"Making objects speak. Experimental media archaeology, object biographies, and transmedia storytelling"

Date: 28 Aug. 2024
Time: 4.00 - 5.00 pm
Location: TBA

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This lecture aims at exploring the heuristic potential of experimental media archaeology for studying the past and present lives of media technologies. Based on case studies of object biographies produced during the research seminar "Soundscapes of the Past" in the Master programme of European history at the University of Luxembourg in 2022/23, the lecture will discuss the challenges of producing creative narratives of media objects. Inspired by the concept of transmedia storytelling, a variety of narrative strategies will be presented aiming at a critical reflection of how to combine fictional with factional formats of historical storytelling.

About Andreas Fickers

Andreas Fickers is Professor for Contemporary and Digital History at the University of Luxembourg and Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary & Digital History (C2DH). His research focuses on epistemological and methodological challenges of doing history in the digital age, experimental media archaeology, European history of technology, and transnational media history. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Digital History and Head of the Doctoral Training Unit "Deep Data Science of Digital History".