Category Archives: Bournemouth

The British Library – an update

EMHIS members with an interest in British media often need to use the national library of the United Kingdom based near St. Pancras station in London. For some media historians, like me, it is the most important media archive but it is always changing and keeping up to date is quite a challenge. I recently spent some time with one … Continue reading

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My trip to Canada – BU Acorn Funds

In October 2018, I visited York University, Canada to meet Dr Anne F. MacLennan, Associate Professor & Chair, York University, Canada, under the Bournemouth University’s Acorn Funds scheme for Early Career Researchers. The aim of this trip was to explore the possibility of developing a collaborative research project in the field of community radio for migrants in the UK and … Continue reading

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EMHIS Forum VII in Bournemouth May 21–23, 2018

After our successful “final conference” last year in Lund, we just decided to continue our work in EMHIS. The original STINT Institutional Grant funding was extended in December 2017, which makes it possible for us to continue collaborating until end of June 2019. We decided to set up a seventh EMHIS Forum in Bournemouth to work on a new and … Continue reading

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EMHIS member Gloria Khamkar’s successful PhD viva

EMHIS member Gloria Khamkar has successfully defended her doctoral thesis on the ‘Evolution of Asian Radio in England: 1960 – 2004’. Gloria has completed her doctoral research under the supervision of Professor Hugh Chignell and Dr Kristin Skoog at the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, UK. Gloria’s PhD examines the post-war Asian migration from the Indian sub-continent … Continue reading

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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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EMHIS IV

The schedule for EMHIS Forum IV in Bournemouth later this month is now online. The theme for this forum is Convergence and Divergence of Media Forms. As a specially invited guest on this event is Professor Tom O’Malley, Aberystwyth University, who will be giving a talk on publishing strategies. See you in Bournemouth!

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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 IV coming up

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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