Campus Medius: Mediality as Experience

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Simon Ganahl


Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Project number: J3181-G20
Project duration: 2012–2014

APART Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
Project number: APART 11810
Project duration: 2015–2019

Publication grant from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Project number: PUD 17-G
Project duration: 2020–2022

Associate in the Erasmus+ project RAQMYAT (EU)
Project number: 610216-EPP-1-2019-1-FR-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Project duration: 2023–2024

Campus Medius explores and expands the possibilities of digital cartography in cultural and media studies. The research project, directed by Simon Ganahl, is developing from a historical case study to a mapping platform. The initial version (1.0/2014) of consisted of an interactive map with a timeline displaying fifteen events within twenty-four hours in Vienna on the weekend of May 13 and 14, 1933. The current version (2.0/2021) of the website additionally focuses on the main event of this exemplary time-space or chronotope: an Austrofascist "Turks Deliverance Celebration" (Türkenbefreiungsfeier) in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, which is imparted from a bird's-eye perspective, panoramically, and in street view by five mediators each. The aim of Campus Medius is to establish a collaborative platform for describing and visualizing past and current media experiences.

The book edition of the project was published in English and German by transcript in 2022, both in print and electronically in the form of open-access monographs.