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The Centre was formed in 2015 as the Centre for Television History, Heritage and Memory Research, reflecting its main areas of focus, with a commitment to the development of research, learning and training, engagement and impact, and collaboration.

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.