Category Archives: Bournemouth

Video: Gloria Khamkar

Gloria Khamkar, PhD candidate at the Centre for Media History at Bournemouth University and a radio professional, describes her PhD research on the Evolution of Asian radio in England between 1960 and 2004.

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New EMHIS-member

Kate Terkanian, who joined Bournemouth University’s Centre for Media History in September 2014, is pursuing a PhD project on Women, Wartime and the BBC. The project will explore women’s roles at the BBC during the Second World War. The project is designed to complement research conducted by Centre members Kate Murphy and Kristin Skoog, who have conducted research on the … Continue reading

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Discussion on improving access to historic BBC archives

The U.K. members of EMHIS are also engaged in discussions about media archives and how those might be made more accessible. Hugh Chignell chairs a group called the “UK Radio Archives Advisory Committee” and on May 21st there was a meeting at the British Library to discuss a report on improving access to historic BBC archives. The report “Academic requirements … Continue reading

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Classical Music on UK Radio, 1945-1995

EMHIS-member Dr Tony Stoller successfully defended his thesis at the end of April. The thesis sets out the first comprehensive, longitudinal, narrative history of classical music broadcast on UK radio in the second half of the 20th century, relating that to the changing political, social and economic circumstances of those decades. Beginning before the launch of the BBC Third Programme, … Continue reading

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EMHIS 4

Planning is almost complete now for EMHIS forum 4 at the Miramar hotel, Bournemouth May 26th to 29th on the themes of Convergence and Divergence and Media Materialities. We are also hosting our guest speaker, Professor Tom O’Malley from the University of Aberystwyth talking about publication strategies. We are calling Forum 4 ”boot camp” because the focus is on working … Continue reading

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Bournemouth on My mind: Recap vs. Prep Work

It’s funny – in one way my Bournemouth experiences still linger on, in another way I left England a long time ago and the whole EMHIS-team at Hamburg is already knee-deep preparing the next forum coming up at the Hans-Bredow-Institute in November. Four months have already gone by since the last EMHIS Forum at the Centre for Media History at … Continue reading

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EMHIS related PhD studentship

There is an offer for an EMHIS-related funded PhD Studentship in the “Centre for Media History” at Bournemouth University. “The aim of this project is to support a PhD student to conduct research into northern European media history informed by the pioneering work of EMHIS and the idea of ‘entangled media histories’.” (more info here) This studentship is for 3 … Continue reading

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EMHIS Forum II: ‘‘Doing Entangled Media History’’

A warm and sunny Bournemouth welcomed participants to EMHIS Forum II held on the 6-9 May at the Centre for Media History (CMH). Whilst our first forum focused on our understanding of the concepts “entanglement”, “histoire croisée” and “mediatisation’’, and set out our definition of entangled media history, the theme for this forum was the practical, theoretical and methodological implications … Continue reading

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Reflections on EMHIS forum II and four weeks in Bournemouth

The English weather is probably the single thing, which has been hardest to understand for me during my stay here in Bournemouth. I don’t think that I have seen so many rainbows in my whole life as I have here in beautiful Dorset. (It was lovely sunshine when I went to the university this morning – now it’s pouring down!) … Continue reading

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Only 13 days to go before EMHIS forum 2!

Only 13 days to go before EMHIS forum 2! And for PhD students it’s even sooner starting on Monday 5th May.  For one PhD, Erik Edoff, the fun has already begin, he has just arrived in Bournemouth where he was met at the station by Kathryn (it’s raining!). We are all looking forward to greeting our Swedish and German guests … Continue reading

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