FBK-ISIG | The Mediatization of War and Peace – Conference

Mass media were crucial in order to mobilize and maintain the consensus on the war between 1914 and 1918. But their role was pivotal also in creating the image of the war’s end

Event schedule

18/04 — 20/04
Aula Grande – FBK-Trento, FBK-Trento
18/04/2018 — 20/04/2018

Aula Grande – FBK-Trento

FBK-Trento

Mass media were crucial in order to mobilize and maintain the consensus on the war between 1914 and 1918. But their role was pivotal also in creating the image of the war’s end. The radio, newspapers, magazines, and fictional works raised high expectations for a multifaceted peace: a new global order, the beginning of a peaceful era, the occasion for a regenerating apocalypse.  The conference “The Mediatisation of War and Peace” will focalize on the central role played by mass media in the tortuous transition to the postwar period as well as on the profound disenchantment generated by their prophesies (and often by the lies they told)

Organising Committee
Christoph Cornelißen, Italian-German Historical Institute, FBK
Marco Mondini, Italian-German Historical Institute, FBK
Oswald Überegger, The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Contacts