In its research and teaching, the Chair of Media Theory & Cultural History represents an approach to media science that is oriented towards cultural studies. Cultural history and media theory are not seen as two autonomous fields. Instead, the chair combines media-theoretical questions with a historic interest to analyze the complex interplay between techniques, practices, and symbol systems we use to write the theory and history of media. By applying this historical approach - as far as both culture and knowledge are concerned - media theory itself is to become a subject of history to analyze and question the history of its generalizations and historical models.
Gloria Meynen has been representing the Chair of Media Theory & Cultural History since 2012. From 2006 to the end of 2011 she was research assistant with the NCCR Iconic Criticism at the University of Basel. From 2000 to 2006 she worked as a research fellow in research and teaching in the research unit "Bild-Schrift-Zahl" at the "Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik" of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. She was awarded her doctorate for a cultural history of two-dimensionality at the "Kulturwissenschaftliche Seminar" of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and studied German philology and philosophy in Bonn, Cologne, Konstanz, Bochum, and Berlin.
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