Intervision Workshop

On 12 October 2018, an-all day workshop under the title of "Intervision" was held in RECET.

The purpose of this workshop was to bring together for the first time a group of international scholars who have conducted research on the Intervision Song Contest. Intervision was a project of the International Organisation for Radio and Television - the international broadcasting organisation for Eastern European and other communist-led statesduring the Cold War - and it was created as an alternative to Western Europe's Eurovision Song Contest. Mari Pajala from the University of Turku, Yulia Yurtaeva-Martens from the Film University Babelsberg and Dean Vuletic from the University of Vienna exchanged their experiences in accessing archives, discussed the state of the art on this topic, and considered future directions for research. On 14 October, they also jointly presented examples of their research on Intervision atthe conference Technological Innovation and the Spread of Globalisation in the Cold War, which was held in the Department of East European History at the University of Vienna.

The workshop was organised by Dean Vuletic who, as a Lise Meitner Fellow in the Department of East European History and RECET, leads the research project "Intervision: Popular Music and Politics in Eastern Europe" that is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).



Vom Eigensinn der Freiwilligen Feuerwehr

Hanna Möller (uni:view) | 04. Juni 2018

Freiwilligkeit im Staatssozialismus – geht das überhaupt? Dieser Frage widmen sich Philipp Ther und Mojmir Stransky vom Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte in einem aktuellen Forschungsprojekt. Nach Antworten suchen sie bei einer altehrwürdigen Institution: der Freiwilligen Feuerwehr.