Old media persistence. An ECREA preconference on the relevance and persistence of traditional media

An ECREA preconference co-organized by three ECREA Thematic Sections: Communication History, Radio Research, Television Studies

This preconference will take place in Braga, Portugal at the main campus of the University of Minho on October 1st and 2nd, 2020.

The Call for Contributions is available here.

Please send your 500 word abstract and a short bio of 100 words to info@oldnewspersistence.com. Deadline for submissions is 30 March 2020. Authors will receive word of acceptance by 30 April 2020.


Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904, artist.
The zoopraxiscope – a couple waltzing (No. 35., title from item.)

c1893 (14699Y U.S. Copyright Office). Copyright by Eadweard Muybridge (expired)

Towards a polyphony of memory? Media, Communication and Memory in the Digital Age


Program and Book of Abstracts (BoA)

The program is now online on our conference website: https://ecreahistorylugano2018.wordpress.com/program/ ! It includes a keynote, a podium, several panels and an art performance.

Special Artist Performance and Crowdfunding

As you can see in the program we invited the artist Antonia Rehnen for a 30 min. slot to present her short film “Memories wrapped in paper planes” followed by a Q+A (find more info here: https://ecreahistorylugano2018.wordpress.com/special-artist-performance/). To finance her performance and the expenses she has we decided to add the option to donate an amount you think is suitable during your registration. We hope you find this to be a worthy investment and a fruitful addition to an academic conference.


It is now possible to register for the pre-conference. We use Eventbrite to manage the payments (credit card only). Please visit the website following the link below and choose the ticket for the fee that applies to you as well as the amount you might want to donate to our artist. Eventbrite charges a small additional service fee for processing the payment. We would highly appreciate if you register as soon as possible and ideally no later than 10 September: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/ecrea-lugano-2018-pre-conference-towards-a-polyphony-of-memory-tickets-48375577655

Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano

Manuel Menke (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Berber Hagedoorn (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

Website of the Preconferencehttps://ecreahistorylugano2018.wordpress.com