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[ecrea] Second FIAT/IFTA Television Studies Seminar

Wed Apr 11 14:52:21 GMT 2012

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.

Initial enquiries should be made to the appropriate member of the Television Studies Commission and completed proposals sent to the same person by May 25th 2012. These are:

For participants from the UK : Steve Bryant, BFI ((steve.bryant /at/

For participants from France and other French-speaking countries: Claude Mussou, INA ((cmussou /at/

For Dutch/Flemish speakers: Bert Hogenkamp, Beeld en Geluid ((bhogenkamp /at/

For US participants: Mike Mashon, Library of Congress ((mima /at/

For Central and Eastern European participants and members of the European History Television Network: Dana Mustata, University of Groningen ((D.Mustata /at/

            For Irish participants: Liam Wylie, RTE ((Liam.Wylie /at/

All other potential participants should send their proposals to Steve Bryant, who will attempt to connect them with the appropriate FIAT/IFTA member archive.

Participants will be confirmed in early June. The Seminar language will be English.

Proposals can cover any aspect of television history or practice, though the following topics are suggested:

- in the context of the London Olympic Games our main theme will be Sport on Television, including how sport drives the development of television technology

- media events, including news: the role of technology and viewing platforms and the aspect of collective memory

Registration details for the Seminar will be advised in due course at

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