Issue 21, spring-summer 2022
Education has been one of the central pillars of public service television in Europe. Public service broadcasters were often mandated to provide educational programming. Broadcasters often developed innovative ways of reaching and engaging their education
audiences. Throughout television history, education has remained one of television’s key social functions. In the European context, transnational flows of programmes and institutional exchanges were a marked characteristic of this area of programming.
Now that television as we knew it has been challenged by newer emerging media and digital developments, now that that public service television in Europe is grappling with redefining its roles and position on the market and new technologies are constantly changing the production, distribution, reception and preservation of an old medium, it is worth revisiting television’s relations to and contributions to education. This is even more urgent in the recent context in which parts of education are moving online, and learning practices within the educational sector have been more and more guided by digital technologies and digital content.
In this special issue, we invite contributors to think along with us and ponder upon: how can we look back on television’s long-standing contributions to education in Europe? How can we ‘read’ these historical contributions through the transnational lens of European television? Last, but not least, how can we work towards a future where new television technologies are opened up for learning and education, and digitized historical content can be used both in education and in the formation of teachers and practitioners?
We welcome contributions about the following topics, but certainly not limited to:
Deadline for abstracts (max. 500 words): March 1, 2021
Deadline for full articles (3000-6000 words) or video essays: September 1, 2021
Contributions are encouraged from authors with different expertise and interests in media studies, television broadcasting, media literacy, archival studies, from researchers to television professionals, to educators, archivists and preservationists. We welcome contributions in the form of articles and video essays.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out to authors by 15 April 2021. Articles will be published in June/July 2022.
Proposals and inquiries about the issue can be sent to email@example.com.
Posted on 14 Dec 2020