Rethinking Television Histories: Digitising Europe’s Televisual Heritage

Venue: Kings College, London, Strand Campus

Conference dates: 19-21 April 2007. The report of this event can be found online.

Conference Schedule

The dramatic and rapid development of online access to television archives is posing opportunities and challenges for television historians, archivists and broadcasters across Europe.

This conference will explore, compare and critique different historical approaches to television within Europe. It will bring together academic researchers, educators, broadcasters and archivists to discuss the use of, access to and presentation of digitised material.

Confirmed plenary speakers include:

· Jerome Bourdon, University of Tel Aviv
· John Corner, University of Liverpool
· John Ellis, Royal Holloway, University of London
· Michele Hilmes, University of Winsconsin-Madison
· William Uricchio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

There will also be presentations by the BBC Future Media and Technology (UK), the BFI National Archive (UK) and INA (France), and from European academic and archive partners in the EU funded Video Active project.

Subjects for discussion will include:

· Issues in selecting historical texts
· Television history
· Television historiography
· Issues in web and online media education
· Issues in television archives and digitisation.


Standard registration fee
3-day registration £190 Euros 290€
1-day registration £90 Euros 140€

Postgraduate/Video Active Partner/ETHN registration fee
3-day registration £120 Euros 185€
1-day registration £60 Euros 95€

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