Section A
Research Area
Comparative Cultural History

Spheres of Production and Circulation: Mass Culture between Europe and North America, 1830s to 1930s

This project investigates modern mass culture in processes of respatialization, focusing on interactions between Europe and North America from the 1830s to the 1930s. Cultural producers established cross-border production and distribution networks that, at the same time, offered imaginations of “the world”, allowing mass audiences to experience and reflect the sociospatial transformations at the time. The project maps entanglements in different spheres of the cultural economy in a long-term perspective. It contributes to a global social history of spatial entrepreneurs in historically changing spatial orders.


Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Maren

Universität Leipzig
Institut für Kulturwissenschaften
Raum: H5 1.11
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35680

Universität Leipzig
SFB 1199: “Verräumlichungsprozesse unter Globalisierungsbedingungen”
Room 5.38
Nikolaistraße 6–10, 5th Floor
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37765