Call for Papers: International Workshop Commodification of History: The Past as Source of Entertainment and Commerce
Prague, 15-16 September 2018
Deadline for submissions: 15 April 2018
The question how exactly history has been used in commercial settings, how the past is being transformed into history with a special commercial interest, has so far been under-researched. This workshop, organized by the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism in Prague, will pick up on this and tackle questions of commodification in an interdisciplinary approach and will aim at a more nuanced and in depth analysis of processes and practices of commodification. The workshop will include both discussion panels and a fieldtrip to a site of commodified history in Prague to provide participants with hands-on experience.
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