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Andreas Fickers

Andreas Fickers
Adresse postale Université du Luxembourg
2, Avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette


Current Position:

Research areas:

  • Digital History
  • Contemporary History
  • European and Transnational History
  • Media History
  • History of Technology
  • Cultural History

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Last updated on: vendredi 07 décembre 2018

Studies and professional career:

  • Since Sept. 2016: Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) (L)
  • Since Sept. 2013: Professor for Contemporary and Digital History at the University of Luxembourg (L)
  • Oct. 2007 – Aug. 2013: Associate Professor for Comparative Media History at the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Maastricht University (NL)
  • Jan. 2003 – Sept. 2007: Assistant Professor for Television History at the Institute for Media and Re/Presentation, University of Utrecht (NL)
  • Dec. 2002: PhD with the grade “summa cum laude”
  • Jan. 2000 - Dec. 2002: Assistant at the Chair for Contemporary History, RWTH Aachen University (G)
  • Apr. 1998 - Dec. 1999: Assistant at the Chair for the History of Technology, RWTH Aachen University (G)
  • July 1994 - Nov. 1995: Practical course at Deutsches Museum Munich (G)
  • Nov. 1995 - Apr.1998: Free scientific associate at the Deutsches Museum Bonn (G)
  • Sep. 1992 - July 1993: Erasmus student at the University of Reims (F)
  • 1989 - 1997: Study of History / Philosophy / Sociology at the RWTH Aachen University (G),
  • 1989: High School diploma at the Episcopal Institute St.Vith (B)

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Last updated on: 07 déc 2018

Interdisciplinary scholarly profile and research interests:

  • Theory and Methods of Historiography (digital history; audiovisual historiography)
  • Cultural History of Media (press, film, especially radio and television)
  • History of Technology (especially communication an information technologies)
  • Transnational and European history (of technology and media)
  • Material and Cultural Studies (museology, biographies of artefacts)
  • Regional history (Euregio, especially German speaking part of Belgium)


Main research projects and performances

  • Coordinator of FNR PRIDE Doctoral Training Unit "Digital History and Hermeneutics" (starting January 1, 2017). Mission statement: As a trading zone for the negotiation of new knowledge, the DH-LAB promotes a hands-on approach to new digital tools and technologies in the field of history. In training students and researchers in using new methods of doing historical research with digital datasets and in exploring new forms of historical storytelling online, the DH-Lab aims to be a place of critical reflection on both the epistemological and methodological challenges of doing history in the age of big data and digital meta-sources (see also the DH-Lab webpage).
  • Supervisor of Postdoc project "A digital platform for source criticism" by Dr. Stef Scagliola
  • Supervisor of PhD project "Digital History as Trading Zone" by Max Kemman (visit his research blog
  • Supervisor of the FNR AFR PhD project "Shaping a digital memory platform on migration narratives: a public history project on Italian and Portuguese migration memories in Luxembourg" by Anita Lucchesi (visit her research blog
  • Supervisor of the FNR AFR PDR project "Failure and Success of Dummy Head Recording: An Innovation History of 3D Listening" by Dr. Stefan Krebs (visit the project blog
  • Member of the European (FP 7) research projects „VIDEO ACTIVE – Opening Up Europe’s Televisual Heritage“ (2005-2008) and “EU SCREEN. Best Practice Network” (2009-2012) within the eContentplus-programme of the European Commission (see ). In both projects I acted as mediator between the scholarly and the archival community. Important scholarly outputs of this engagement are the special issue on “Transnational Television History: A European Comparative Perspective” in Media History and the setting up of the open access e-journal VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture (see
  • Main applicant and leader of the NWO research project “Changing Platforms of Ritualized Memory Practices: The Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies” (including 2 PhD and 1 Post-Doc position; 2012-2015). The project aims at analyzing the impact of new technologies for home movie making and screening (from 8mm to video and digital) on the production of family narratives in a long term historical perspective (see
  • Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies / NIAS (February – June 2011). Member of the NIAS theme-group “The Making of Europe“ which prepares a 6 volume European history of technology (1850-2000) to be published with Palgrave/McMillan in 2015/2016. In the series edited by Johan Schot and Phil Scranton I am co-authoring the volume entitled 'Communicating Europe: Technologies, Information, Events' (1850-2000) together with Prof. Pascal Griset (Paris IV/ Sorbonne). For details on the series and related projects see
  • Leader of the European research group “Transmitting and Receiving Europe” (TRANS) aiming at promoting a comparative European history of broadcasting technologies. Since 2007 regular workshops and conference panels. Forthcoming in autumn 2012: A. Badenoch / A. Fickers / C. Henrich-Franke (eds.), Airy Curtains. European broadcasting during the Cold War (Baden-Baden, Nomos-Verlag).
  • Participation in the ESF-EUROCORE-programme “Inventing Europe” and member of the management committee of the Tensions of Europe research network ( An essential outcome of my engagement in the ToE network is A. Badenoch / A. Fickers (eds.),Materializing Europe. Transnational Infrastructures and the Project of Europe (Palgrave/McMillan, Basingstoke 2010).
  • With Karin Bijsterveld (main applicant) responsible for the research project “Soundscapes of the Urban Past: Staged Sound as Mediated Cultural Heritage” (2009-2012), funded by the NWO-Cultural Dynamics programme
  • Four year research grant (VENI) of the "Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek" (NWO) in the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme on "Television as a conservative revolution? A comparative study in the history of European media 1945-1975" (2005 – 2009). One important output was A. Bignell / A. Fickers (eds.), A European Television History (Blackwell-Wiley, Malden 2008) (see
  • Initiator and responsible manager of a regional history research project on the inventarization and historical analysis of the newspaper „Malmedyer Kreisblatt / St. Vither Volkszeitung (1866-1945)” in cooperation with the Historical Institute of the RWTH Aachen and the Belgian State Archives in Eupen, financed by the government of the German Speaking Community in Belgium. A full digitization of the collection has been realized in collaboration with the Bibliothèque Royale in Brussels and the State Archives in Eupen. The scholarly findings are published in: A. Fickers (ed.), Zwischen den Zeilen. Die Geschichte des Kreisblattes Malmedy und der St.Vither Volkszeitung 1866-1940. Belgische Staatsarchive: Bruxelles 2008.

Last updated on: 07 juin 2016

Monographs & co-authored books


  • Fickers, Andreas / Griset, Pascal:Communicating Europe. Technologies, Information, Events 1850-2000, Palgrave/McMillan: Basingstoke 2014 (forthcoming).
  • Fickers, Andreas :„Politique de la grandeur“ versus „Made in Germany“.Politische Kulturgeschichte der Technik am Beispiel der PAL-SECAM-Kontroverse, Oldenbourg Verlag: München 2007.
  • Lejeune, Carlo / Fickers, Andreas / Cremer, Freddy:Spuren in die Zukunft.Anmerkungen zu einem bewegten Jahrhundert, Büllingen 2001.
  • Fickers, Andreas: Der „Transistor“ als technisches und kulturelles Phänomen. Die Transistorisierung der Radio- und Fernsehempfänger in der deutschen Rundfunkindustrie von 1955-1965, GNT-Verlag, Bassum 1998.


Edited volumes


  • Badenoch, Alexander / Fickers, Andreas / Henrich-Franke, Christian (eds.),Airy Curtains. European broadcasting during the Cold War, Nomos-Verlag: Baden-Baden 2013.
  • Fickers, Andreas / Johnson, Catherine (eds.)Transnational Television History. A Comparative Approach. Routledge: New York 2012.
  • Badenoch, Alexander/ Fickers, Andreas (eds.):Europe Materializing. Transnational Infrastructures and the Project of Europe, Palgrave: Basingstoke 2010.
  • Jonathan Bignell / Andreas Fickers (eds.),A European Television History. Wiley-Blackwell: Malden MA / Oxford 2008.
  • Andreas Fickers (ed.),Zwischen den Zeilen. Die Geschichte des Kreisblattes Malmedy und der St.Vither Volkszeitung 1866-1940. Belgische Staatsarchive: Bruxelles 2008.
  • Judith Schueler / Andreas Fickers / Annique Hommels (eds.),Bargaining Norms - Arguing Standards. Negotiating Technical Standards. STT: Den Haag 2008.
  • Andreas Fickers (ed.):Von Gleichschritt, Protest und neuen Abenteuern – Chiroleute erzählen, St.Vith 2003.
  • Bremen, Christian / Fickers, Andreas / Frieß, Peter / Molella, Arthur (eds.):Nobel prize-winners from Aachen?Caught in the conflict between science and society around 1900, St. Augustin 2001.


Articles in international peer-reviewed journals


  • Towards A New Digital Historicism? Doing History In The Age Of Abundance, in: Journal of European Television History and Culture, 1 (2012) 1, pp. 19-26 (
  • The Emergence of Television as a Conservative Media Revolution: Historicising a Process of Remediation in the Post-war Western European Mass Media Ensemble, in:Journal of Modern European History, 10 (2012) 1, pp. 49-75.
  • Transnational television history: a comparative approach. Introduction (together with Catherine Johnson), in:Media History, 16 (2010) 1, pp. 1-11.
  • The Techno-politics of Colour: Britain and the European Struggle for a Colour Television Standard, in:Journal of British Cinema and Television,7 (2010) 1, pp. 95-114.
  • Eventing Europe. Europäische Fernseh- und Mediengeschichte als Zeitgeschichte, in:Archiv für Sozialgeschichte,49 (2009), pp. 391-416.
  • Presenting the "window on the world" to the world. Competing narratives of the presentation of television at the World's Fairs in Paris (1937) and New York (1939), in:Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, 28:3 (2008), pp. 291-310.
  • Design als “mediating interface”. Zur Zeugen- und Zeichenhaftigkeit des Radioapparats, in:Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 30 (2007) 3, p. 199-213.
  • Gedächtnisopfer. Erinnern und Vergessen in der Vergangenheitspolitik der deutschsprachigen Belgier im 20. Jahrhundert, in: Zeitenblicke. Online-Journal für die Geschichtswissenschaften1 (2004):


Articles in national and international journals (non peer-reviewed)


  • Seeing the familiar strange: Some reflections about actants, actors and arenas of transnational media history, in:Medien & Zeit.Kommunikation in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart,26 (2011) 4, pp. 16-24.
  • Mediahistorische reflecties over interactiviteit met communicatietechnologieën. Een inleiding, in:Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis11 (2008) 2, pp. 4-13.
  • Europäische Fernsehgeschichte. Elf Kernkonzepte zur vergleichenden theoretischen Analyse und historischen Interpretation, in:Medien & Zeit. Kommunikation in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, 23:3 (2008), pp. 69-80.
  • Deux regards sur une même technologie : la télévision aux expositions internationales de Paris (1937) et de New York (1939), in:Hermès50 (2008), pp. 163-170.
  • Creating access to Europe’s television heritage. VIDEO ACTIVE – ein Projektbericht, in:Rundfunk und Geschichte3-4 (2007), pp. 44-51 (together with Sonja de Leeuw).
  • Fordistische Leitprodukte und techno-nationalistische Prestigeobjekte. Die Rundfunkindustrie im deutsch-französischen Vergleich (1925-1975), in:Revue d'Allemagne et des pays des langues allemandes39 (2007) 2, pp. 201-224.
  • National barriers for an imag(e)ined European community: The technopolitical frames of post-war television development in Europe, in:Northern Lights, Film and Media Studies Yearbook2005,  Copenhagen 2006, pp. 15-36.
  • Nationale Traditionen und internationale Trends in der Fernsehgeschichtsschreibung. Eine historiographische Skizze, in:montage av. Zeitschrift für Theorie und Geschichte audiovisueller Kommunikation, Nr.1 (2005), p. 7-28.
  • „De coloribus disputandum est”. De mislukte standaardisering van kleuren-televisie in Europa, in:Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, jg. 7 (2004) nr. 1, pp. 90-117.
  • Das European Television History Network: europäische Fernsehgeschichtsschreibung in vergleichender Perspektive, in:Medien & Zeit. Kommunikation in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart,  20 (2005) 2, pp. 4-11 (together with Sonja de Leeuw).
  • Coopération – confrontation – cohabitation : Les relations entre la CSF/CFT et AEG-Telefunken en matière de brevets et licences de télévision en couleurs dans les années soixante, in:Revue d’Allemagne et des pays des langues allemandes37(2005) n° 2, pp. 29-44.
  • Veel nieuws – weinig geschiedenis. Een historisch-historiografisch essay over internationaal televisienieuws, in:Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis,8 (2005) 2, pp. 111-142, together with Bernadette Kester
  • “Horror vacui” - oder wie den Scholastikern die Luft ausging. Philosophische, wissenschafts- und technikhistorische Überlegungen zu Otto von Guericke und seiner Zeit, in:Monumenta Gue­rickiana,8 (2002), pp. 3-21.


Articles in edited books


  • Television, in: Peter Simonson, Janice Peck, Robert T. Craig, Johan P. Jackson (eds.), The Handbook of Communication History (New York: Routledge, 2013), pp. 239-256.
  • From Colour TV War to Non-Aggression Pact: Patents as Actants of Techno-political Diplomacy in a European Standardization Process, in: Stathis Arapostathis , Graham Dutfield (eds.),Knowledge Management And Intellectual Property Concepts, Actors and Practices from the Past to the Present(Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013), pp. 162-182.
  • ‚Visibly audible. The radio dial as mediating interface’, in: Trevor Pinch, Karin Bijsterveld (eds.),The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies.Oxford University Press: Oxford 2012, pp. 411-439.
  • ‚Op zoek naar televisie (1925-1960)’, in: Bert Hogenkamp, Huub Wijfjes, Sonja deLeeuw (eds.),Eeneeuw van beeld en geluid. Cultuurgeschiedenis van radio en televisie in Nederland,Beeld en Geluid: Hilversum 2012, pp. 104-143.
  •  ‘The birth of Eurovision. Transnational television as a challenge for Europe and contemporary media historiography’, in: Andreas Fickers, Catherine Johnson (eds.),Transnational Television History. A Comparative Approach.Routledge: New York 2012, pp. 13-32.
  • ‚Phase II. Einige unpoetische Assoziationen zu einem Rundfunkgespräch zwischen Gottfried Benn und Thilo Koch (1949)’in: In Jan de Roder (ed.),Ik woon in duizend kamers tegelijk. Opstellen voor en over Wiel Kusters,Vantilt: Nijmegen 2012, pp. 95-100.
  • ‚Die Anfänge des kommerziellen Rundfunks im Saarland. Die Geschichte der Saarländischen Fernseh AG (Tele-Saar und Europe No. 1), in: Clemens Zimmermann, Rainer Hudemann, Micheal Kuderna (eds.),Medienlandschaft Saar von 1945 bis in die Gegenwart. Band 1: Medien zwischen Demokratisierung und Kontrolle (1945-1955),Oldenbourg Verlag: München 2010, pp. 241-310.
  • ‘Eventing Europe. Broadcasting and the Mediated Performances of Europe’ (together with Suzanne Lommers), in: Alexander Badenoch, Andreas Fickers (eds.),Materializing Europe. Transnational Infrastructures and the Project of Europe.Palgrave/McMillan: Basingstoke 2010, pp. 225-251.
  • ‚Broadcasting’, in: Akira Iriye, Pierre-Yves Saunier (eds.),The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History,Palgrave / Macmillan: Basingstoke 2009, pp. 106-109.
  • ‚Radio’, in: Akira Iriye, Pierre-Yves Saunier (eds.),The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History, Palgrave / Macmillan: Basingstoke 2009, pp. 870-873.
  • ‘Tuning in Nostalgic Wavelengths: Transistor Memories Set to Music’, in: Karin Bijsterveld, José van Dijk (eds.),Sound Souvenirs. Audio Technologies - Memory and Cultural Practices,Amsterdam University Press: Amsterdam 2009, pp. 123-138.
  • ‚Narrative topoi in Erfindermythen und techno-nationalistischer Legendenbildung. Zur Historiographie der Erfindung von Film und Fernsehen’, in: Siegfried Bodenmann, Susan Splinter (eds.):Mythos – Helden – Symbole. Legitimation, Selbst- und Fremdwahrnehmung in der Geschichte der Naturwissenschaft, Medizin und Technik,Martin Meidenbauer Verlag, München 2009, pp. 71-86 (together with Frank Kessler).
  • ‚Comparative European Perspectives on Television History’, in: Jonathan Bignell, Andreas Fickers (eds.):A European Television History,Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell 2008, pp. 1-54. (together with Jonathan Bignell)
  • ‚Reflections on Doing European Television History’, in: Jonathan Bignell, Andreas Fickers (eds.):A European Television History,Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell 2008, pp. 229-256. (together with Jonathan Bignell)
  • ‚Vom preußischen Amtsblatt zum heimattreuen Sprachrohr. Die „Malmedy-St.Vither Volkszeitung“ in der Presselandschaft der Zwischenkriegszeit‘, in: Heinz Warny (ed.):Zwei Jahrhunderte deutschprachige Zeitung in Ostbelgien, Eupen 2007, pp. 211-238 (together with Luise Clemens and Monika Röther).
  • ‚Pourquoi ne feraient-ils pas un procès à Telefunken? Georges Pompidou et la promotion du SECAM dans le monde’, in: Pascal Griset (ed.):Georges Pompidou et la modernité. Les tensions de l’innovation, 1962-1974, Paris 2006, pp. 171-192.
  • ‚Circulation – appropriation – dispositif : Plaidoyer pour une histoire culturelle de l’innovation’, in: Christophe Bouneau, Yannick Lung (eds.):Les territoires de l’innovation – espaces de conflits,Bordeaux 2006, pp. 279-292.
  • ‚Sichtbar hörbar! Radioapparat und Stadt – Knoten im vernetzten Kommunikationsraum’, in: Clemens Zimmermann (Hg.):Die Stadt als Kommunikationsraum. Medialität und Raumgefüge der Großstädte im 20. Jahrhundert,Stuttgart 2006, pp. 83-103.
  • ‚Radio und Fernsehen als nationale Sozialisierungsinstanzen? Der Rundfunk um Rahmen der westdeutschen und französischen Wiederaufbaumodernisierung der 1950er Jahre‘, in: Hélène Miard-Delacroix, Rainer Hudemann (Hg.):Wandel und Integration.Deutsch-französische Annäherungen der fünfziger Jahre,München 2005, pp. 291-307.
  • ‚De la “Sibérie de la Prusse” aux “Cantons rédimés”. L’ombre diffuse de la Grande Guerre dans la mémoire collective des belges germanophones’, in: Serge Jaumain (ed.):Une guerre totale? La Belgique dans la Première Guerre mondiale. Nouvelles tendances de la recherche historique,Bruxelles 2005, pp. 615-633.
  • ‚“Vor dem Zeugnis der Tatsachen muss leeres Gerede verstummen“. Otto von Guerickes Kampf gegen den horror vacui’, in: Horst Kranz, Ludwig Falkenstein (eds.):Inquirens subtilia diversa. Dietrich Lohrmann zum 65. Geburtstag,Aachen 2002, pp. 317-332.
  • ‚Transistor-Radio in Afrika: Geschichte, Politik und Technik’, in: DGB Bildungswerk (ed.):Radio. Kommunikation in Afrika,Düsseldorf 2002, pp. 36-41.
  • ‚“Politique de la Grandeur“ contre „Made in Germany“ - La lutte pour le choix d’un procédé de télévision en couleur dans l'Europe des années soixante’, in: Robert Belot,  Michel Cotte,  Pierre Lamard (eds.):La technologie au risque de l’histoire,Belfort 2000, pp. 343-354.


Forthcoming (accepted) publications:


  • ‚Entre attraction et participation : une analyse comparée du discours télévisuel aux Expositions universelles de Paris (1937), New York (1939) et Bruxelles (1958)’, in : Olivier Lugon (ed.),Expositions et Médias. Photographie, cinéma, télévision, Lausanne 2012, pp. 287-301.
  • ‚Sounds Familiar: intermediality and remediation in the written, sonic and audiovisual narratives ofBerlin Alexanderplatz’, in: Karin Bijsterveld (ed.),Soundscapes of the Urban Past: Staged Sound as Mediated Cultural Heritage, Transcript Verlag: Bielefeld 2012 (40 pages).
  • ‚From Colour TV War to Non-Aggression Pact: patents as actants of techno-political diplomacy in a European standardization battle’, in: Stathis Arapostathis, Graham Dutfield (eds.),Knowledge Management and Intellectual Property: Concepts, Actors and Practices from the Past to the Present,Edward Elgar: Cheltenham 2013.
  • ‚Television: Histories from Scarcity to Abundance’, in: Peter Simonson, Janice Peck, Robert T. Craig, and John P. Jackson (eds.),TheHandbook of Communication History, Routledge: New York 2013.
  • ‚European Television’, in: Krin Grabbard (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies (article will be published in the online edition in early 2013: )
  • ‚Lire entre les lignes: Une histoire transnationale de « l’entente cordiale » franco-britannique dans la télévision d’après-guerre’, in: Marie-Françoise Lévy, Maryvonne Le Puloch (eds.),Jean d’Arcy :  La communication au service des droits de l’homme, Paris 2013 (together with Andy O’Dwyer).


A selection of invited lectures and key-notes


  • Pour une histoire culturelle de l’innovation.Invited key note lecture at the conference „Les territoires de l’innovation, espace de conflits“ in Bordeaux, November 2004.
  • Georges Pompidou et la promotion du SECAM dans le monde.Invited lecture at the conference „Georges Pompidou et l’innovation“ at the Assemblée Nationale, Paris, March 2005.
  • Presenting the “window to the world” to the world: Competing narratives of television at the World’s Fair in Paris (1937) and New York (1939). Lecture at the international “World’s Fair Symposium” in San Francisco, April 2005.
  • Techno-Nationalist Tales of Glory and Failure: Writing the History of Inventions in Early Film and Television.Lecture at the conference “Media in Transition 4: The work of stories”, MIT Boston, May 2005.
  • Der Radioapparat als domestizierte Technologie und mediales Dispositif. Kulturgeschichtliche Thesen zur symbolischen Aneignung von Technik. Invited keynote lecture at the annual conference of the „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik“ in Braunschweig, October 2006.
  • Writing a comparative European history of television. Methodological challenges and theoretical implications. Keynote lecture at the second workshop of the European Television History Network in Madrid, October 2006.
  • Television as a conservative revolution?On the challenges of writing a comparative European history of media, invited lecture at the biannual workshop of the “Southern Broadcasting History Group” in Bournemouth (GB), December 2006.
  • Domesticating the ether or the sonic appropriation of the world.The fascination of early wireless broadcasting, invited lecture at the Winter School on Communication and Media, organized by the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Florence, March 2007.
  • Comparative media history:the challenge of diachronic, intermedial and transnational approaches, introduction and chair of a panel at the “Rethinking Television Histories” conference in London. With participation of Prof. William Uricchio (MIT/UU) and Dr. Pierre-Yves Saunier (Université de Lyon, F), April 2007.
  • Conservative Revolutions?Historicising processes of remediation, invited key note lecture at the NWO conference “Transformations in Art and Culture” in Leiden &Noordwijk, November 2007.
  • Traum oder Alptraum.Die Rolle der Medien im Amerikanisierungsprozess. Ein deutsch-französischer Vergleich, invited lecture at the University of Kassel, January 2008.
  • Broadcasting as critical infrastructure: A story of European fine-tuning and techno-political interferences, invited paper and lecture at the EUROCRIT international workshop “Transnational infrastructures: coping withscarcity and vulnerability”, Stockholm, 21-24th May 2008.
  • Eventing Europe.Rundfunkinfrastrukturen als "mediating interfaces" im Prozess der materiellen, institutionellen und symbolischen Konstruktion eines europäischen Kommunikationsraumes,invited lecture at the Institute of Social and Economic History / University of Zurich, November 2008.
  • In search for the frozen flows. The challenge of doing television history based on audiovisual sources, invited lecture at the third students workshop on audiovisual source critique (organized by Prof. Roberta Pearson / Nottingham University), London, January 2009.
  • Tuning into Europe. The emergence and symbolic appropriation of the European broadcasting space, invited lecture at the 5th History of Technology (HoST) seminar in Lisbon, September 2010.
  • Audiovisual Source Critique in the Age of the Web 2.0. Bridging the Gap between Textual and Contextual Approaches. Invited lecture at the 1st International EU SCREEN Conference on “Contextualization of Digitized Sources” in Rome, October 2010.
  • Seeing the familiar strange.Some reflections on doing transnational media history. Invited key-note lecture at the ECREA-History workshop on transnational media history in Dublin (September 2011).
  • In Search of the Sonic Aura: Challenging the WYSIWYG Approach in Historical Exhibition Making, key-note lecture at the workshop “Staging Sound in the Museum” at the Institute of Sound and Vision in Hilversum (February 2012).
  • Analogue Memory Machines: A Techno-Melancholic Retrospective. Invited key-note lecture at the NECS-conference on “Screen Media and Memory” in Lisbon, June 2012.
  • Konservative Medienrevolutionen: Überlegungen zu einer Genealogie des Medienwandels,key-note lecture at the conference “Theorien des Medienwandels” in Augsburg (January 2013).
  • Tuning Into Europe. The Symbolic Appropriation of a Transnational Broadcasting Space,key-note lecture at the “Transnational Mediascapes” conference in Turin (May 2013).
  • The challenge of transnational television history in the digital age, key-note lecture at the conference “Television in Europe behind the Iron Curtain – National and Transnational Perspectives since the 1950s” in Erlangen (December 2013).


For digital copies of a relevant number of my publications see:

Last updated on: 10 juin 2015