Communicative and Cultural Memory

Not Out of Date, but Out of Time: The Materiality of Zines and Post-digital Memory

Hroch, Miloš

The importance of zines – as documents of history and contemporary media – has recognisably increased in the past decade, and not only media scholars but also historians are paying closer attention to this type of alternative media. We have witnessed both the building of zine archives – digital and physical – and zines being acknowledged as historical resources. Traditionally, zines have been studied from the discursive perspective of subcultures, identities, fan objects and musical genres; therefore, the material component has been overlooked or taken as a matter of course.

A Social Change in the Biographical Narratives of the Inhabitants of Today’s Slovakia – From the Munich Agreement to 14th March 1939

Vrzgulová, Monika

This paper provides information about the social change that started in autumn 1938 and the way this historical period is reflected in the biographical narratives of witnesses of today’s Slovak Republic. The author analysed oral histories from 200 interviews that focused on memories of the period from September 1938 (Munich Agreement) to March 1939 (establishment of the wartime Slovak State). She concentrated on two questions: 1. Which images, moments and situations represented social change in this historical period for the witness? 2.

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