Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture

The Transnational Approach to Radio History: A Cost-Benefit Analysis | Lecture by Stephen Lovell

31Aug2017 17:00 - 18:00


Professor Stephen Lovell (Kings College London) will give the keynote lecture at the workshop ‘Inventing Global Radio’, of the project 'Connecting the Wireless World', funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Recently, Lovell published a book on the history of radio in Soviet Russia.

The workshop will examine the history of innovation in transmission and reception technologies for cross-border broadcasting. We will investigate the interaction of technology and programming, and depictions of the visible and invisible elements of broadcasting, the equipment and the ‘ether’. We will thus explore contemporary utopian and dystopian visions of the cultural, social and political changes that wireless could bring, encouraging dialogue between historians of technology and historians of culture. For more information about the workshop see the program.

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Venue: Potgieterzaal, Singel 425, Amsterdam

Published by  Amsterdam School of Historical Studies