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[Commlist] New Issue: Forum Historiae 1/2020

Thu Jul 02 15:57:06 GMT 2020

/ New Issue: Forum Historiae 1/2020 – Fanzines in Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspective

/ The issue presents a discussion about fanzines in the specific historical context of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), where zines have not yet been a subject of focused scholarly research. Alternative subculture scenes have played a significant role in the transformation of CEE societies in past four decades, and their impact can be seen in the political and cultural debates of societies at large. Alternative narratives that were presented on the pages of fanzines represent an important source for the social history studies of the late socialism and post-socialism periods in Czechoslovakia and its successor states, the Czech and Slovak Republics.

The authors of the nine articles propose various interdisciplinary approaches to fanzine studies and analyses (media studies, political science, human geography, literary history, cultural studies and history) and demonstrate how different methodologies can contribute to our knowledge of independent publishing and alternative cultures in general.

/Table of contents:

Why Fanzines? Perspectives, Topics and Limits in Research on Central Eastern Europe – Šima, Karel &Michela, Miroslav <>

Not Out of Date, but Out of Time: The Materiality of Zines and Post-digital Memory – Hroch, Miloš <>

Czech Sci-fi Fanzines in the Era of Late Socialism and Early Post-socialism – Kudláč, Antonín <>

Places of Revolt: Geographical References in the Slovak Anarchist Press Around the Turn of the Millennium – Daniel, Ondřej <>

Echoes of Central and Eastern Europe Underground Scenes in French Fanzines Before and After the Fall of the Berlin Wall – Etienne, Samuel <>

“The Wild Underground Extreme of Human Rights and Ecological Activities”: Czechoslovak, Czech and Slovenian Hardcore Punk Fanzine Cultures from the 1980s to the Present – Almer, Jiří <>

“‘Tis with the Chalice that We’ll Defend Our Country against the Cross...” Analysing and Comparing the Contents of the Neo-Nazi Fanzine Skinformátor and the Utraquist Zine Kalich – Charvát, Jan <>

The Role of Fanzines in the (Re)production of Subcultural Capital. The Authenticity, Taste and Performance of “Coolness” in the Zines of the Subculture of Czech White Power Skinheads in the 1990s – Prokůpková, Vendula <>

On Football Fanzines: A Communication Platform for Czech and Other European Football Fans – Lomíček, Jan <> -/



/ Please direct any questions to (miroslav.michela /at/ <mailto:(miroslav.michela /at/>

(Institute of Czech History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague) /

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