Radio Cultures of the Cold War

Radio Cultures of the Cold War

4-7 October 2012, Milwaukee (USA)

Deadline: 3 March 2012


We seek submissions for a series of panels that develop a variety of approaches to radio broadcasting and listening cultures in the Cold War. Topics could include but are not limited to:

  • German intellectuals and development of radio as a medium after 1945;
  • Radio as an interface between politics and the arts;
  • Intersections, conflicts, and forms of exchange between East and West German broadcasting;
  • Connections or continuities between broadcasting during World War II and the Cold War;
  • Programming and audiences;
  • Radio technologies, mass culture, and consumption;
  • The role of gender in radio broadcasting;
  • Representations of radio in film, fiction, and on stage;
  • Transition from radio to television;
  • German radio and recent theories of listening (M. Dolar, J.-L. Nancy and others);
  • Conservatism and radicalism in Cold War radio;
  • German radio in the European and international context.

Please send a brief (250-300 words) abstract and bio (100-150 words) by February 3 to Yuliya Komska ( and Anna Parkinson (

Yuliya Komska
Dartmouth College, 6084 Dartmouth Hall, Room 333, Hanover, New Hampshire
03755-3511, USA

Emilia Robin

Chercheuse associée à l'UMR SIRICE. Violons d'Ingres : guerre froide, médiation scientifique, logiciels libres

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