This roundtable brings together a group of historians, art historians and media theorists to discuss the role of images in digital communication, the continuously increasing speed with which information travels, and the interdependences of technological innovations and political culture. Thus, the panel’s structure responds to approaches proposed by Aby Warburg’s study of early modern prints in the age of reformation, by which he responded to the conflict of his time: the First World War and its propaganda.

Johannes von Müller (Bilderfahrzeuge Project), Introduction

Claudia Wedepohl (Warburg Institute Archive), Chair

James Curran (Goldsmiths)

Jane Newman (UC Irvine)

Steffen Haug (Bilderfahrzeuge Project)

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