Director of the Centre of Television Histories, Helen Wheatley, wins BAFTSS award for Best Journal Article of the year 2021
Centre of Television Histories Director, Helen Wheatley, won the British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies Award for Journal Article of the Year for her article
‘Haunted Television: Trauma and the Specter in the Archive’ JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, 59 (3), pp.69-80
The judging panel said: "This offers a consistently engaging, thought-provoking and timely reflection on the framing of media figures such as Jimmy Savile as specters ‘haunting’ the television archive. Relying on enlightening textual analyses from a wide range of documentaries and dramas, it convincingly explores the constant reappearance of this spectral figure and the ways these programmes work through the traumas and hidden histories that it represents."
Helen Wheatley and Rachel Moseley win the University of Warwick's 'Community Contribution' Award at the Staff Awards 2016
We're really thrilled to get this award for building a partnership with the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum around the extremely successful exhibition we pitched and consulted on, The Story of Children's Television, 1946 to Today. Curators Ali Wells and Huw Jones did an amazing job; the exhibition showed at the Herbert from May to September 2015, breaking the museum's previous records for attendance by a very long way, and will tour the UK until 2018. See above.