Counter Media of the New Right

31 October 2024 17:15 to 18:30 Lecture/talk

Lecture given by Damir Skenderovic, University of Fribourg.

Since the 1970s, a cultural and intellectual New Right has emerged in various Western European countries, producing numerous print periodicals that its protagonists saw as counter media projects. In their view, these periodicals were intended to challenge the dominant public sphere and oppose the ideas and representations in what they called the established media. The lecture asks how the German and French New Right sought to produce counterknowledge and create counterpublics through these journals. The lecture also examines the various political and cultural narratives that emerged and assesses the extent to which they were driven by conspiratorial thinking.

Damir Skenderovic is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). His fields of research are the radical right after 1945, populism, migration history, and the sixties.

With financial support from Krooks stiftelse and Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge.



Beyond Truth & Lies. Conspiracy Theories, Post-truth and the Possibility of Public Debate (project)

in association with 

At the End of the World (programme)



Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge


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31 October 2024 17:15 to 18:30

LUX:C121, Helgonavägen 3, Lund


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