Abstract


Research work is mainly focused on the integrating and identity forming potential of the media. However, in a constantly changing and increasingly diverse society, the principal emphasis has been on theoretical considerations as to whether and in what form the media could and should offer an integrative potential, and on how far concepts of inclusion should replace earlier ideas of an “integration” function. Nevertheless, it is obvious that modern societies cannot function without at least a minimum of national identity. Therefore, one needs to ask how a socially acceptable and peace-enhancing national identity can be developed and what role the media are playing in the identity formation process.

Financing


Austrian Ministry of Science and Research, within the framework of its South Eastern European Science Cooperation Initiative: Subproject “Western Balkan Countries and the EU: Reciprocal Perceptions, Expectations and Skepticism”

National Science Centre Poland: Subproject “Media Coverage of the Polish EU Presidency”

Cultural Department of the City of Vienna: Congress organization “Vienna Forum of Social Sciences”

CMC Staff


Josef Seethaler (Project Leader)

Romy Wöhlert 

Cooperation Partners


Subproject “Dynamics of National Identity”:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Grimm, University of Vienna, Department of Communication,

Prof. Leonie Huddy, PhD, Stony Brook University New York, Department of Political Sciences

Prof. Dr. Peter Schmidt, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Institut für Politikwissenschaft

 

Subproject “Media Coverage of the Polish EU Presidency”:

Adam-Mickiewicz-University Posen

 

Subproject: “Western Balkan Countries and the EU: Reciprocal Perceptions, Expectations and Skepticism”

Media Centar Sarajevo

University of Belgrade

University of Primorska

Congress Organisation


Annual Conference of the International and Intercultural Communication Section of the German Communication Association (with the Austrian Foreign Ministry and the Comenius University Bratislava), Vienna and Bratislava, 4-5 October 2013

Vienna Forum of Social Sciences (with the Forum for Methods at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna, and the Austrian Association for Communication Science (ÖGK)), Vienna, 1-2 December 2011 

Publications and Lectures


Books and Monographs

Books and Monographs

  • Grimm, J., Huddy, L., Schmidt, P., & Seethaler, J. (Eds.). (2016). Dynamics of national identity: Media and societal factors of what we are. New York, NY, London: Routledge.
  • Liepach, M., Melischek, G., & Seethaler, J. (Eds.). (2007). Jewish Images in the Media. (H. Matis, Tran.) (p. 298). Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Retrieved from http://hw.oeaw.ac.at/relation_collection?frames=yes

Articles and Book Chapters

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Grimm, J., Huddy, L., Schmidt, P., & Seethaler, J. (2016). Introduction: Dynamics of National Identity. In J. Grimm, Huddy, L., Schmidt, P., & Seethaler, J. (Eds.), Dynamics of national identity: Media and societal factors of what we are (pp. 1-6). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Wöhlert, R. (2015). Guest editor's introduction. Central European Journal Of Communication, 8, 2.
  • Wöhlert, R. (2014). Struggling for visibility in times of a family crisis: The perception and news coverage of the Polish EU-Presidency 2011 in Germany and Austria. In A. Stepinska (Ed.), Media and communication in Europe (pp. 147-166). Berlin: Logos.
  • Wöhlert, R. (2013). The Austrian news coverage of Poland during the Polish EU presidency in 2011. Srodkowoeuropejskie Studia Polityczne (Central European Political Studies), 3, 87-107.
  • Wöhlert, R. (2013). The German news coverage of Poland during the Polish EU presidency term in 2011. Srodkowoeuropejskie Studia Polityczne (Central European Political Studies), 3, 121-143.
  • Wöhlert, R. (2013). Future EU members or Europe's internal other? The reciprocal news coverage between Western Balkan countries and EU member states in view of the support for a further EU enlargement. Südosteuropa. Zeitschrift Für Politik Und Gesellschaft, 61, 290-311.
  • Wöhlert, R., Hodzic, S., Pudar, G., & Sekloca, P. (2012). EU Accession, crimes and sports: The thematic frame of reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and EU. In H. Scheck (Ed.), Changing identities in South Eastern Europe: Between europeanisation, globalisation, regionalisation and nationalism (pp. 46-67). Wien/Ljubljana: Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office Ljubljana/Center for Social Innovation.
  • Wöhlert, R. (2012). Reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU: News coverage on the EU accession process in daily newspapers. Ceu Political Science Journal, 7, 145-172.
  • Liepach, M., Melischek, G., & Seethaler, J. (2007). Introduction. In (pp. 7-12). Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Lectures

Lectures

  • 30/10/2014 , Fulda
    Romy Wöhlert: 
    Mediale Integration von Migrantenminderheiten als Reflektion nationaler Selbstwahrnehmung und Indikator gesellschaftlicher Akzeptanz [Media integration of migrant minorities as reflection of national self-perceptions and indicator of societal acceptance]
    Vortragsreihe Migration und Medien. Zwischen Unsichtbarkeit und Skandalisierung
  • 09/10/2014 , Trier
    Romy Wöhlert: 
    Migrantenminderheiten und Medien - Ungleichheitssemantiken und Integrationspotenziale [Migrant's minorities and media - inequality semantics and integration potentials]
    37. Kongress der DGS, Sektion Migration und ethnische Minderheiten. Migrant/-innen und Migration in Medien und Öffentlichkeit
  • 04/10/2013 , Vienna
    Romy Wöhlert: 
    Does the European Union have new value? An international comparative study on the news coverage of the Polish EU presidency in 2011
    Transnationale und transkulturelle Kommunikationsforschung in Mittel- und Osteuropa: Trends, Entwicklungen, Debatte. Jahrestagung Fachgruppe Internationale und Interkulturelle Kommunikation der Dt. Gesellsch. f. Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft
  • 25/05/2013 , Manchester
    Romy Wöhlert: 
    Ethnic minorities and their (dis-)integration in Austrian media
    Ethnicity, Race and Nationalism in European Media and Film: Rights, Responsibilities, Representations. International Conference
  • 20/09/2012 , Posen
    Romy Wöhlert: 
    The Austrian and German news coverage of Poland during the Polish EU Presidency in 2011
    II Ogolnopolski Kongres Politologij [2. Kongress der Politikwissenschaften]
  • 25/05/2012 , Sarajevo
    Romy Wöhlert: 
    The EU enlargement to the Western Balkans: Current reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU
    RRPP Annual Conference 2012 on 'Social, Political and Economic Change in the Western'
  • 02/12/2011 , Vienna
    Romy Wöhlert: 
    Future EU members or Europe's internal other? Reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU and conceptions of a European collective identity
    1. Sozialwissenschaftliches Forum Wien: Identität - Diversität - Integration
  • 02/12/2011 , Wien
    Josef Seethaler,  Jürgen Grimm,  Peter Schmidt: 
    Dimensionen nationaler Identität und Vorurteil: Ergebnisse einer Panel-Untersuchung zum Einfluss der Medien auf Identitätskonzepte und Einstellungsbildung [Dimensions of national identity and prejudice: Results of a panel study]
    1. Sozialwissenschaftliches Forum Wien: Identität - Diversität - Integration
  • 21/10/2011 , Madrid
    Romy Wöhlert: 
    In or out? Reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU against the background of a future EU accession
    Conference of the ECREA Political Communication Section "Comparing Political Communication Across Time and Space" (20.10.2011 - 21.10.2011)
  • 27/09/2011 , Bucharest
    Romy Wöhlert: 
    (Future) EU Members or Europe's internal Others. Current reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU
    Identity and Intercultural Communication
  • 20/05/2011 , Vienna
    Romy Wöhlert: 
    Western Balkan countries and the EU: Reciprocal perceptions, expectations and scepticism
    Changing Identities in South Eastern Europe: Between Europeanisation, Globalisation, Regionalisation and Nationalism, Austrian Ministry of Science and Research
  • 11/09/2010 , Zadar
    Romy Wöhlert: 
    Civilization versus Barbarism: A Typology of Arab/Muslim Otherness and National Self Concepts in German and US-American Print Media around 9/11
    The Issue of the (Post)Other: Postmodernism and the Other
  • 13/05/2010 , Zagreb
    Romy Wöhlert: 
    Civilization versus barbarism: A typology of Arab/Muslim otherness and national self concepts in German and U.S. print media around 9/11
    Lectures Series
  • 27/11/2008 , Barcelona
    Oliver Gruber: 
    Representation and Construction of integration in mass media. An Austrian case study
    2nd European Communication Conference

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