An interdisciplinary 1-day workshop - University of Warwick - Saturday 6th May 2017
This workshop will bring together scholars interested in how war has been broadcast to the public in the 20th and 21st centuries. From the early use of radio, through to newsreel, television, 24-hour news, and now social media, the ways in which war has been broadcast has constantly evolved. Not only has the media changed, the sources of broadcasts now include state broadcasters, international corporations and citizen journalists. We hope to understand the forces driving changes in the way war has been broadcast, and how it is remediated and remembered via the media, and how the public have both received and participated in those developments.
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The aims of this newly formed Centre focus on television history, heritage and memory and the development of research, learning and training, and engagement, impact and collaboration with industry.
The Centre aims:
- to act as a focus for the high-quality research and learning undertaken at Warwick in the field of television history, heritage and memory, and to develop and raise the profile of this research both nationally and internationally, thus attracting scholars and students of the highest calibre to participate in the Centre's research and learning activities
- to promote contact, connection and collaborative research and learning opportunities between Warwick scholars interested in television history, heritage and memory research
- to develop collaborative international and interdisciplinary research and teaching opportunities in television history, heritage and adjacent fields
- to attract external public and private funding to support the study and preservation of television history
- to foster connections with the television industry and public institutions around questions of television history, heritage, audience memory and preservation, with a particular view to knowledge transfer, public engagement and social and cultural research impact
- to develop access to the existing television archive for researchers, and to position the university as an international research destination for television historians, industry professionals and cultural partnerships
- to engage in public debates about the value of television for culture, well-being, economic development, social justice and creativity
- to contribute to the training of postgraduate students in the university.
Head of the Centre:
Dr. Rachel Moseley (Film and Television Studies)
Dr. Joanne Garde-Hansen (Centre for Cultural Policy Studies)
Dr. Helen Wheatley (Film and Television Studies)
The Centre for Television History, Heritage and Memory Research is partnered with Connecting Cultures