Images and opinion war during the Crimean war (1853-1856)
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Hernán Rodríguez Vargas discute con Alessio Petrizzo
The Crimean War was, from a political, social and cultural point of view, one of the main conflicts of the 19th century. On the media level, the diffusion of information knew in that context two great novelties: on the one hand the employment of draftsmen, photographers and war reporters, on the other hand the diffusion of news through illustrated newspapers following the improvement of photography, the use of the telegraph and the continuous growth of the press. In the light of these nineteenth-century innovations, which gave an important boost to the graphic revolution that began in the second half of the eighteenth century, the aim of the seminar is to carry out an analysis of the way in which the phenomenon of the spectacularization of warand the war of opinionconsolidated on an international level before the eyes of the international press and of the people involved.