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Announcing this semester's close reading workshops

Close Reading Poster WiSe20-21

Close Reading Poster WiSe20-21

News from Oct 23, 2020

The Reaching the People team are excited to announce the series of close reading workshops which will be held this winter semester. As in last semester, these sessions will see us discuss recent publications and as-yet-unpublished manuscripts with the authors themselves, exploring new ways of writing global histories of communication. This semester will see us host the following workshops:

2 November 2020 Arthur Asseraf (University of Cambridge), Mass Media and the Colonial Informant: Messaoud Djebari and the French Empire, 1880-1901

7 December 2020 Ismay Milford (University of Edinburgh), Professional Lives and Global Debates in East Africa's 'Information Sector', 1950s-70s

11 January 2021 Anandita Bajpai (Humboldt University of Berlin), The Sound of Friendship: Warm Wavelengths of Radio Berlin International in India during the Cold War

1 February 2021 Yumi Moon (Stanford University), Colonial Media: Hollywood Movies and Gender Discourse in Wartime Korea, 1931-1941

All the close reading workshops will take place at 6pm CET via Webex. To receive the paper and Webex link, contact Lea Börgerding (lea.boergerding@fu-berlin.de) or Sophie-Jung Kim (jung.kim@fu-berlin.de).

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