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Communication, Technology and Knowledge in Russia and Eastern Europe from the 19th to the 21st Centuries
The Russian Federation tested successfully separation from the global internet in the end of year 2019. This opens questions concerning the knowledge landscape and uses of technologies. Hypothetically, if Russia was separated from the global internet, how would that affect the perceptions and landscapes of knowledge in Russia? And in more generally, how do the communication technologies and their uses affect what we know about and how? What have been the previous developments in history regarding the uses of communication technology in Russia and Eastern Europe, and what have the effects been regarding the knowledge landscapes there?
The ”Communication, Technology and Knowledge in Russia and Eastern Europe from the 19th to the 21st Centuries” course explores the evolvement of communication cultures in Central and Eastern Europe in connection to developing usage of communication technologies. It also observes the entanglements of the communication practices and communication technologies and how it has affected the knowledge cultures there.
Learning goals of the course
The learning goals of the course are to learn how the introduction and application of means of communication (telegram, telephone, telex, fax, and email and social media) have influenced the societies, and how the conditions and uses have affected the ways people have gained knowledge in different times. The students will learn the key concepts of the history of knowledge and history of technology and learn to apply them. In addition, the students will learn working-life skills of collaboration, fact-finding, evaluation of reliability of information, writing blog entries, and peer-evaluation of internet contents.