Katharina Niemeyer | From the live-event to history: the fall of the Berlin Wall, television news and (n)ostalgia

Drawing upon a reflection on different types of historical narratives and memory layers that are shaped and created by television news, Katharina Niemeyer will discuss the transition from the live-broadcast event of the fall of the Berlin Wall, to televisual forms of commemoration and forgetting, and continue through to expressions of ostalgia (the nostalgia of the East) in media cultures and in current online communities. This talk will focus on theoretical concepts and reflections developed by historians, philosophers and media scholars on time, media events, memory and history and puts them in relation to the media-temporality shifts of the last thirty years.

April 9 | 4:30 – 6 PM
Milieux Institute EV 11.705
Concordia University
1515 St. Catherine St. W