Hemerochronia, or, Take a Walk on the Wild Side of Time

Sideline Snippets on Media Archaeology


  • Geoffrey Winthrop-Young University of British Columbia




hemerochronia, historiography, Friedrich Kittler, media archaeology, time


This essay offers a few brief remarks on certain affects underlying the three main inflections of so-called media archaeology, the most important of which is the affect against hemerochronia, the – alleged – taming of time brought about by historiography. The anti-historiographical orientation is complemented by a view of archaeology as s possible entry point to very different – wilder – realms of time.


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Author Biography

Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, University of British Columbia

Geoffrey Winthrop-Young teaches in the German and Scandinavian sections of the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia.


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How to Cite

Winthrop-Young, G. (2015). Hemerochronia, or, Take a Walk on the Wild Side of Time: Sideline Snippets on Media Archaeology. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, 2(1), 143–147. https://doi.org/10.1558/jca.v2i1.27142




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