About the Author

Lyubomir Pozharliev

E-Mail: Lyubomir.Pozharliev@gcsc.uni-giessen.de

Website: https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb04/institute/geschichte/osteuropa/personen/%20HaDi_neu/soe/Lyubomir-Pozharliev

Lyubomir Pozharliev is a research associate at the Department of History of Eastern Europe at Justus Liebig University Giessen in the DFG-funded project Transotto­ma­nica, and was until recently a scholarship holder at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture. His work is focused on cultural history of technology, transport, and infrastructure, and visual representations of/in Southeastern Europe in the 19th and 20th century. His latest research and publications cover highway construction in Southeastern Europe, nationalism and imagined geographies, communist and socialist studies, and newsreels research.

Contributions by Author: Lyubomir Pozharliev

On Alterities 1968 Newsreels

The focus of the fourth issue of On_Culture is the presentation of ‘alterity’ in newsreels. [1] The concept of ‘alterity’ has different meanings, and one of the objectives of this volume is to explore the multiplicity of its usages, as well as some relational, moral, and ethical aspects of the understanding of Othernesses. Following the approach of the study of culture, ‘alterity’ could broadly be defined as “culturally determined perceptions of differences.” [2] […]

Newsreels from 1968 Communist Bulgaria

The Encompassing Us vs. the Different Them

According to The Guardian, “the world would never be the same again” after 1968. [1] A series of dramatic events marks this year in history: the student protests across the West, the Vietnam War, or the assassinations of prominent figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy in the United States. In Eastern Europe, the Warsaw Pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia and crushed the Prague Spring, ending an attempt to reform socialism. […]