In order to build our online ESPRit community, we are starting a series of monthly one-hour online seminars. The first series has been held in the Spring of 2021. It took as its focus ‘Popular Magazines’, and was co-hosted by the ETMIET/KENI team from Panteion University (Athens). 

General title‘Crossover influences and local identities of the popular illustrated periodicals of the 19th and twentieth centuries’

26 March, 12-1PM CET (chair: Peter Buse, Liverpool University)
Keynote lecture by Victoria Kuttainen (James Cook University, Autralia): “Portholes, Channels, and Seductions: The Messy Affordances of Antipodean Periodical Scholarship”


16 April, 3-4PM CET (chair: Sophie Oliver, Liverpool University)

- Júlia Fazekas (ELTE University, Budapest), “Popularity of Hungarian and European fashion magazines in the 1840s”

 

- Charlotte Lauder (University of Strathclyde and National Library of Scotland), “Pithy people: the People’s Friend, a national magazine for Scotland”

14 May, 3-4PM CET (chair: Andrés Mario Zervigón, Rutgers University)

- Patrick Rössler (University of Erfurt), “From Simplicissimus to Simplicus and Der Simpl. Satire magazines between Nazi gleichschaltung and exile, 1934-35”

- Mary Ikoniadou (University of Central Lancashire), “Refugee publishing. The case study of the Greek political refugees in East Germany. Imaginings and aesthetics of repatriation amidst Cold War borders”