Introduction to BA Course 'Media, War & Historical Representation'

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The first slides of the Introduction meeting of my 2013 BA History course 'Media, War & Historical Representation'.

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Introduction to BA Course 'Media, War & Historical Representation'

  1. 1. WELCOMEMedia, War & Historical Representation Martijn Kleppe BA History Theme: History of Culture & Media Week 1 - Introduction Wednesday 30 Januari 2013
  2. 2. Haiti, 1994http://changeobserver.designobserver.com/entry.html?entry=11447
  3. 3. Alex Webb – Magnum Photos
  4. 4. ‘The aim of this course is to investigate the ways war is interpreted and represented through all sorts of media (paintings/wood engravings, words, still and moving images, internet) with a strong focus on (audio) visual materials like photo and television.’ Course manual, page 5Alex Webb – Magnum Photos
  5. 5. Focus on four aspects of the changing representation of war, from the mid 19th century until the present:  Communication technology & transport  Relation between politics, the military & the media  Public opinion  Professionalization of the journalistic trade Course manual, page 5Alex Webb – Magnum Photos
  6. 6. More info about photos and Alex Webb at: • http://changeobserver.designobserver.com/entry.html?entry=11447 • http://arafiqui.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/fighting-ghosts-creating-enemies- and-selling-the-good-war-or-why-are-thetoy-soldiers-on-the-front-lines/ • http://fototapeta.art.pl/2005/axwe.php • http://www.magnumphotos.com/alexwebbAlex Webb – Magnum Photos
  7. 7. WHO ARE HERE?• Martijn Kleppe: kleppe@eshcc.eur.nl www.martijnkleppe.nl @martijnkleppe• BA Students History: History of Culture & Media Other theme related course: - Media & Cultuur in Historisch Kader (Beunders, BA-2, blok 2) - Beeld van de wereld in de Populaire Media (Baggerman & Van Lente, BA-2, blok 4)• Exchange Students: History/Culture & IBCoM
  8. 8. Module Aims and ObjectivesAfter succesful completion of this course, you should be able to…:• …Reproduce and discuss the general changes inthe representation of war, according to the fourfocussing points• …Assess ongoing media reports onwars/conflicts/peace missions that are happeningduring the course•… Choose and reflect upon recent photographs•…Write an essay based on personal preference, butaccording to the academic guidelinesCourse Manual, page 6
  9. 9. Topics, Schedule, & Field trip Week 4: Field trip to Nederlands Fotomuseum
  10. 10. Topics, Schedule, & Field trip • Wednesday 20 February • Start at 11.30 am at Nederlands Fotomuseum • Introduction by Frits Gierstberg • Visit Sound of Silence in groups • Free to visit rest of museum • Entrance paid by ESHCC • Assignment based on visit
  11. 11. READING, WATCHING, LISTENING • Articles • Websites • Radio • Clips On Blackboard
  12. 12. The rest of the slides are for students only….

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