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Patrice G. Poutrus
Senior Fellow (10/2012 – 09/2013)

Refugee reports. A study on mass media representation of migration in the metropolis Vienna, 1919-1933/34



Situated at the interface of Austrian migration, city and media histories, this project will address the question of how the subject of migration was treated in the Viennese public sphere. It will ask in what way the mass media representation of migration changed due to political or socio-economic changes, which migration phenomena received particular public attention, which relationships were perceived between the developments and finally how this was judged by which daily newspapers and to what extent the migrants themselves were able to or did play a part in this representation, and what this part was. The cultural historical perspective that must be taken into account in this
investigation will add a link between the classical social and structural history research on the European history of migration and the research that has been done on the history of the memory of migration.


Patrice G. Poutrus, was a research assistant at the Centre for Contemporary Historical Research (ZZF) in Potsdam from 1996 to 1999. In 2000, he gained his doctoral degree at the Department for Economic and Social History at the Europa University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder). In 2001 he was awarded the AICGS/DAAD post-doctoral stipend at the German History Institute in Washington, D.C., USA. After that, he returned to his research post at the ZZF. Following this, he participated in an international research group research project on the Association Memory, Responsibility and Future (EVZ), directed by the Department of Contemporary History at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He teaches European and German History of the 19th and 20th centuries at the Martin-Luther-University Halle/Wittenberg.


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