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Television Histories in Development

On October 2nd 2021 we will celebrate 70 years of television in the Netherlands. While this is a milestone worth celebrating, it also offers an opportunity to look back at the medium’s rich international histories. Television has survived its many predicted deaths and adapted constantly to changing social, cultural and technological trends and demands. This international conference aims to further existing debates and reflect on the academic study of television history so far.

On October 2nd 2021 we will celebrate 70 years of television in the Netherlands. While this is a milestone worth celebrating, it also offers an opportunity to look back at the medium’s rich international histories. Television has survived its many predicted deaths and adapted constantly to changing social, cultural and technological trends and demands. This international conference aims to further existing debates and reflect on the academic study of television history so far.

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The conference will be hosted by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, one of the most extensive audio-visual archives in Europe. It will take place during the Dutch Media Week and will be part of several activities related to the 70-year anniversary of Dutch television.

Organising committee:

Keynotes:

  • Professor Amanda Lotz (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Professor Helen Wheatley (Centre for Television Histories, University of Warwick)
  • Professor Misha Kavka (University of Amsterdam)
  • Professor Huub Wijfjes (University of Amsterdam/University of Groningen)

Conference programme