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Our multi-media exhibition about Austria under occupation is now online!

One of the aims of science communication is to find engaging formats through which to disseminate research findings to a broader public. With the financial support of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and in cooperation with colleagues from the Fachdidaktikzentrum Geschichte, Sozialkunde und Politische Bildung of the University of Vienna, we’ve developed the online exhibition War of Pictures. Austrian Visual Culture 1945 to 1955.

The exhibition presents the history of the period as seen through the lens of media coverage. At the same time, in order to promote media literacy, we subject press photography and the ways it was used to critical analysis. The exhibition is aimed at the general public and schools, which will be offered workshops and additional educational materials in order to explore the topic in more depth.    

Visit the online exhibition here > http://warofpictures.univie.ac.at


Our latest publication: Visual Propaganda during the cold war in Austria

The research team published its findings on the pictorial services of all four allied forces in postwar Austria. Read more about the scope and impact of visual propaganda during the cold war in Austria: Marion Krammer, Margarethe Szeless & Fritz Hausjell (Hg.), Alliierte Bildpolitik in Österreich 1945 – 1955, in: Medien & Zeit 1/2017

Our FWF-funded Science Communication Project „History through the Viewfinder“ started!

In September 2016, our FWF-funded science communication project "History through the Viewfinder" started. The project is a cooperation between the Department of Communications and the Fachdidaktikzentrum Geschichte, Sozialkunde und Politische Bildung of the University of Vienna. It aims at introducing the results of our research project „War of Pictures. Austrian Pressphotography 1945-1955“ to a broader audience.

The project team will design an online exhibition about occupied postwar Austria and its media representation in contemporay illustrated magazines. The exhibition will also contain didactical material catering to high school pupils from 4th to 6th grade. Furthermore workshops related to the content of the online exhibition will be held at Viennese high schools in autumn 2017. More news to follow!

Photomedia Conference, Helsinki  

Marion Krammer and Margarethe Szeless presented their paper "Returning Prisoner of War. Revisiting Ernst Haas' iconic photographs" at "Helsinki Photomedia - Photographic Agencies and Materialities", March 30, 2016 - April, 1, 2016. 

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