CFP European Television and Nations (Romania)

Call for proposals
European television and nations: Between centers and peripheries, 1950-1980
9-10 November 2017, Bucharest, Romania

Since the end of the 2000s, research into television history has
revealed different realities depending on the country (Bignell & Fickers
2008, see also Socialist Television Studies). Far from being limited
to the development of main television (British, German, or French), the
European television landscape seems to have been configured along a
number of dividing lines: the classical divisions (East / West, public
service / commercial TV) overlapped with new dichotomies (North / South (Bourdon 2011), democratic / authoritarian systems (Goddard 2013)).

In order to evaluate the relevance of these taxonomies and to account
for different dynamics which were thus created, our symposium aims at
exploring the less known history of the television referred to here as
peripheral in relation to pre-existing television models (continuing
Wallerstein’s world economy theory, 1974). The symposium is meant to
explore the attraction, imitation and diffusion of practice and content
between central and/or peripheral television. Particular attention will
be given to the period of emergence and development of television
institutions and to the established or presumed relationships between
television operators and national construction.

We are welcoming contributions which will analyze the influence,
convergence or opposition between European television, from different
perspectives:
-television techniques (introduction of color TV, modes of transmission
and recording etc.);
-institutional organization (regulation of relations between political
authorities and public television, recruitment of staff etc.);
-formation or practice of television professionals;
-design of broadcast schedules;
-circulation and possible adaptation of the program formats (fiction or
non-fiction);
-dissemination of national or international content;
-reception of programs by trans-border audiences.

Contributions may also address methodological issues or the problem of
access to television archives, in so far as these issues form the basis
of future research.

Lecturers:
Prof. Jérôme Bourdon, University of Tel Aviv
Géraldine Poels, responsible for scientific development, INA, Paris

The abstracts, in French or English, up to 250 words, are to be sent to
the following e-mail addresses: anne.roekens@unamur.be, romina.surugiu@fjsc.ro, amatei25@yahoo.com, by 10 April 2017. The languages of the symposium will be French and English.

Participation fee: 50 euros.

Organized by CEREFREA Villa Noël and the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication of the University of Bucharest within the trilateral Belgium(Wallonie)-Bulgarian-Romanian project “Television and nations in the European semi-periphery: Establishing a national identity through television (1958-1980)”

Research Asst TV history London

Research Assistant in Television History
Royal Holloway, University of London

Full time, fixed-term contract (3 years) Salary is £32,558 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant in Television History in the Department of Media Arts.

The postholder will be required to assist Professor John Hill and Dr Lez Cooke on the AHRC project ‘The History of Forgotten Television Drama in the UK’. This will involve research into the history of ‘forgotten’ television drama in the nations and regions of the UK during the period 1946-82, the interviewing of television practitioners, liaison with television companies, regional archives and cultural agencies, the organisation of project-related events, and the publication of scholarly work.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (completed or near completion) in Television, Film or Media History, a proven record of research achievement in media and television history, a working knowledge of British television drama, a familiarity with archival research and a proven capacity to develop relationships with external agencies. An interest in the history of television drama in either Scotland or Wales would be a particular advantage.

This is a three-year fixed-term post available from 1st September 2013. This post will be based on the Egham campus but a willingness to travel for research purposes will be essential.

Informal enquiries about the post may be sent to Professor John Hill at john.hill AT rhul.ac.uk.

The RHUL Recruitment Team  can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment AT rhul.ac.uk

Please quote the reference: X0413/7226

Closing Date: Midnight, 9th May 2013

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