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."
Kristyn Gorton and Joanne Garde-Hansen's Remembering British Television: Audience, Archive and Industry (Bloomsbury, 2019) launches
This original book asks how, in an age of convergence, when 'television' no longer means a box in the corner of the living room that we sit and watch together, do we remember television of the past? How do we gather and archive our memories? Kristyn Gordon and Joanne Garde-Hansen explore these questions through first person interviews with tv producers, curators and archivists, and case studies of popular television series and fan communities such as Cold Feetand Doctor Who. Their discussion takes in museum exhibitions, popular televison nostalgia programming and 'vintage' tv websites.