media as a Tool for Democracy in Armenia

Erik Koenen (Leipzig University, Germany)
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

12.15–12.30    Concluding Remarks

12.30–14.00    Farewell Lunch (INIGO)