Subproject 3

Similar to Subproject 1, Subproject 3 explores the histories of Central European radio collections, focusing on historical recordings held today in Germany and the Czech Republic. It contextualizes archival sources, seeking to understand the cultural-political status of radio archival collections, in view of past technological practices, institutional settings, state policy and geopolitical frameworks. In doing so, it traces how and why institutions (and social actors) archived and used radio collections under conditions of war, occupation and Cold War-era reconstruction.

Researcher: to be announced (new team member starting early 2021)