We are presently accepting propositions for a special issue of VIEW on the history of television and health. The special issue follows the thematic lines of the Tele(visualising) Health conference on the history of TV, public health, its enthusiasts and its publics. The special issue authors will include those who presented at the conference, which took place from 27 February to 1 March 2019 at the Institute of Historical Research (London, UK) but is open to other authors who wish to explore these topics in writing.
Televisions began to appear in the homes of large numbers of the public in Europe and North America after World War II. This coincided with a period in which ideas about the public’s health, the problems that it faced and the solutions that could be offered, were changing. The threat posed by infectious diseases was receding, to be replaced by chronic conditions linked to lifestyle and individual behaviour. Public health professionals were enthusiastic about how this new technology and mass advertising could reach out to individuals in the population with the new message about lifestyle and risk. TV offered a way to reach large numbers of people with public health messages; it symbolised the post war optimism about new directions in public health. But it could also act as a contributory factor to those new public health problems. Watching TV was part of a shift towards more sedentary lifestyles, and also a vehicle through which products that were damaging to health, such as alcohol, cigarettes and unhealthy food, could be advertised to the public. Population health problems could be worsened by TV viewing. How should we understand the relationship between TV and public health? What are the key changes and continuities over time and place? How does thinking about the relationship between public health and TV change our understanding of both?
VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture is the first peer-reviewed, multimedia and open access e-journal in the field of European television history and culture.
In this special issue, we seek to explore questions such as:
How did the enthusiasm develop for TV within public health?
How were shifts in public health, problems, policies and practices represented on TV?
How was TV used to improve or hinder public health?
What aspects of public health were represented on TV, and what were not?
How did the public respond to health messages on TV?
What were the perceived limitations of TV as a mass medium for public health?
In what way was TV different from other forms of mass media in relation to public health?
How were institutions concerned with the public’s health present –and staged –on TV broadcasts?
This special issue aims to bring together scholars from different fields (such as, but not limited to, history, history of science, history of medicine, communication, media and film studies, television studies) working on the history of television in Great Britain, France and Germany (West and East) (the focus of the ERC BodyCapital project), but also other European countries, North and South America, Russia, Asia or other countries and areas. Papers might focus on one national, regional or even local framework. Considering the history of health-related (audio-) visuals as a history of transfer, as entangled history or with a comparative perspective are welcome. The co-editors welcome contributions with a strong historical impetus from all social and cultural sciences.
Please consult the author guidelines, notably with regard to format, length and availability of films/programmes, before making your proposal.
For further information or questions about the issue, please contact its co-editors: Tricia Close-Koenig <tkoenig [at] unistra [dot] fr>, Claude Mussou <cmussou [at] ina [dot] fr>, Angela Saward <a [dot] saward [at] wellcome [dot] ac [dot] uk> and Jessica Borge <jborge [at] unistra [dot] fr>. We invite you to submit your proposals (500 word abstract) by 1 June 2019 to VIEW’s managing editor at <journal [at] euscreen [dot] eu>.
Authors will be notified by 1 July and full articles (3000-6000 words) must be submitted by October 2019, they will then be circulated for the double-blind peer reviewing process, for publication in winter 2020.
About VIEW Journal
See www.viewjournal.eu for the current and back issues. VIEW is supported by the EUscreen Network and published by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. VIEW is proud to be an open access journal. All articles are hosted by Ubiquity Press and indexed through the Directory of Open Access Journals, the EBSCO Film and Television Index, Paperity and NARCIS.
Posted on 20 May 2019
VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture is a peer-reviewed, multimedia and open access e-journal in the field of television studies. It offers an international platform for outstanding academic research and archival reflection on television as an important part of our European cultural heritage.
VIEW originated from the pan-European EUscreen network of audiovisual and broadcast archives and academic partners. It has been published by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, in collaboration with the EUscreen Network, twice a year since 2012.
The journal is open to many disciplinary perspectives on European television – including but not limited to television studies, television history, media studies, media sociology, and cultural studies. The publication is completely open access. Article processing charges are covered by its publisher and all readers access the journal’s articles for free. The journal’s reviewing system is based on the open source Open Journal Systems and hosting is provided by Ubiquity Press .VIEW currently seeks a managing editor. This is an honorary position for which Sound and Vision offers an annual € 1,250 gross allowance. The managing editor is appointed for a two-year term. The appointed ME is expected to start in September 2019, when work on our forthcoming issue "Canned Television Going Global?" is planned to start.
The Managing Editor guides and serves the Editorial Board and works closely with the Assistant Journal Manager, the Publishing Support at Sound and Vision and each issue’s co-editors. She recommends the type of content that is best suited to meet the goals and objectives of our publication, which was launched in 2012.The Managing Editor assists the Editors-in-Chief and the Editorial Board to:
Streamline the review process to the shortest interval possible without compromising quality
Ensure that published articles meet the standards of quality and exclusivity of the journal.
The Managing Editor also recommends and implements new types of content that can be displayed in new ways or use multimedia. She may also recommend an extension of the current publication or build on the Proceedings' name in new applications or media types.
Specific duties include but are not limited to:
Advises and assists the volunteer Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Board in the strategic planning and execution of VIEW’s editorial vision.
The Managing Editor manages the peer review process and peer review systems for this journal in accordance with VIEW’s policies and processes that are defined by the Editorial Board. In this capacity the ME:
Reviews all submitted abstracts in consultation with the Editorial Board and associated reviewers.
Guides reviewers and authors in preparing material for publication.
Resolves author/reviewer problems and conflicts, as required.
Interfaces with editorial production staff, and other staff and volunteer organizations contributing to the journal for rapid publication.
This position requires a doctorate degree (will consider masters degree) in Television, Film, Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies or a closely related field of expertise.
Extensive subject matter knowledge of television and media studies is required.
A solid and diverse understanding of the interrelationships and trends of media and cultural studies is desired.
Experience in publication planning, and scheduling, and knowledge of the publications process is critical to keeping the publication current and on schedule.
The ability to write well and critique other authors/contributors, especially with regard to highly complex proposals, is also a key skill set for this position.
She must be a savvy knowledge worker who seeks out technology solutions to business challenges.
Knowledge of online peer review systems, such as Open Journal Systems, is preferred.
Proficiency in office suites, such as Microsoft Office, Google Docs or LibreOffice, is required.
Are you interested in this position? Send a letter of motivation (max. one page) with your resume to the VIEW publishing support at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, June 5th .
To obtain more information about this position, please call Erwin Verbruggen at +31356771691 or send an email to everbruggen [at] beeldengeluid [dot] nl.
Posted on 20 May 2019
Posted on 05 Apr 2019
VIEW Journal invites scholars and audiovisual archivists to submit proposals for topics that may be incorporated in ongoing journal issues. We encourage you to use this “General Call for Speakers” to provide suggestions for articles and audiovisual essays, as well as other forms of reflective thought.
The VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture is the first peer-reviewed, multi-media and open access e-journal in the field of European television history and culture. It offers an international platform for outstanding academic research and archival reflection on television as an important part of our European cultural heritage. With its interdisciplinary profile, the journal is open to many disciplinary perspectives on European television – including television history, media studies, media sociology, cultural studies and television studies.
The journal acts both as a platform for critical reflection on the cultural, social and political role of television in Europe’s past and presence and as a multi-media platform for the presentation and re-use of digitized audiovisual material.
In bridging the gap between academic and archival concerns for television and in analyzing the political and cultural importance of television in a transnational and European perspective, the journal aims at establishing an innovative platform for the critical interpretation and creative use of digitized audio-visual sources. In doing so, it will challenge a long tradition of television research that was – and to a huge amount still is – based on the analysis of written sources.
The journal aims at stimulating new narrative forms of online storytelling, making use of the rich digitized audiovisual collections of television archives around Europe. All articles in the journal must make use of audio-visual sources that will have to be embedded in the narrative: not as “illustrations” of an historical or theoretical argumentation, but as problematized evidence of a research question.
The Journal of European Television History and Culture addresses the scientific community as well as a larger audience interested in television as a cultural phenomenon. Broadcast historians, media studies scholars, audiovisual archivists, television professionals as well as the large group of enthusiastic fans of “old” television will have the opportunity to dive into the history and presence of European television by means of multi-media texts.
We are looking forward to receiving your creative proposals! Go to: http://viewjournal.eu/online-submissions/
Posted on 29 Mar 2019