Join the Center for Global & Area Studies' European Studies Program as they welcome Professor Damien Stankiewicz who will be leading an engaging Zoom talk "Nationalism & Culture at the French-German Television Channel Arte" on Wednesday, April 15, at 4pm.
Calling itself “the European culture channel,” ARTE was launched in 1991 with a French-German
intergovernmental mandate to produce television and other media intended, according to its
charter, “to encourage the coming together of European peoples.”
Professor Damien Stankiewicz worked at ARTE where he conducted ethnography alongside
media professionals and staff whose job it was to produce trans-border “European” television and
web media. Stankiewicz is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Temple University in Philadelphia.
His book, Europe Un-Imagined: Nation and Culture at a French-German Television Channel (UToronto Press, 2017), examines how staff
at ARTE—a self-consciously transnational television channel headquartered in Strasbourg on the French-German border—go about
crafting media intended to promulgate a trans-border and pan-European culture.
The talk -- available online only -- can be accessed using the following link on April 15 at 4pm: udel.zoom.us/my/danielkinderman
Additional information can be found here.