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The international perspective on a radio centenary

The Netherlands celebrates 100 years of radio! November 6 is the 100th anniversary of the first broadcast of a previously announced radio broadcast, the first in a series of the radio station that was founded by inventor Hanso Idzerda. During this conference we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the medium with an emphasis on international perspectives on radio.

On 6 November 2019 the Netherlands will celebrate 100 years of radio. This date sees the 100th anniversary of the first transmission of a previously publicized radio broadcast, the first in a series by the radio station founded by inventor Hanso Idzerda. It marked the beginning of the extraordinary large number of broadcasting activities as we know them today. Radio has been tremendously significant for society and culture in the last century, and it is predicted that it will continue to play a major role albeit in a constantly changing context. Indeed, radio has survived and thrived in the last 100 years by continuously adapting to changing social, cultural and technological circumstances.

The centenary celebration takes place at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum that houses a wealth of archive material related to Dutch radio history. The celebration includes an international conference on 7 and 8 November 2019 focusing on international perspectives on radio.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Prof. Kate Lacey and Prof. Michele Hilmes.

We welcome proposals for individual presentations from radio scholars and practitioners on radio in any country/region. For information read the Call for papers.

Organizing committee:

Prof. Huub Wijfjes – University of Groningen/University of Amsterdam
Dr. Vincent Kuitenbrouwer – University of Amsterdam
Dr. Anya Luscombe – Utrecht University