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Symposium

Ideas in Print: Journalistic Forms in Intellectual History

The workshop “Ideas in Print” explores the relationship between journalistic publishing and intellectual history

Appointment

Thu., Oct. 5, 2017 10:30am -
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017 1:00pm

Venue

Hauptgebäude

Admission

free
Figure: Moritz Neuffer & Susanne Schmidt

As ideas, concepts and theories circulate between academia and the public sphere, their meaning is adapted and shifts. Just as experts and writers produce ideas, so do editors and publishers, critics, popularizers and readers. “Journalistic forms” – publishing and the mass media, feature journalism and magazines – create knowledge and influence academic research as much as they translate scholarship into reportage. With regards to the role of intellectuals and scholarship in public, communication has come to the fore as a timely issue, and the (mass) media constitute a key source for modern and contemporary history and cultural studies.

The workshop “Ideas in Print” explores the relationship between journalistic publishing and intellectual history. Processes of transfer and translation, reception and interpretation are at the core of intellectual history. Yet to date, non-canonical publishing remains marginal to a field which focusses on an established canon of authors, and findings from intellectual history beg for integration into studies of the public sphere. “Ideas in Print” addresses this gap. We think that intellectual history has much to give to and gain from looking at journalistic forms. The workshop has the twofold aim of (1) exploring journalistic forms as new and important sources for intellectual history, and (2) developing an understanding of intellectual history as an interdisciplinary method for studying ideas, concepts and theories as they move between different forms of knowledge and publication, and cross disciplinary boundaries.


Further information

Organizer: Anke te Heesen, Moritz Neuffer, Susanne Schmidt
Speakers: Peter Mandler, Susanne Schmidt, Hansjakob Ziemer, Robert Zwarg, Erika Milam, Nick Hopwood, Moritz Neuffer, Morten Paul, Marcel Lepper, Stefan Collini, Sophie Junge, Rolf Lindner, Anke te Heesen, Katharina Kreuzpaintner
Sponsored by: KOSMOS
Moderation: Philipp Felsch, Ethel Matala de Mazza, Alrun Schmidtke, Eva Geulen, Felix Lüttge, Philipp Goll

Further information on the event's website

Contact

Susanne Saygin
Phone: 030 2093-70623
susanne.schmidt@cantab.net moritz.neuffer@hu-berlin.de

Address

Unter den Linden 6.Universitäts-Hauptgebäude
Room: Marmorsaal, R 2249a