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Between International, Transnational and Global History

Information Technologies at Borders, XIXth-XXIst centuries

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Publié le mardi 05 mars 2013 par Elsa Zotian

Résumé

Dealing with the history of electric and electronic informations’ borders crossing, the summer school will evocatingly take place where one of the very first transatlantic television transmissions occured, in 1962 in the northern part of Brittany. It aims at providing doctoral students with an overview of relevant research results and of innovative tools and methodologies in the field of communication history in an international / transnational / global perspective.

Annonce

Argument

Dealing with the history of electric and electronic informations’ borders crossing, the summer school will evocatingly take place where one of the very first transatlantic television transmissions occured, in 1962 in the northern part of Brittany. Organised jointly by the Cité des Télécommunications (Orange), Paris-Sorbonne University, and Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, it aims at providing doctoral students with an overview of relevant research results and of innovative tools and methodologies in the field of communication history in an international / transnational / global perspective.

Students (including mostly PhD candidates and a limited number of post docs) will spend 3 days at the Cité des Télécommunications (http://www.cite-telecoms.com). They will present and discuss their research in conjunction with lectures given by scholars. Each half-day session will be based on a keynote lecture by an invited scholar and followed by students presentations and discussions of their work in progress. Social events and visits will give the opportunity to discover either traditional or modern faces of this high tech part of Brittany.

The summer school will focus on the interactions between communication technologies, power and global trends seen from a long-term perpective. A solid tradition of studies interpretated and is still interpretating international communications networks primarily as national tools of power operating in the tough geopolitics of information. This interpretation has been somewhat recently challenged in a wave of books and journal special issues emphasizing transnational and global dynamics at stake. Said to be stato- and euro-centric, the so-called « struggle for control » approach would suffer from a « methodological nationalism » ; it would downplay other actors’ autonomy and bypass important historical facts linked to the globalisation of communications. Rather than to oppose them, the summer school will tend to combine and articulate these interpretations and their respective heuristics, mainly drawn from the history of technology, the history of international relations, global history and media studies. While most of the discussion concentrates on the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the summer school will extend its prospect up to the advent of the web in the early 1990s.

The organizers encourage applications which could address these debates broadly, with topics ranging from the deployment and maintenance of technical networks, their regulation and call for reform, their uses in peace and war times, the production and impact of informational flows at local level and their connexion with broader ideas of international society, the rise of transnational movements and opinions, knowledge sharing or piracy.

Application : terms and calendar

Deadline : April, 26 2013.

Please direct queries and send your application to leonard.laborie@gmail.com with

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a summary of the PhD dissertation project or a summary of their project for post doc candidates
  • a written sample of the work in progress (provisional chapter of the dissertation or a published article in any langage)

Selection committee : Andrea Giuntini, Pascal Griset, Leonard Laborie

Accepted participants will be notified before May 17th 2013.

The Summer School will take place at Plemeur-Bodou, from 23 th 25th September 2013.

Daily language will be English.

Registration fees

The organizing institutions will cover accomodation costs for all participants.

Few travel grants are available (under special examination). The Summer School will be held just after the 6th Tensions of Europe conference, « Democracy and Technology. Europe in Tension »  (Paris, 19-21 September 2013). In order to integrate both events, participants to the Summer School who would present a paper at the conference would have their inscription fees to the conference covered (see toe2013paris.sciencesconf.org for submission).

Teaching team

  • Andreas Fickers (Maastricht University)
  • Andrea Giuntini (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
  • Pascal Griset (University Paris-Sorbonne, UMR Irice)
  • Léonard Laborie (CNRS, UMR Irice)
  • Tristan Mattelart (Université Paris 8)
  • Simone Müller-Pohl (Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies)
  • Dwayne Winseck (Carleton University, School of Journalism and Communication)

Scientific committee

  • Andrea Giuntini (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia), 
  • Pascal Griset (University Paris-Sorbonne), 
  • Léonard Laborie (CNRS Irice-CRHI) are jointly organizing the third « Cité des Télécoms » Doctoral Summer School.

Lieux

  • Parc du Radôme - Cité des Télécoms
    Pleumeur-Bodou, France (22)

Dates

  • vendredi 26 avril 2013

Fichiers attachés

Mots-clés

  • histoire, historiographie, communication, réseaux, internet, mondialisation

Contacts

  • Léonard Laborie
    courriel : leonard [dot] laborie [at] gmail [dot] com

Source de l'information

  • Léonard Laborie
    courriel : leonard [dot] laborie [at] gmail [dot] com

Pour citer cette annonce

« Between International, Transnational and Global History », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mardi 05 mars 2013, http://calenda.org/240709