Centre for Research in Communication and Culture

Research groups and networks

The Media and Communication History Network

The Media and Communication History Network (MACH) was founded in 2015, bringing together specialists from history, politics, media studies and literature who share an interest in exploring the history of media in an interdisciplinary perspective.

The aim of the network is to examine the contexts in which specific media ensembles have operated historically. Specifically, it seeks to trace change over time in the production, dissemination and reception of media content.

Areas of focus are:

  • book culture
  • digital humanities
  • media and imperialism
  • media events
  • memory
  • political communication

The network runs a monthly seminar series providing an opportunity for members to share their current research or to invite external speakers.

For more information about the network, please contact Dr Thoralf Klein, Senior Lecturer in Modern History.