Andreas Fickers#


Andreas Fickers
Membership Number:5545
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:LUXEMBOURG
Section:FILM, MEDIA & VISUAL STUDIES
Elected:2020
Homepage: https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/people/andreas-fickers


Present and Previous Positions
  • Sept. 2013 - now Professor for Contemporary and Digital History at the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education and Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) at Luxembourg University
  • Oct. 2007 - Aug. 2013 Associate Professor for Comparative Media History at the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Maastricht University (NL)
  • Jan. 2003 - Sept. 2007 Assistant Professor for television history at the Institute for Media en Re/Presentation, University of Utrecht (NL)
  • Jan. 2000 - Dec. 2002: Assistant at the Chair for Contemporary History, RWTH Aachen (G)
  • Apr. 1998 - Dec. 1999: Assistant at the Chair for the History of Technology, RWTH Aachen (G)
  • July 1994 - Nov. 1995: Practical course at Deutsches Museum Munich (G)
  • Nov. 1995 - Apr.1998: Free scientific associate at the Deutsches Museum Bonn (G)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Contemporary European history (especially in a transnational perspective)
  • Theory and methods of historiography (with a focus on digital history)
  • Regional history (Euregio, Saar-Lox-Lux, especially German speaking part of Belgium)
  • Cultural history of media (telegraphy, press, film, radio and television)
  • History of technology (especially communication an information technologies)
  • Material and cultural studies (museology, biographies of artefacts)

Honours and Awards
  • Award of the “Gesellschaft der Freunde des Funkwesens e.V.” for Master Thesis on the history of the transistor radio (1998) (Publication grant)
  • Borcherts-Medal for a “summa cum laude” dissertation, RWTH Aachen (2002)
  • Price of the „Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaften und Technik e.V.“ for the best dissertation in the field of history of medicine, science and technology 2002 (awarded in October 2003)
  • “Friedrich-Wilhelm Preis” of the RWTH Aachen for outstanding scientific research (December 2006)
  • “Routledge Senior Scholar Outstanding Article Award” for the article “Presenting the ‘window on the world’ to the world: competing narratives of the presentation of television at the World’s Fairs in Paris (1937) and New York (1939)”. Awarded by the International Association for Media and History (IAMHIST) in 2008 for the best article published in the Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television
  • Freeman Award by the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) for the book series Making Europe. Technology and Transformations, 1850-2000 (Palgrave-McMillan 2014ff)

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