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Making Europe
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Communicating Europe

Technologies, Information, Events

Authors: Fickers, Andreas, Griset, Pascal

  • Explores the geopolitcal importance of connecting technologies from the telephone, radio and television to the internet
  • Examines the relationship between communication technologies and culture, commerce and wider communities
  • Assess the spatial dimensions and transnational implications of communication devices as objects with particular qualities and symbolic meanings
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Since the early years of telegraphy, modernity at large generated and has depended upon technologies of electrical/electronic communication and information circulation: from telephone, radio, and television to the internet. This volume reveals these connecting technologies’ geopolitical importance and their crucial relationships with culture, commerce, and communities. Also the authors critically examine their spatial dimensions and transnational implications – as material objects with particular qualities, as elements in institutional complexes, and as ‘vehicles’ carrying complex symbolic meanings. Through in-depth assessments of critical, as well as mundane, events in the history of communications and information, these analyses will significantly alter conventional perspectives both on communications and on modern European history.

About the authors

Andreas Fickers is Professor of Contemporary and Digital History and Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History at Luxembourg University (C2DH). He has published widely on the subjects of transnational media history and European history of technology. He is currently doing research on the methodological and epistemological challenges of digital historiography.

 

Pascal Griset is Professor of History in Sorbonne University, France. He is at the head of the Institut des Sciences de la Communication (CNRS-Sorbonne Université). He is more specifically a specialist of the economic and technical history of information and communication technologies. He is currently doing research on the history of scientific research organizations and high technology industries.

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  • ISBN 978-0-230-30803-9
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Softcover $27.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communicating Europe
Book Subtitle
Technologies, Information, Events
Authors
Series Title
Making Europe
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
© Andreas Fickers, Pascal Griset and Foundation for the History of Technology
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30803-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-30804-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 485
Number of Illustrations
91 b/w illustrations
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