IMS seminar - Aurora
IMS Seminar

Eleni Timplalexi/Jørgen Bruhn on media products and Panagiotis Zestanakis on Memory in Times of Crisis

Welcome to the weekly IMS seminar!

Next Wednesday, the IMS seminar will be divided into two parts. First, Panas Zestanakis will present his EU-funded post doc project, with special focus on the media/intermedial aspects of the work.

In the second part, Eleni Timplalexi in conversation with Jørgen Bruhn, will open a discussion under the heading: “What is the Media Product?”

About the seminar

‘Memory in times of crisis: Argentina, Spain and Greece, 1998 to now’

The presentation aims at discussing the main targets of the project ‘Memory in times of crisis: Argentina, Spain and Greece, 1998 to now’ (MeTC). MeTC examines how people in networked societies recall(ed) the recent past (ReP) in times of economic recession through social media (SoM). It explores the connections between crises and memory politics by investigating Facebook, Instagram, and internet forums in Argentina, Spain, and Greece (ASG) – three countries which transitioned to democracy between 1974 and 1982 and experienced optimism and prosperity in the proceeding years before they suffered from economic crises. The project links two methods of digital ethnography (invisible observation; immersive cohabitation) with oral history and intermedial and multimodal analysis. MeTC aims to: a) analyse memories of the ReP during crises in SoM in ASG; b) employ its own SoM to trigger discussions on the relationships between the present and the ReP on the basis of stimuli gathered through archival research; and c) scrutinise the politics of these SoM-driven mnemonic communities through oral interviews from people engaged in the formation of the politics of digital collective memory in Argentina, Spain and Greece.

Bio

Panagiotis Zestanakis is a historian working among contemporary cultural history, media studies and cultural analysis. He focuses on everyday life in post-authoritarian societies, the history of media and representations, new sources with emphasis on digital ethnography, and the historical origins of current cultural politics. He is a MSCA researcher at Linnaeus University. His work has been presented in twelve articles in leading interdisciplinary and historical journals (e.g., The Journal of Consumer Culture and Cultural History) and in several collective volumes published in English, Spanish and Greek.

 

How to attend

It is possible to attend the seminar both from Dacke in Växjö and via zoom. Contact us at ims@lnu.se if you want to participate via zoom, or sign up for our external email list to receive automatic updates on our events (zoom link and additional information are sent out one week in advance).

 

Photo: 'Aurora - Connecting Senses’, Cristina Pop-Tiron & Signe Kjær Jensen

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