UHVHCOBP06 History of Communication and Media II

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. Mgr. Martin Pelc, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Martin Pelc, Ph.D.
Institute of Historical Sciences - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Thu 10:35–12:10 M5
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The lecture will introduce selected types of media and their sources related to their functioning in the "long 19th century". The media are interpreted as forms of modern communication in a wide range from advanced pre-modern media (print), through the typical media of their time (panorama, live image) to promising media of modern history (telephone, photography, etc.). During the course, students will also get acquainted with illustrative examples of sources, on the example of which the specifics of their critique and interpretation will be explained.
Learning outcomes
Students will aquire knowledge of the basic facts and concepts of the history of communication and the media in the period between 1789-1914.
  • 1. Media of the "long" 19th century: theoretical-methodological introduction 2. Printed media of the 19th century I (periodicals) 3. Printed media of the 19th century II (non-periodical printed matter) 4. Visual folder in the press (cartoon anecdote and cartoon) 5. Museum: visualization of culture 6. Exhibition: staged agon 7. Monument: monumentalization of social memory 8. Mimesis I (theater) 9. Mimesis II (live painting, allegorical procession, ceremonial illuminations) 10. Illusive media: panorama, diorama, stereoscopic photography 11. Modern communication networks of the 19th century: telegraph and telephone 12. Authentic sound recording in the 19th century: phonograph, gramophone 13. Authentic record of the painting in the 19th century: photography
    required literature
  • Bláhová, K. (ed.), Komunikace a izolace v české kultuře 19. století. Praha 2002.
  • Bednařík, P. Dějiny českých médií. Od počátku do současnosti. Praha 2011.
    not specified
  • Wittlich, F. Fotografie – přímý svědek? Fotografický obraz a jeho význam pro historické poznání. Praha 2011.
  • Lorenzová, H. – Petrasová, T. Salony v české kultuře 19. století. Praha 1999.
  • Gössel, G. Fonogram 2 (Výlety k počátkům historie záznamu zvuku). Praha 2006.
  • Wittlich, F. a kol. Interpretace fotografie z hlediska obsažených obrazových informací. Praha 2017.
  • Hojda, Z. – Pokorný, J. Pomníky a zapomníky. Praha 1996.
  • Telesko, W. Das 19. Jahrhundert. Die Epoche und ihre Medien. Wien 2010.
  • Petrasová, T. – Machalíková, P. Člověk a stroj v české kultuře 19. století. Praha 2013.
  • Freimanová, M. Divadlo v české kultuře 19. století. Praha 1985.
  • Fronk, V. Sebereflexe české společnosti. Přelom 19. a 20. století v perspektivě humoristických časopisů. Praha 2011.
  • Paul, G. – Schock, R. Sound der Zeit. Geräusche, Töne, Stimmen, 1889 bis heute. Göttingen 2014.
Teaching methods
Frontal teaching.
Assessment methods
Oral exam.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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