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ETHN is 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.
Call for Papers: Hidden Professions of Television
VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, Vol. 2, Issue 4
Deadline for abstracts: May 1st, 2013
VIEW, Journal of European Television History and Culture (http://viewjournal.eu) is the first peer-reviewed multi-media e-journal in the field of television studies. Offering an international platform for outstanding academic research on television, the journal has an interdisciplinary profile and acts both as a platform for critical reflection on the cultural, social and political role of television in Europe's past and present as well as a multi-media platform for the circulation and use of digitized audiovisual material.
The journal's main aim is to function as a showcase for a creative and innovative use of digitized television material in scholarly work, and to inspire a fruitful discussion between audiovisual heritage institutions (especially television archives) and a broader community of television experts and amateurs. In offering a unique technical infrastructure for a multi-media presentation of critical reflections on European television, the journal aims at stimulating innovative narrative forms of online storytelling, making use of the digitized audiovisual collections of television archives around Europe.
The second international Television Studies Seminar, hosted by the BFI (British Film Institute) at its South Bank premises, London on September 28th, 2012 will present academic papers based on research conducted in FIAT/IFTA member archives and illustrated by extracts provided by those archives.
Paper proposals should include a brief abstract and details of arrangements made with the television archive at which the research will be conducted. Participating FIAT/IFTA member archives will provide research facilities and extracts on DVD free of charge. The archives represented in the Television Studies Commission are all participating. These are:
BFI (British Film Institute) National Archive, London, UK
INA (Institut National de l’Audiovisuel), Paris, France
Beeld en Geluid, Hilversum, Netherlands
Library of Congress, Culpeper, Va, USA
RTÉ (Radio Telefís Éireann), Dublin, Eire
Other FIAT/IFTA member archives may participate upon request.
Hilversum, 08 March 2012
The EUscreen project releases the first peer-reviewed, multi-media and
open access e-journal in the field of European television history and
culture. The aim of this e-journal is to provide an international platform for
outstanding research and reflection on television as an important part of
our European cultural heritage.
Read the first issue at: www.televisionjournal.eu
May 21-23, 2012, Los Angeles
Organized by the PrestoCentre Foundation
In collaboration with the University of Southern California
Shoah Foundation Institute and Digital Repository
Screening the Future serves the global community of stakeholders who keep audiovisual content alive. This annual international conference brings together archivists, small and large archives, production companies, film makers, TV producers, service providers, vendors, funders, policymakers, and educators who are developing solutions to answer the most urgent questions facing audiovisual archives. With Play, Pause and Press Forward as the theme of this year's conference, we explore the current status of audiovisual archives; the main challenges that archives and producers face in terms of IT, institutional position, and changes in use and market; and their future readiness.
EUscreen organises its third and final conference on the topic Television Heritage & the Web. The conference takes places at ELTE University in Budapest, on Thursday, September 13, and Friday, September 14, 2012. Attendance is free, but registration is required at: http://euscreen2012.eventbrite.com
500 word proposals: 5th January 2012
2-4,000 word articles: 1st April 2012
Contributions are invited for Vol. 2 of the Journal of European Television History and Culture, which is the first peer-reviewed multi-media e-journal in the field of television studies. Offering an international platform for outstanding academic research on television the journal has an interdisciplinary profile, and acts both as a platform for critical reflection on the cultural, social and political role of television in Europe’s past and presence as well as a multi-media platform for the circulation and use of digitized audiovisual material.
Here is an update on the proceedings of the first EUscreen International Conference:
The first conference day begins with a keynote speech by Professor. Andrew Hoskins, Professor of Cultural Studies at Nottingham University. The day will continue with plenary sessions by Dr. Lilian Landes, scientific co-ordinator of the recensio.net project at Bavaria State Library and Dr. Alec Badenoch, from Utrecht University. The afternoon programme includes three case studies and a keynote speech lecturer and filmmaker Professor. Johan Söderberg.
Date: 7-8 October 2010.
Location: Casa del Cinema. Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1, Rome, Italy.
EUscreen has organized a two-day conference on content selection policies and contextualisation in the audiovisual domain, to be held in Rome on October 7 and 8 2010. The conference will focus on contextualisation of audiovisual material, especially in the academic field. The conference programme is still under construction, but the first day includes a plenary session focussing on contextualisation of audiovisual material with keynotes and presentations of use cases. The second day comprises two workshops: one on European IPR legislations in the audiovisual sector and the impact on the exploitation of audiovisual and television archives, and one on best practices and guidelines for digitisingÂ audiovisual heritage. Attendance at the conference is free but online registration is required.
See www.euscreen.eu for more information on the final programme and for registration.
The recently launched EUscreen, Exploring Europeâ€™s Television Heritage in Changing Contexts aims, among others,Â to make European television heritage accessible to the academic community for research and teaching purposes. To this end, the EU funded project wants to integrateÂ the European Television History NetworkÂ into its activities! We are currently developing a content selection policy meant to support the research interests of our academic community. Within the framework of EUscreen, Utrecht University in co-operation with Royal Holloway University of London have drafted a questionnaire to collect data on your experiences with research in television archives. Please fill out our questionnaireÂ before January 10, 2010 and help us and the whole television history community to facilitate further research in European television archives!
For further questions about the questionnaire, please do not hesitate to contact Dana Mustata at D.Mustata@uu.nl
Thank you for your co-operation!
The European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, has awarded a grant to Utrecht University for the research project EUscreen, Exploring Europeâ€™s Television Heritage in Changing Contexts within the eContenplus Programme (Stimulating cultural and scientific/scholarly content enrichment). The project starts on 1 October and runs three years based on a 4 million euros funding. The project will closely co-operate with ETHN.
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