Логотип CGES

International Workshop "National, regional and local identity/ies in media and music. Evidence from Europe and Russia"

December 7- 8, 2012

Bielefeld University, Germany

Organizers: Chiara Pierobon and Verena Molitor

The workshop aims at bringing together Doctoral and Post-Doctoral researchers from the field of sociology, history, linguistics and literature, media and communication studies, political science etc. interested in the studies of the complex relationship existing between national, regional and local identity/ies and media/music in Europe and Russia.

The participants will present contributions addressing the following questions:

  • How do media and music take part in the production and dissemination of local/regional/national identity/ies?
  • What kinds of “imaginary geography” are constructed and what kind of national ideologies and mythologizing narratives are widespread through media and music?
  • How are these media embedded in social structures and in (transnational) cultural dynamics? What is their relationship to institutions and power and which technological and financial means do they have at their disposal?
  • Which methods can be employed and which are the methodological challenges faced by researchers of this topic?