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Popular History 1800-1900-2000

 

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Freiburg, 22-24 July 2010



The present boom of history was preceded by peaks in popular historical interest during the 19th and 20th centuries. The conference aims to explore these earlier waves in overviews and case studies within an interdisciplinary perspective.
 

Thursday, 22 July
15:00-15:30

Barbara Korte/Sylvia Paletschek (Freiburg)

Introduction

15:30-16:30

Billie Melman (Tel Aviv, History)

The Bull of Nineveh: Empires, Antiquity and Modernity in British Popular Culture, circa 1840-1900

 Break
17:00-18:00

Stefan Berger (Manchester, Modern History)

Academic and Popular Historiography 1800 - 1900 - 2000

18:00-18:45

Philipp Müller (London, Modern History)

"The Opening of the Archives": Historical Interest and the Administering of State Archives

Friday, 23 July
09:00-10:00

Susan Crane (Tucson/AZ, Modern History)

The Presence of the Past as Visual Experience 1800 - 1900 - 2000

10:00-10:45

Anja Butenschön (Munich, Art History)

In Quest of Authentic History: The Eyewitness of the French Revolution

  Break
11:15-12:00

Birte Förster (Darmstadt, Modern History)

Unruly Historical Knowledge: Popular Versions of a Pious Queen, 1860-1960

12:00-12:45

Brigitte Braun (Trier, History) and Wolfgang Koller (Berlin, Media Studies)

Reflections on One's Own Present: Remembering the Napoleonic Wars in German Films, 1895-1945

 Break
15:00-16:00

Leslie Howsam (Windsor/ON, History)

Growing Up with History in the Victorian Periodical Press

16:00-16:45

Stefanie Lethbridge (Freiburg, English Studies)

Wars and Heroes: Historical Topics in Popular Poetry Anthologies since the 19th Century

 Break
17:15-18:00

Antonie Wiedemann (Genoa, Italian Studies)

Popular Historical Magazines in Italy in the 1960s

18:00-18:45

Regina Schleicher (Frankfurt, French Studies)

A French Popular History during the Third Republic

Saturday, 24 July
09:00-10:00

Jerome de Groot (Manchester, English and American Studies)

Is There Such a Thing as a Cosmopolitan Popular History?

10:00-10:45

Till Förster (Basel, Social Anthropology)

Iterations of Suffering and Emancipation: Popular Media and the Experience of Violence in Northern Côte d'Ivoire

 Break
11:00-11:45

Meret Fehrmann (Zurich, Popular Literatures and Media)

Prehistoric Fiction and Visionary Narrative

11:45-12:30

Frédéric Döhl (Berlin, Musicology)

The Barbershop Harmony Revival: The Creation of a Faulty Historically Informed Performance Practice in the United States around 1940

 Break
14:00-14:45

Fernando Sánchez Marcos (Barcelona, Modern History)

Don Juan of Austria (1547-1578) in European Historical Culture: The 20th-Century Metamorphoses of a Hero of the People

14:45-15:30Round-Up



Thorsten Leiendecker thorsten.leiendecker@anglistik.uni-freiburg.de

Convener:
Research Group Historische Lebenswelten / History in Popular Culture of Knowledge
http://portal.uni-freiburg.de/historische-lebenswelten

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