Conferences and talks


Rikitianskaia M., Bory P. (2019). Global network imaginaries: worldwide communication infrastructures on the maps, 1920s and 2010s. Interdisciplinary conference “Internet beyond discplines”. Saint Petersburg, Moscow, 23-25 May 2019.

Rikitianskaia M. (2019). How to do transnational research? Exploring global communications infrastructures: between media history and STS. STS center in the European University of Saint Petersburg. 22 May 2019.  Audio here.

Rikitianskaia M. (2019) Challenging the origins of broadcasting: radiotelegraphy in the 1910s. The 8th forum of the Entangled Media Histories (EMHIS) network. Gregynog, the University of Wales Study Centre. 14-16 May 2019.

Rikitianskaia M. (2019) Doing research into the history of wireless. ‘Media history in Switzerland’ workshop. Museum of Communication, Bern. 8 February 2019

Rikitianskaia M. (2019) ‘Marconi “Amazons”’: gender issues in the radiotelegraph industry of the 1910s. ‘Gendered labour, technology and the media’ workshop. University of Sussex. 11 January 2019


Rikitianskaia M., Bory P. (2018) Mapping telecommunications, mapping power: a comparative analysis of telegraphic, radiotelegraphic and internet global infrastructures. ECREA’s 7th European Communication Conference. Lugano. 31 October – 3 November 2018

Rikitianskaia M. (2018) European radiotelegraphy as a genuinely transnational project. Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) seminar. Loughborough University. 20 June 2018

Rikitianskaia M. (2018) Communicating the time: media networks in the service of Russian time reforms of the 1920s and 2010s. Network(ed) Histories: ICA PreConference. Prague. 24 May 2018


Rikitianskaia M., Balbi G. (2017) Wireless Around The Clock: Introducing Time Signals By Wireless Telegraphy in the 1910s. ZeMKI international conference „The Mediatization of Time“. University of Bremen, ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research. December 6-8, 2017

Rikitianskaia M. (2017) Networking ITU: shaping transnational vision of radiotelegraphy, 1911-1927. ITU Workshop. Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg Center for Contemporary and Digital History. 18-20 October 2017

Rikitianskaia M., Balbi G. (2017) Internationalization of Time: Wireless Telegraphy and Time Signals in the 1910s. CRCC symposium “Media and Time”. Loughborough University. 15-16 June 2017

Rikitianskaia M., Balbi G. (2017) The Transnational Mediatization of the Air. Reshaping a “natural” space through wireless-related fields, 1900-1910s.. The 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association. Interventions: Communication Research and Practice. San Diego, CA, USA. 25-29 May 2017


Rikitianskaia M., Balbi G. (2016) The “Conquer of the Air“ (1900 – 1920s). Wireless Telegraphy and the Symbolic Construction of a “New“ Space in Transnational and Inter-Institutional Perspectives. ECREA 2016 conference “‘Mediated (Dis)Continuities: Contesting Pasts, Presents and Future”. Prague. 9-12 November 2016

Rikitianskaia M., Balbi G. (2016) Wireless telegraphy and synchronisation of time. A transnational perspective. 2016 Zeitregimeund Geschichtswissenschaften / 8ème colloque 2016 Régimes temporelset sciences historiques. Bern, Progr–Zentrum für Kulturproduktion. 14 October 2016

Rikitianskaia M. (2016) The ITU and Radio Amateurs. Conference: Telecommunications in the Aftermath of World War 1: Civilian and Military Perspectives. IET, Savoy Place, London. 10 August 2016

Rikitianskaia M. (2016) Transnational communication among radio amateurs in the 1910s. ICOHTEC 43rd Annual Meeting. University of Porto (FLUP). 27 – 30 July 2016

Rikitianskaia M. (2016) Radio amateurs changed Europe’s tune: transnational nature of wireless development during the First World War. Transnational radio encounters conference 2016. Utrecht University & Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision Hilversum. 5 – 8 July 2016

Rikitianskaia M. (2016) International radiocommunication maps in the 1920s. Network Planning Workshop on Interwar Telecommunications History. University of Leeds, Leeds. 29 January 2016


Rikitianskaia M. (2015) Mapping telecommunications during the World War One. International Workshop on Transnational Histories of Telecommunications @ITU. Geneva. 17-19 December 2015

Rikitianskaia M. (2015) Communication History from Bellow: Finding “Ordinariness” in the Political Documents from the First World War. ECREA International conference Bridges and Boundaries: Theories, Concepts and Sources in Communication History. Warwick University, Venice. 16-18 September 2015

Rikitianskaia M., Balbi G. (2015) Wireless-ments. The international understanding of wireless telegraphy in the early 20th century: common points and conflicts. Technology + Environment 7th Tensions of Europe Conference. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. 3-6 September 2015

Rikitianskaia M. (2015) Transnational perspective of radio history during the First World War. Summer School for young scholars “Crises and Grand Challenges in European Past and Present”. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. 1-3 September 2015

Rikitianskaia M. (2015) Transnational perspective on radio amateurs movement during the First World War. World War 1: Media, Entertainments & Popular Culture. University of Chester, Chester. 2-3 July 2015

Rikitianskaia M., Balbi G. (2015) European dimension in transnational telecommunication studies. Inventing European Wireless, 1903-1927. Tensions of Europe mini workshop. Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH), Paris. 27-28 January 2015