The European Television History Network (ETHN) will launch its new website during the international conference Television: the Experimental Moment. From Invention to Institution (1935-1955) which is organised by the Université de Paris 8 and the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA). This conference takes place from May 27 to 29 in Paris.

ETHNThe ETHN describes itself as:

” a network that connects scholars, archivists and institutions working on the history of television in Europe. The network encourages the exchange of research and experiences and the development of collaborative research projects that help to explore a comparative approach to television history.”

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book_cover31‘A European Television History’ is edited by Jonathan Bignell (University of Reading) and Andreas Fickers (University of Maastricht) and is a project by the European Television History Network. The book contains contributions from members of the network about the history of the medium in political, economic, cultural and ideological national contexts.

“With this collection, Bignell and Fickers bring together an outstanding team of scholars to draw together the best of existing and new scholarship in the field. This collection should inform all future studies of television, media history and, given the centrality of media to the formation of contemporary Europe, the study of European history as a whole.”
Sean Cubitt, Director of the Program in media and Communications, University of Melbourne

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