Relationships between media and by media do not stop at borders. The cooperative project with the Macquarie University in Sydney investigates such transnational histories of media.
From 2015 to 2018, the Research Centre Media History
at the University of Hamburg and the Centre for Media History
at Macquarie University in Sydney work together to research and write a history of media beyond national boundaries and enable transnational research from a globally “entangled” perspective. This project aims to establish a close collaboration between Hamburg and Sydney in the research and teaching of media history. It will facilitate frequent exchanges of senior and junior researchers, including postgraduates, to discuss and explore “transnational media histories” as well as joint workshops, conferences and research projects. The academic starting point of “Transnational Media Histories”, funded by the DAAD [German Academic Exchange Service], is the research approach on “Entangled Media Histories”, which assumes a mutual entanglement.