Practices of media change: Socio-historical perspectives on new media

Abstract


In keeping with the widespread use of digital media in society, they have also become a vital object of contemporary media and communication studies. At the same time, we are still confronted with a lack of historical awareness in the academic discourse on media developments in general and the Web in particular. Mostly discussed in terms of technological inventions, the history of digital media takes up only little space within current research on the Internet.

Dealing with phenomena of media change, this project not only focusses on the advent of digital media and the Internet, but also on societal changes in history connected to media, e.g. the invention of printing. Not recognized as interdisciplinary research per se, media history has to manage its existence between history and media and communication studies. Thus, researching media change and the integration of new media practices into everyday life is realized within a socio-historical framework. The variety of research questions covers three main aspects: media literacy, media and memory, and the societal perception of new media.

The main aim of the project, however, is to investigate media change and the societal implementation of new media in comparative perspective, both from a diachronic historical and a synchronic transnational angle.

Financing

Own funds

CMC Staff

Christian Oggolder (Project Leader)

Lectures

Lectures

  • 11.03.2019 , Barcelona
    Christian Oggolder: 
    Beyond technophobia. Societies embracing technological innovation; together with Caroline Roth-Ebner.
    Fifteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society
  • 01.11.2018 , Lugano
    Christian Oggolder: 
    Connecting Nodes – From Computer Networks to Social Networks.
    ECREA 2018 - 7th European Communication Conference
  • 08.09.2017 , Budapest
    Christian Oggolder: 
    United by a joint enemy. The integrative function of anti-Turkish media in Early Modern History
    Our Group First! - Historical perspectives on Minorities/Majorities, Inclusion/Exclusion, Centre/Periphery in Media and Communication History – ECREA Communication History Workshop
  • 28.06.2017 , Klagenfurt
    Christian Oggolder: 
    Medienpädagogische Frühförderung als nötige Konsequenz des digitalen Zeitalters [Media education in the early childhood as a consequence of the digital age; together with Caroline Roth-Ebner]
    Workshop "Der Mensch im digitalen Zeitalter", Alpen-Adria-Universität
  • 23.06.2017 , Klagenfurt
    Christian Oggolder: 
    Internet als Ort der Erinnerung von NS-Gewalt [The Internet as a place of remembrance of Nazi violence]
    Workshop „Medien und Partizipation in post-migrantischen Gesellschaften“
  • 27.07.2016 , Leicester
    Christian Oggolder: 
    Sites of memory - remembrance and commemoration on the web
    Annual conference of the International Association for Media Communication Research (IAMCR)
  • 15.01.2016 , Dortmund
    Christian Oggolder: 
    Das Internet als Ort der Erinnerung [The Internet as a place of remembrance]
    Annual Conference of the DGPuK Communication History Section
  • 16.09.2015 , Venezia
    Christian Oggolder: 
    Blurring boundaries - historical and empirical perspectives on the relation of physical and virtual space; together with Caroline Roth-Ebner.
    ECREA Communication History Conference: Bridges and Boundaries: Theories, Concepts and Sources in Communication History
  • 13.11.2014 , Lisbon
    Christian Oggolder: 
    Hopes and fears - comparing attitudes towards the internet over the course of time
    5th European Communication Conference
  • 19.10.2013 , Klagenfurt
    Christian Oggolder: 
    Changing Perceptions - Veränderungen der Wahrnehmung von Internet und digitalen Medien durch traditionelle Medien im Zeitverlauf
    Kommunikationswissenschaftliche Tage 2013 "Changing Communications II - Herausforderungen für die Kommunikationswissenschaft"
  • 17.01.2013 , Augsburg
    Christian Oggolder: 
    Der Rhythmus der Strukturen: Fernand Braudel und der Medienwandel. [The rhythm of structures: Fernand Braudel and the media change]
    Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe Kommunikationsgeschichte in der DGPuK [Annual conference of the DGPuK Communication History Section]
  • 12.04.2012 , Brussels
    Christian Oggolder: 
    The Social Web and Changing Media Systems
    Workshop Audience/Society Transformations
  • 10.02.2012 , Milan
    Christian Oggolder: 
    Losing Centrality - Urban Spaces and the Network Society
    Media and the City Workshop
  • 20.01.2011 , Berlin
    Christian Oggolder: 
    Drinnen und Draußen. Web History als Geschichte eines ambivalenten Verhältnisses.
    Jahrestagung der Fachgrupe Kommunikationsgeschichte in der DGPuK
  • 05.06.2010 , Potsdam
    Christian Oggolder: 
    Us And Them - A theoretical Approach to Times of Media Change
    User Generated Content. Historical Perspectives on the Participation of Audiences in Social Communication

Articles and Book Chapters

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Oggolder, C., Brügger, N., Metykova, M., Salaverría, R., & Siapera, E. (2020). The Emergence of the Internet and the End of Journalism?. In K. Arnold, Kinnebrock, S., & Preston, P. (Eds.), The Handbook of European Communication History (pp. 333–350). Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Karmasin, M. (2019). Von den Diskontinuitäten der Moderne zu den Paradoxien mediatisierter Gesellschaften - Anmerkungen zum Strukturwandel der Öffentlichkeit [From the Disconuties of Modernity to the Paradoxes of Mediatized Societies - Remarks on the Structural Changes of the Public Sphere]. In M. Eisenegger, Udris, L., & Ettinger, P. (Eds.), Wandel der Öffentlichkeit und der Gesellschaft - Gedenkschrift für Kurt Imhof. Wiesbaden.
  • Oggolder, C. (2019). Media for the crowds: Audiences beyond dispersed masses. Participations: Journal Of Audience & Reception Studies, 16, 1–10.
  • Oggolder, C. (2016). Das Internet als Ort der Erinnerung [The Internet as a Place of Remembrance]. Global Media Journal, German Edition, 6, 1-8. Retrieved from https://www.db-thueringen.de/servlets/MCRFileNodeServlet/dbt_derivate_00037165/GMJ12_Oggolder_final.pdf
  • Magin, M., & Oggolder, C. (2015). Quellen historischer Forschung in der Kommunikationswissenschaft [Sources of historical research]. In S. Averbeck-Lietz & Meyen, M. (Eds.), Handbuch nichtstandardisierte Methoden in der Kommunikationswissenschaft [Handbook of non-standardized methods in communication science] (pp. 319-334). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Oggolder, C. (2015). From virtual to social: Transforming concepts and images of the internet. Information & Culture: A Journal Of History, 50, 181-196.
  • Oggolder, C. (2014). When Curiosity Met Printing - Audiences and New Media in Early Modern History. In R. Butsch & Livingstone, S. (Eds.), Meanings of Audiences: Comparative Discourses (pp. 37-49). London: Routledge.
  • Oggolder, C. (2013). Losing centrality - Urban spaces and the network society. (C. Giaccardi, Tosoni, S., & Tarantino, M., Eds.), Media & the city: Urbanism, technology and communication (geography, anthropology, recreation). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Oggolder, C. (2013). Das Internet auf dem Cover: Zur Wahrnehmung von Internet und digitalen Medien durch traditionelle Medien im Zeitverlauf [Internet on the Cover: The Perception of Internet and Digital Media by the Traditional Media through the Course of Time]. Medien Journal, 37, 51-63.
  • Oggolder, C. (2012). Inside - Outside: Web History and the Ambivalent Relationship Between Old and New Media. Historical Social Research, 37/4: Focus II: Towards Web History: Sources, Methods, and Challenges in the Digital Age, ed. by Christoph Classen, Susanne Kinnebrock & Maria Löblich, 134-149.

Popular Publications

Popular Publications

  • Oggolder, C. (2019). Medienwandel mit Geschichte [Media change and history]. European Journalism Observatory (Ejo). Retrieved from https://de.ejo-online.eu/digitales/medienwandel-mit-geschichte