Call for papers

Commodification of History: The Past as Source of Entertainment and Commerce

15. – 16. 9. 2018, Praha, deadline 15. 4. 2018

Workshop organized by the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism in Prague

In a globalizing world, references to the past as a way of identity formation have become more and more important. Even though the “production” of history is the major field of academic historiography, the past is addressed in many popular contexts that are consumed and appropriated by immense numbers of people. Though the forms in which history is brought to life differ widely, most of them have one feature in common: they promise the distribution of knowledge via entertainment and this is what makes them so popular. Pokračování textu