University of Leicester
16 June 2012
Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2012
Changing media platforms, most notably digitisation, have meant that written and visual material originated by British television production companies since the late-1940s are increasingly available for historical research. This workshop will discuss the implications of this for the historian in terms of research methods and enquiry, and how this affects historical understandings of the relationship between British society and the 'small screen'.
The aim of this one day workshop is to bring researchers together to discuss the specific challenges involved in researching television and writing history, to encourage social and economic historians to bring their own perspective to this highly significant, but in many ways underexplored phenomenon.
The organisers are calling for twenty minute papers from both established scholars and post-graduate students.
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