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Andreas Fickers

Andreas Fickers

Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History

Faculty or Centre Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E04 15-060
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9324
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 39324

 

Current Position:

Research areas:

  • Digital History
  • Contemporary History
  • European and Transnational History
  • Media History
  • History of Technology
  • Cultural History

Also visit my Academia.edu Profile

 

Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History

Last updated on: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Studies and professional career:

  • Since Sept. 2013: Professor for Contemporary and Digital History at the University of Luxembourg (L)
  • Oct. 2007 – Aug. 2013: Associate Professor for Comparative Media History at the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Maastricht University (NL)
  • Jan. 2003 – Sept. 2007: Assistant Professor for Television History at the Institute for Media and Re/Presentation, University of Utrecht (NL)
  • Dec. 2002: PhD with the grade “summa cum laude”
  • Jan. 2000 - Dec. 2002: Assistant at the Chair for Contemporary History, RWTH Aachen University (G)
  • Apr. 1998 - Dec. 1999: Assistant at the Chair for the History of Technology, RWTH Aachen University (G)
  • July 1994 - Nov. 1995: Practical course at Deutsches Museum Munich (G)
  • Nov. 1995 - Apr.1998: Free scientific associate at the Deutsches Museum Bonn (G)
  • Sep. 1992 - July 1993: Erasmus student at the University of Reims (F)
  • 1989 - 1997: Study of History / Philosophy / Sociology at the RWTH Aachen University (G),
  • 1989: High School diploma at the Episcopal Institute St.Vith (B)

Here you can download a full CV and a complete list of publications.



Last updated on: 01 Jun 2016

Interdisciplinary scholarly profile and research interests:

  • Theory and Methods of Historiography (digital history; audiovisual historiography)
  • Cultural History of Media (press, film, especially radio and television)
  • History of Technology (especially communication an information technologies)
  • Transnational and European history (of technology and media)
  • Material and Cultural Studies (museology, biographies of artefacts)
  • Regional history (Euregio, especially German speaking part of Belgium)

 

Main research projects and performances

  • Coordinator of FNR PRIDE Doctoral Training Unit "Digital History and Hermeneutics" (starting January 1, 2017). Mission statement: As a trading zone for the negotiation of new knowledge, the DH-LAB promotes a hands-on approach to new digital tools and technologies in the field of history. In training students and researchers in using new methods of doing historical research with digital datasets and in exploring new forms of historical storytelling online, the DH-Lab aims to be a place of critical reflection on both the epistemological and methodological challenges of doing history in the age of big data and digital meta-sources (see also the DH-Lab webpage).
  • Supervisor of Postdoc project "A digital platform for source criticism" by Dr. Stef Scagliola
  • Supervisor of PhD project "Digital History as Trading Zone" by Max Kemman (visit his research blog www.maxkemman.nl)
  • Supervisor of the FNR AFR PhD project "Shaping a digital memory platform on migration narratives: a public history project on Italian and Portuguese migration memories in Luxembourg" by Anita Lucchesi (visit her research blog historiografianarede.wordpress.com)
  • Supervisor of the FNR AFR PDR project "Failure and Success of Dummy Head Recording: An Innovation History of 3D Listening" by Dr. Stefan Krebs (visit the project blog binauralrecording.wordpress.com)
  • Member of the European (FP 7) research projects „VIDEO ACTIVE – Opening Up Europe’s Televisual Heritage“ (2005-2008) and “EU SCREEN. Best Practice Network” (2009-2012) within the eContentplus-programme of the European Commission (see www.euscreen.eu ). In both projects I acted as mediator between the scholarly and the archival community. Important scholarly outputs of this engagement are the special issue on “Transnational Television History: A European Comparative Perspective” in Media History and the setting up of the open access e-journal VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture (see www.viewjournal.eu).
  • Main applicant and leader of the NWO research project “Changing Platforms of Ritualized Memory Practices: The Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies” (including 2 PhD and 1 Post-Doc position; 2012-2015). The project aims at analyzing the impact of new technologies for home movie making and screening (from 8mm to video and digital) on the production of family narratives in a long term historical perspective (see homemoviesproject.wordpress.com/)
  • Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies / NIAS (February – June 2011). Member of the NIAS theme-group “The Making of Europe“ which prepares a 6 volume European history of technology (1850-2000) to be published with Palgrave/McMillan in 2015/2016. In the series edited by Johan Schot and Phil Scranton I am co-authoring the volume entitled 'Communicating Europe: Technologies, Information, Events' (1850-2000) together with Prof. Pascal Griset (Paris IV/ Sorbonne). For details on the series and related projects see www.makingeurope.eu
  • Leader of the European research group “Transmitting and Receiving Europe” (TRANS) aiming at promoting a comparative European history of broadcasting technologies. Since 2007 regular workshops and conference panels. Forthcoming in autumn 2012: A. Badenoch / A. Fickers / C. Henrich-Franke (eds.), Airy Curtains. European broadcasting during the Cold War (Baden-Baden, Nomos-Verlag).
  • Participation in the ESF-EUROCORE-programme “Inventing Europe” and member of the management committee of the Tensions of Europe research network (www.tensionsofeurope.eu). An essential outcome of my engagement in the ToE network is A. Badenoch / A. Fickers (eds.),Materializing Europe. Transnational Infrastructures and the Project of Europe (Palgrave/McMillan, Basingstoke 2010).
  • With Karin Bijsterveld (main applicant) responsible for the research project “Soundscapes of the Urban Past: Staged Sound as Mediated Cultural Heritage” (2009-2012), funded by the NWO-Cultural Dynamics programme
  • Four year research grant (VENI) of the "Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek" (NWO) in the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme on "Television as a conservative revolution? A comparative study in the history of European media 1945-1975" (2005 – 2009). One important output was A. Bignell / A. Fickers (eds.), A European Television History (Blackwell-Wiley, Malden 2008) (see cms.hum.uu.nl/ethn/)
  • Initiator and responsible manager of a regional history research project on the inventarization and historical analysis of the newspaper „Malmedyer Kreisblatt / St. Vither Volkszeitung (1866-1945)” in cooperation with the Historical Institute of the RWTH Aachen and the Belgian State Archives in Eupen, financed by the government of the German Speaking Community in Belgium. A full digitization of the collection has been realized in collaboration with the Bibliothèque Royale in Brussels and the State Archives in Eupen. The scholarly findings are published in: A. Fickers (ed.), Zwischen den Zeilen. Die Geschichte des Kreisblattes Malmedy und der St.Vither Volkszeitung 1866-1940. Belgische Staatsarchive: Bruxelles 2008.



Last updated on: 07 Jun 2016

Monographs & co-authored books

 

  • Fickers, Andreas / Griset, Pascal:Communicating Europe. Technologies, Information, Events 1850-2000, Palgrave/McMillan: Basingstoke 2014 (forthcoming).
  • Fickers, Andreas :„Politique de la grandeur“ versus „Made in Germany“.Politische Kulturgeschichte der Technik am Beispiel der PAL-SECAM-Kontroverse, Oldenbourg Verlag: München 2007.
  • Lejeune, Carlo / Fickers, Andreas / Cremer, Freddy:Spuren in die Zukunft.Anmerkungen zu einem bewegten Jahrhundert, Büllingen 2001.
  • Fickers, Andreas: Der „Transistor“ als technisches und kulturelles Phänomen. Die Transistorisierung der Radio- und Fernsehempfänger in der deutschen Rundfunkindustrie von 1955-1965, GNT-Verlag, Bassum 1998.

 

Edited volumes

 

  • Badenoch, Alexander / Fickers, Andreas / Henrich-Franke, Christian (eds.),Airy Curtains. European broadcasting during the Cold War, Nomos-Verlag: Baden-Baden 2013.
  • Fickers, Andreas / Johnson, Catherine (eds.)Transnational Television History. A Comparative Approach. Routledge: New York 2012.
  • Badenoch, Alexander/ Fickers, Andreas (eds.):Europe Materializing. Transnational Infrastructures and the Project of Europe, Palgrave: Basingstoke 2010.
  • Jonathan Bignell / Andreas Fickers (eds.),A European Television History. Wiley-Blackwell: Malden MA / Oxford 2008.
  • Andreas Fickers (ed.),Zwischen den Zeilen. Die Geschichte des Kreisblattes Malmedy und der St.Vither Volkszeitung 1866-1940. Belgische Staatsarchive: Bruxelles 2008.
  • Judith Schueler / Andreas Fickers / Annique Hommels (eds.),Bargaining Norms - Arguing Standards. Negotiating Technical Standards. STT: Den Haag 2008.
  • Andreas Fickers (ed.):Von Gleichschritt, Protest und neuen Abenteuern – Chiroleute erzählen, St.Vith 2003.
  • Bremen, Christian / Fickers, Andreas / Frieß, Peter / Molella, Arthur (eds.):Nobel prize-winners from Aachen?Caught in the conflict between science and society around 1900, St. Augustin 2001.

 

Articles in international peer-reviewed journals

 

  • Towards A New Digital Historicism? Doing History In The Age Of Abundance, in: Journal of European Television History and Culture, 1 (2012) 1, pp. 19-26 (http://viewjournal.eu)
  • The Emergence of Television as a Conservative Media Revolution: Historicising a Process of Remediation in the Post-war Western European Mass Media Ensemble, in:Journal of Modern European History, 10 (2012) 1, pp. 49-75.
  • Transnational television history: a comparative approach. Introduction (together with Catherine Johnson), in:Media History, 16 (2010) 1, pp. 1-11.
  • The Techno-politics of Colour: Britain and the European Struggle for a Colour Television Standard, in:Journal of British Cinema and Television,7 (2010) 1, pp. 95-114.
  • Eventing Europe. Europäische Fernseh- und Mediengeschichte als Zeitgeschichte, in:Archiv für Sozialgeschichte,49 (2009), pp. 391-416.
  • Presenting the "window on the world" to the world. Competing narratives of the presentation of television at the World's Fairs in Paris (1937) and New York (1939), in:Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, 28:3 (2008), pp. 291-310.
  • Design als “mediating interface”. Zur Zeugen- und Zeichenhaftigkeit des Radioapparats, in:Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 30 (2007) 3, p. 199-213.
  • Gedächtnisopfer. Erinnern und Vergessen in der Vergangenheitspolitik der deutschsprachigen Belgier im 20. Jahrhundert, in: Zeitenblicke. Online-Journal für die Geschichtswissenschaften1 (2004): http://www.historicum.net/zeitenblicke/2004/01/fickers/index.html

 

Articles in national and international journals (non peer-reviewed)

 

  • Seeing the familiar strange: Some reflections about actants, actors and arenas of transnational media history, in:Medien & Zeit.Kommunikation in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart,26 (2011) 4, pp. 16-24.
  • Mediahistorische reflecties over interactiviteit met communicatietechnologieën. Een inleiding, in:Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis11 (2008) 2, pp. 4-13.
  • Europäische Fernsehgeschichte. Elf Kernkonzepte zur vergleichenden theoretischen Analyse und historischen Interpretation, in:Medien & Zeit. Kommunikation in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, 23:3 (2008), pp. 69-80.
  • Deux regards sur une même technologie : la télévision aux expositions internationales de Paris (1937) et de New York (1939), in:Hermès50 (2008), pp. 163-170.
  • Creating access to Europe’s television heritage. VIDEO ACTIVE – ein Projektbericht, in:Rundfunk und Geschichte3-4 (2007), pp. 44-51 (together with Sonja de Leeuw).
  • Fordistische Leitprodukte und techno-nationalistische Prestigeobjekte. Die Rundfunkindustrie im deutsch-französischen Vergleich (1925-1975), in:Revue d'Allemagne et des pays des langues allemandes39 (2007) 2, pp. 201-224.
  • National barriers for an imag(e)ined European community: The technopolitical frames of post-war television development in Europe, in:Northern Lights, Film and Media Studies Yearbook2005,  Copenhagen 2006, pp. 15-36.
  • Nationale Traditionen und internationale Trends in der Fernsehgeschichtsschreibung. Eine historiographische Skizze, in:montage av. Zeitschrift für Theorie und Geschichte audiovisueller Kommunikation, Nr.1 (2005), p. 7-28.
  • „De coloribus disputandum est”. De mislukte standaardisering van kleuren-televisie in Europa, in:Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, jg. 7 (2004) nr. 1, pp. 90-117.
  • Das European Television History Network: europäische Fernsehgeschichtsschreibung in vergleichender Perspektive, in:Medien & Zeit. Kommunikation in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart,  20 (2005) 2, pp. 4-11 (together with Sonja de Leeuw).
  • Coopération – confrontation – cohabitation : Les relations entre la CSF/CFT et AEG-Telefunken en matière de brevets et licences de télévision en couleurs dans les années soixante, in:Revue d’Allemagne et des pays des langues allemandes37(2005) n° 2, pp. 29-44.
  • Veel nieuws – weinig geschiedenis. Een historisch-historiografisch essay over internationaal televisienieuws, in:Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis,8 (2005) 2, pp. 111-142, together with Bernadette Kester
  • “Horror vacui” - oder wie den Scholastikern die Luft ausging. Philosophische, wissenschafts- und technikhistorische Überlegungen zu Otto von Guericke und seiner Zeit, in:Monumenta Gue­rickiana,8 (2002), pp. 3-21.

 

Articles in edited books

 

  • Television, in: Peter Simonson, Janice Peck, Robert T. Craig, Johan P. Jackson (eds.), The Handbook of Communication History (New York: Routledge, 2013), pp. 239-256.
  • From Colour TV War to Non-Aggression Pact: Patents as Actants of Techno-political Diplomacy in a European Standardization Process, in: Stathis Arapostathis , Graham Dutfield (eds.),Knowledge Management And Intellectual Property Concepts, Actors and Practices from the Past to the Present(Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013), pp. 162-182.
  • ‚Visibly audible. The radio dial as mediating interface’, in: Trevor Pinch, Karin Bijsterveld (eds.),The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies.Oxford University Press: Oxford 2012, pp. 411-439.
  • ‚Op zoek naar televisie (1925-1960)’, in: Bert Hogenkamp, Huub Wijfjes, Sonja deLeeuw (eds.),Eeneeuw van beeld en geluid. Cultuurgeschiedenis van radio en televisie in Nederland,Beeld en Geluid: Hilversum 2012, pp. 104-143.
  •  ‘The birth of Eurovision. Transnational television as a challenge for Europe and contemporary media historiography’, in: Andreas Fickers, Catherine Johnson (eds.),Transnational Television History. A Comparative Approach.Routledge: New York 2012, pp. 13-32.
  • ‚Phase II. Einige unpoetische Assoziationen zu einem Rundfunkgespräch zwischen Gottfried Benn und Thilo Koch (1949)’in: In Jan de Roder (ed.),Ik woon in duizend kamers tegelijk. Opstellen voor en over Wiel Kusters,Vantilt: Nijmegen 2012, pp. 95-100.
  • ‚Die Anfänge des kommerziellen Rundfunks im Saarland. Die Geschichte der Saarländischen Fernseh AG (Tele-Saar und Europe No. 1), in: Clemens Zimmermann, Rainer Hudemann, Micheal Kuderna (eds.),Medienlandschaft Saar von 1945 bis in die Gegenwart. Band 1: Medien zwischen Demokratisierung und Kontrolle (1945-1955),Oldenbourg Verlag: München 2010, pp. 241-310.
  • ‘Eventing Europe. Broadcasting and the Mediated Performances of Europe’ (together with Suzanne Lommers), in: Alexander Badenoch, Andreas Fickers (eds.),Materializing Europe. Transnational Infrastructures and the Project of Europe.Palgrave/McMillan: Basingstoke 2010, pp. 225-251.
  • ‚Broadcasting’, in: Akira Iriye, Pierre-Yves Saunier (eds.),The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History,Palgrave / Macmillan: Basingstoke 2009, pp. 106-109.
  • ‚Radio’, in: Akira Iriye, Pierre-Yves Saunier (eds.),The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History, Palgrave / Macmillan: Basingstoke 2009, pp. 870-873.
  • ‘Tuning in Nostalgic Wavelengths: Transistor Memories Set to Music’, in: Karin Bijsterveld, José van Dijk (eds.),Sound Souvenirs. Audio Technologies - Memory and Cultural Practices,Amsterdam University Press: Amsterdam 2009, pp. 123-138.
  • ‚Narrative topoi in Erfindermythen und techno-nationalistischer Legendenbildung. Zur Historiographie der Erfindung von Film und Fernsehen’, in: Siegfried Bodenmann, Susan Splinter (eds.):Mythos – Helden – Symbole. Legitimation, Selbst- und Fremdwahrnehmung in der Geschichte der Naturwissenschaft, Medizin und Technik,Martin Meidenbauer Verlag, München 2009, pp. 71-86 (together with Frank Kessler).
  • ‚Comparative European Perspectives on Television History’, in: Jonathan Bignell, Andreas Fickers (eds.):A European Television History,Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell 2008, pp. 1-54. (together with Jonathan Bignell)
  • ‚Reflections on Doing European Television History’, in: Jonathan Bignell, Andreas Fickers (eds.):A European Television History,Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell 2008, pp. 229-256. (together with Jonathan Bignell)
  • ‚Vom preußischen Amtsblatt zum heimattreuen Sprachrohr. Die „Malmedy-St.Vither Volkszeitung“ in der Presselandschaft der Zwischenkriegszeit‘, in: Heinz Warny (ed.):Zwei Jahrhunderte deutschprachige Zeitung in Ostbelgien, Eupen 2007, pp. 211-238 (together with Luise Clemens and Monika Röther).
  • ‚Pourquoi ne feraient-ils pas un procès à Telefunken? Georges Pompidou et la promotion du SECAM dans le monde’, in: Pascal Griset (ed.):Georges Pompidou et la modernité. Les tensions de l’innovation, 1962-1974, Paris 2006, pp. 171-192.
  • ‚Circulation – appropriation – dispositif : Plaidoyer pour une histoire culturelle de l’innovation’, in: Christophe Bouneau, Yannick Lung (eds.):Les territoires de l’innovation – espaces de conflits,Bordeaux 2006, pp. 279-292.
  • ‚Sichtbar hörbar! Radioapparat und Stadt – Knoten im vernetzten Kommunikationsraum’, in: Clemens Zimmermann (Hg.):Die Stadt als Kommunikationsraum. Medialität und Raumgefüge der Großstädte im 20. Jahrhundert,Stuttgart 2006, pp. 83-103.
  • ‚Radio und Fernsehen als nationale Sozialisierungsinstanzen? Der Rundfunk um Rahmen der westdeutschen und französischen Wiederaufbaumodernisierung der 1950er Jahre‘, in: Hélène Miard-Delacroix, Rainer Hudemann (Hg.):Wandel und Integration.Deutsch-französische Annäherungen der fünfziger Jahre,München 2005, pp. 291-307.
  • ‚De la “Sibérie de la Prusse” aux “Cantons rédimés”. L’ombre diffuse de la Grande Guerre dans la mémoire collective des belges germanophones’, in: Serge Jaumain (ed.):Une guerre totale? La Belgique dans la Première Guerre mondiale. Nouvelles tendances de la recherche historique,Bruxelles 2005, pp. 615-633.
  • ‚“Vor dem Zeugnis der Tatsachen muss leeres Gerede verstummen“. Otto von Guerickes Kampf gegen den horror vacui’, in: Horst Kranz, Ludwig Falkenstein (eds.):Inquirens subtilia diversa. Dietrich Lohrmann zum 65. Geburtstag,Aachen 2002, pp. 317-332.
  • ‚Transistor-Radio in Afrika: Geschichte, Politik und Technik’, in: DGB Bildungswerk (ed.):Radio. Kommunikation in Afrika,Düsseldorf 2002, pp. 36-41.
  • ‚“Politique de la Grandeur“ contre „Made in Germany“ - La lutte pour le choix d’un procédé de télévision en couleur dans l'Europe des années soixante’, in: Robert Belot,  Michel Cotte,  Pierre Lamard (eds.):La technologie au risque de l’histoire,Belfort 2000, pp. 343-354.

 

Forthcoming (accepted) publications:

 

  • ‚Entre attraction et participation : une analyse comparée du discours télévisuel aux Expositions universelles de Paris (1937), New York (1939) et Bruxelles (1958)’, in : Olivier Lugon (ed.),Expositions et Médias. Photographie, cinéma, télévision, Lausanne 2012, pp. 287-301.
  • ‚Sounds Familiar: intermediality and remediation in the written, sonic and audiovisual narratives ofBerlin Alexanderplatz’, in: Karin Bijsterveld (ed.),Soundscapes of the Urban Past: Staged Sound as Mediated Cultural Heritage, Transcript Verlag: Bielefeld 2012 (40 pages).
  • ‚From Colour TV War to Non-Aggression Pact: patents as actants of techno-political diplomacy in a European standardization battle’, in: Stathis Arapostathis, Graham Dutfield (eds.),Knowledge Management and Intellectual Property: Concepts, Actors and Practices from the Past to the Present,Edward Elgar: Cheltenham 2013.
  • ‚Television: Histories from Scarcity to Abundance’, in: Peter Simonson, Janice Peck, Robert T. Craig, and John P. Jackson (eds.),TheHandbook of Communication History, Routledge: New York 2013.
  • ‚European Television’, in: Krin Grabbard (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies (article will be published in the online edition in early 2013: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/obo/page/cinema-and-media-studies )
  • ‚Lire entre les lignes: Une histoire transnationale de « l’entente cordiale » franco-britannique dans la télévision d’après-guerre’, in: Marie-Françoise Lévy, Maryvonne Le Puloch (eds.),Jean d’Arcy :  La communication au service des droits de l’homme, Paris 2013 (together with Andy O’Dwyer).

 

A selection of invited lectures and key-notes

 

  • Pour une histoire culturelle de l’innovation.Invited key note lecture at the conference „Les territoires de l’innovation, espace de conflits“ in Bordeaux, November 2004.
  • Georges Pompidou et la promotion du SECAM dans le monde.Invited lecture at the conference „Georges Pompidou et l’innovation“ at the Assemblée Nationale, Paris, March 2005.
  • Presenting the “window to the world” to the world: Competing narratives of television at the World’s Fair in Paris (1937) and New York (1939). Lecture at the international “World’s Fair Symposium” in San Francisco, April 2005.
  • Techno-Nationalist Tales of Glory and Failure: Writing the History of Inventions in Early Film and Television.Lecture at the conference “Media in Transition 4: The work of stories”, MIT Boston, May 2005.
  • Der Radioapparat als domestizierte Technologie und mediales Dispositif. Kulturgeschichtliche Thesen zur symbolischen Aneignung von Technik. Invited keynote lecture at the annual conference of the „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik“ in Braunschweig, October 2006.
  • Writing a comparative European history of television. Methodological challenges and theoretical implications. Keynote lecture at the second workshop of the European Television History Network in Madrid, October 2006.
  • Television as a conservative revolution?On the challenges of writing a comparative European history of media, invited lecture at the biannual workshop of the “Southern Broadcasting History Group” in Bournemouth (GB), December 2006.
  • Domesticating the ether or the sonic appropriation of the world.The fascination of early wireless broadcasting, invited lecture at the Winter School on Communication and Media, organized by the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Florence, March 2007.
  • Comparative media history:the challenge of diachronic, intermedial and transnational approaches, introduction and chair of a panel at the “Rethinking Television Histories” conference in London. With participation of Prof. William Uricchio (MIT/UU) and Dr. Pierre-Yves Saunier (Université de Lyon, F), April 2007.
  • Conservative Revolutions?Historicising processes of remediation, invited key note lecture at the NWO conference “Transformations in Art and Culture” in Leiden &Noordwijk, November 2007.
  • Traum oder Alptraum.Die Rolle der Medien im Amerikanisierungsprozess. Ein deutsch-französischer Vergleich, invited lecture at the University of Kassel, January 2008.
  • Broadcasting as critical infrastructure: A story of European fine-tuning and techno-political interferences, invited paper and lecture at the EUROCRIT international workshop “Transnational infrastructures: coping withscarcity and vulnerability”, Stockholm, 21-24th May 2008.
  • Eventing Europe.Rundfunkinfrastrukturen als "mediating interfaces" im Prozess der materiellen, institutionellen und symbolischen Konstruktion eines europäischen Kommunikationsraumes,invited lecture at the Institute of Social and Economic History / University of Zurich, November 2008.
  • In search for the frozen flows. The challenge of doing television history based on audiovisual sources, invited lecture at the third students workshop on audiovisual source critique (organized by Prof. Roberta Pearson / Nottingham University), London, January 2009.
  • Tuning into Europe. The emergence and symbolic appropriation of the European broadcasting space, invited lecture at the 5th History of Technology (HoST) seminar in Lisbon, September 2010.
  • Audiovisual Source Critique in the Age of the Web 2.0. Bridging the Gap between Textual and Contextual Approaches. Invited lecture at the 1st International EU SCREEN Conference on “Contextualization of Digitized Sources” in Rome, October 2010.
  • Seeing the familiar strange.Some reflections on doing transnational media history. Invited key-note lecture at the ECREA-History workshop on transnational media history in Dublin (September 2011).
  • In Search of the Sonic Aura: Challenging the WYSIWYG Approach in Historical Exhibition Making, key-note lecture at the workshop “Staging Sound in the Museum” at the Institute of Sound and Vision in Hilversum (February 2012).
  • Analogue Memory Machines: A Techno-Melancholic Retrospective. Invited key-note lecture at the NECS-conference on “Screen Media and Memory” in Lisbon, June 2012.
  • Konservative Medienrevolutionen: Überlegungen zu einer Genealogie des Medienwandels,key-note lecture at the conference “Theorien des Medienwandels” in Augsburg (January 2013).
  • Tuning Into Europe. The Symbolic Appropriation of a Transnational Broadcasting Space,key-note lecture at the “Transnational Mediascapes” conference in Turin (May 2013).
  • The challenge of transnational television history in the digital age, key-note lecture at the conference “Television in Europe behind the Iron Curtain – National and Transnational Perspectives since the 1950s” in Erlangen (December 2013).

 

For digital copies of a relevant number of my publications see: http://unimaas.academia.edu/AndreasFickers



Last updated on: 10 Jun 2015

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See detailDigitale Metaquellen und doppelte Reflexivität
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in Bönker, Kirsten; Obertreis, Julia; Grampp, Sven (Eds.) Television Beyond and Across the Iron Curtain (2016)

See detailZeit-Räume im langen 19. Jahrhundert. Erfahrungen von Verdichtung, Beschleunigung und Beharrung
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in Lejeune, Carlo (Ed.) Code Civil, beschleunigte Moderne und Dynamiken des Beharrens im langen 19. Jahrhundert (2016)

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in Lejeune, Carlo (Ed.) Code Civil, beschleunigte Moderne und Dynamiken des Beharrens im langen 19. Jahrhundert (2016)

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2015

See detailKonservative Medienrevolutionen. Überlegungen zu einer Genealogie des Medienwandels
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in Kinnebrock, Susanne; Schwarzenegger, Christian; Birkner, Thomas (Eds.) Theorien des Medienwandels (2015)

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in Technikgeschichte (2015), 82(1), 67-85

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in Journal of European Television History and Culture (2015), 4(7), 1-6

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2014

See detail"Neither good, nor bad, nor neutral": The Historical Dispositif of Communication Technologies
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in Schreiber, Martin; Zimmermann, Clemens (Eds.) Journalism and Technological Change. Historical Perspectives, Contemporary Trends (2014)

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Fickers, Andreas; Verschaffel, Bart; Legêne, Susan; Astroh, Michael; van Maanen; Westermann, Mariet

Article for general public (2014)

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2013

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See detailAiry Curtains in the European Ether: Introduction
Badenoch, Alexander; Fickers, Andreas; Henrich-Franke, Christian

in Badenoch, Alexander; Fickers, Andreas; Henrich-Franke, Christian (Eds.) Airy Curtains in the European Ether: Broadcasting and the Cold War (2013)

See detailShifting Sounds: Textualization and Dramatization of Urban Soundscapes
Bijsterveld, Karin; Jacobs, Annelies; Aalbers, Jasper; Fickers, Andreas

in Bijsterveld, Karin (Ed.) Soundscapes of the Urban Past: Staged Sound as Mediated Cultural Heritage (2013)

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See detailVeins filled with the dilluted sap of rationality. A critical reply to Rens Bod
Fickers, Andreas

in BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review (2013), 128(4), 155-163

See detailEuropean Television
Fickers, Andreas

in Gabbard, Krin (Ed.) Oxford Bibliography Online: Cinema and Media Studies (2013)

See detailFrom colour TV war to non-aggression pact: Patents as actants of techno-political diplomacy in a European standardization process
Fickers, Andreas

in Arapostathis, Stathis; Dutfield, Graham (Eds.) Knowlegde Management and Intellectual Property. Concepts, Actors and Practices from the Past to the Present (2013)

See detailTelevision
Fickers, Andreas

in Simonson, Peter; Peck, Janice; Craig, Robert; Jackson, Johan (Eds.) The Handbook of Communication History (2013)

See detailGenerationenkonflikte, 68er-Geist und kulturelle Emanzipation: Die 73er-Generation
Fickers, Andreas

in Lejeune, Carlo; Brüll, Christoph (Eds.) Grenzerfahrungen. Eine Geschichte der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft Belgiens. Band 5: Säuberung, Wiederaufbau, Autonomiediskussionen (1945-1973) (2013)

See detailVon der Polarisierung zur Meinungsvielfalt. Die ostbelgischen Medien als Akteur der Autonomiedebatte
Fickers, Andreas

in Lejeune, Carlo; Brüll, Christoph (Eds.) Grenzerfahrungen. Eine Geschichte der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft Belgiens. Band 5: Säuberung, Wiederaufbau, Autonomiediskussionen (1945-1973) (2013)

See detailCold War techno-diplomacy: Selling French Colour Television to the Eastern Bloc
Fickers, Andreas

in Badenoch, Alexander; Fickers, Andreas; Henrich-Franke, Christian (Eds.) Airy Curtains in the European Ether: Broadcasting and the Cold War (2013)

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See detailVeins filled with the Diluted Sap of Rationality: A Critical Reply to Rens Bod
Fickers, Andreas

in Bijdragen en Mededelingen betreffende de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden = BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review (2013), 128(4), 155-163

See detailSounds Familiar: Intermediality and Remediation in the Written, Sonic and Audiovisual Narratives of Berlin Alexanderplatz
Fickers, Andreas; Aalbers, Jasper; Jacobs, Annelies; Bijsterveld, Karin

in Bijsterveld, Karin (Ed.) Soundscapes of the Urban Past: Staged Sound as Mediated Cultural Heritage (2013)

See detailLire entre les lignes: une histoire transnationale de "l'entente cordiale" franco-britannique dans la télévision d'après-guerre
Fickers, Andreas; O'Dwyer, Andy

in Lévy, Marie-Francoise (Ed.) Jean d'Arcy. Penser la communication au xxe siècle (2013)

See detailExperimental Media Archaeology: A Plea for New Directions
Fickers, Andreas; van den Oever, Annie

in Van den Oever, Annie (Ed.) Techné / Technology. Researching Cinema and Media Technologies - Their development, Use, and Impact (2013)

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2012

See detailPhase II. Einige unpoetische Assoziationen zu einem Rundfunkgespräch zwischen Gotfried Benn und Thilo Koch (1949)
Fickers, Andreas

in Roder, Jan (Ed.) Ik woon in duizend kamers tegelijk. Opstellen voor en over Wiel Kusters (2012)

See detailVisibly Audible. The Radio Dial as Mediating Interface
Fickers, Andreas

in Bijsterveld, Karin; Pinch, Trevor (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies (2012)

See detailThe Birth of Eurovision. Transnational Television as a Challenge for Europe and Contemporary Media Historiography
Fickers, Andreas

in Fickers, Andreas; Johnson, Cathy (Eds.) Transnational Television History. A Comparative Approach (2012)

See detailOp Zoek naar Televisie (1925-1960)
Fickers, Andreas

in Een Eeuw van Beeld en Geluid. Cultuurgeschiedenis van Radio en Televisie in Nederland. (2012)

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See detailTowards A New Digital Historicism? Doing History In The Age Of Abundance.
Fickers, Andreas

in VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture (2012)

See detailTransnational Television History. A Comparative Approach
Fickers, Andreas; Johnson, Cathy

Book published by Routledge (2012)

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2011

See detailEventing Europe. Europäische Fernseh- und Mediengeschichte als Zeitgeschichte.
Fickers, Andreas

in Medien-Debatten-Öffentlichkeiten in Deutschland und Frankreich im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert / Medias, Débats et Espaces Publiques en Allemagne et en France aux 19e et 20e siècles. (2011)

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2010

See detailEurope Materializing? Toward a Transnational History of European Infrastructures.
Fickers, Andreas

in Materializing Europe. Transnational Infrastructures and the Project of Europe. (2010)

See detailThe Techno-politics of Colour: Britain and the European Struggle for a Colour Television Standard
Fickers, Andreas

in Journal of British Cinema and Television (2010)

See detailThe Radio Scale: A Materialized European Event
Fickers, Andreas

in Materializing Europe. Transnational Infrastructures and the Project of Europe. (2010)

See detailDie Anfänge des kommerziellen Rundfunks im Saarland. Die Geschichte der Saarländischen Fernseh AG (Tele-Saar und Europe No. 1).
Fickers, Andreas

in Medienlandschaft Saar von 1945 bis in die Gegenwart. Band 1: Medien zwischen Demokratisierung und Kontrolle (1945-1955). (2010)

See detailMaterializing Europe. Transational Infrastructures and the Project of Europe.
Fickers, Andreas; Badenoch A.

Book published by Palgrave/McMillan (2010)

See detailEventing Europe. Broadcasting and the Mediated Performances of Europe.
Fickers, Andreas; Lommers, S.

in Badenoch, A (Ed.) Materializing Europe. Transnational Infrastructures and the Project of Europe. (2010)

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2009

See detailBroadcasting
Fickers, Andreas

in The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History (2009)

See detailRadio
Fickers, Andreas

in The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History (2009)

See detailPublication: Tuning in Nostalgic Wavelengths: Transistor Memories Set To Music
Fickers, Andreas

in Sound Souvenirs: Audio Technologies, Memory and Cultural Practices (2009)

See detailNarrative topoi in Erfindermyther und technonationalistischer Legendenbildung: Zur Historiographie der Erfindung von Film und Fernsehen
Fickers, Andreas

in Mythos ¿ Helden ¿ Symbole. Legitimation, Selbst- und Fremd-wahrnehmung in der Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, der Medizin und Technik (2009)

See detailEventing Europe. Europaeische Fernseh- und Mediengeschichte als Zeitgeschichte.
Fickers, Andreas

in Archiv für Sozialgeschichte (2009)

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2008

See detailA EUROPEAN TELEVISION HISTORY
Bignell, Jonathan; Fickers, Andreas

Book published by Wiley-Blackwell (2008)

See detailA European Television History
Fickers, Andreas

Book published by Wiley-Blackwell. (2008)

See detailIntroduction: The Complexity of Negotiating Standards
Fickers, Andreas

in Bargaining Norms - Arguing Standards. Negotiating Technical Standards (2008)

See detailBargaining Norms - Arguing Standards. Negotiating Technical Standards
Fickers, Andreas

Book published by STT Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends. (2008)

See detailConclusion. Implications for Research and Policy
Fickers, Andreas

in Norms - Arguing Standards. Negotiating Technical Standards (2008)

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2007

See detailDesign als 'mediating interface'. Zur Zeugen- und Zeichenhaftigkeit des Radioapparats
Fickers, Andreas

in Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, (2007)

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2006

See detailSichtbar hörbar! Radioapparat und Stadt – Knoten im vernetzten Kommunikationsraum
Fickers, Andreas

in Zimmermann, Clemens (Ed.) Die Stadt als Kommunikationsraum. Medialität und Raumgefüge der Großstädte im 20. Jahrhundert (2006)

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2005

See detailRadio und Fernsehen als nationale Sozialisierungsinstanzen? Der Rundfunk um Rahmen der westdeutschen und französischen Wiederaufbaumodernisierung der 1950er Jahre
Fickers, Andreas

in Miard-Delacroix, Hélène; Hudemann, Rainer (Eds.) Wandel und Integration. Deutsch-französische Annäherungen der fünfziger Jahre (2005)

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2004

See detail„De coloribus disputandum est”: De mislukte standaardisering van kleuren-televisie in Europa
Fickers, Andreas

in Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis (2004), 7(1), 90-117

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2001

See detailOstbelgien und die europäische Einheit des Gegensätzlichen: Europa im Widerstreit von Abschottung und grenzenloser Öffnung
Cremer, Freddy; Lejeune, Carlo; Fickers, Andreas

in Lejeun, Carlo; Fickers, Andreas; Cremer, Freddy (Eds.) Spuren in die Zukunft: Anmerkungen zu einem bewegten Jahrhundert (2001)

See detailGlobalisierung oder die Heimat im Sog des Weltgeschehens: Auf der Suche nach regionalen Bremsspuren eines Beschleunigungsprozesses
Fickers, Andreas

in Lejeune, Carlo; Fickers, Andreas; Cremer, Freddy (Eds.) Spuren in die Zukunft: Anmerkungen zu einem bewegten Jahrhundert (2001)

See detailVon der Bewältigung überwältigt? Über Nutzen und Nachteil der Historie für Ostbelgien
Fickers, Andreas

in Lejeune, Carlo; Fickers, Andreas; Cremer, Freddy (Eds.) Spuren in die Zukunft: Anmerkungen zu einem bewegten Jahrhundert (2001)

See detailFahrrad, Dampfross und Kleinbahn: Die Veränderung von Raum und Zeit durch die 'Erfahrung' der Welt
Fickers, Andreas

in Lejeune, Carlo; Fickers, Andreas; Cremer, Freddy (Eds.) Spuren in die Zukunft: Anmerkungen zu einem bewegten Jahrhundert (2001)

See detailSpuren in die Zukunft: Anmerkungen zu einem bewegten Jahrhundert
Lejeune, Carlo; Fickers, Andreas; Cremer, Freddy

Book published by Lexis Verlag - 1 (2001)

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1998

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