A large number of the Video Active consortium attended the Television Without Borders international conference held at the University of Reading in the UK (27-29 June 2008) to present papers on television history, archival practices and on the Video Active project itself. 

The conference focused on the way in which television crosses borders, in the past, present and future, and examined the role of the medium in promoting or challenging forms of national and cultural identity. The three-day event was attended by over 100 international delegates from Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and China, and discussion explored the way that television  programmes, genres, personnel, technologies, policies and economics  have all been implicated at an international level in forms cultural exchange, appropriation and resistance.

(more…)