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Televising History

Mediating the Past in Postwar Europe

  • Erin Bell
  • Ann Gray

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: History on Television in Europe: The Past Two Decades

    1. Ann Gray, Erin Bell
      Pages 1-10
  3. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. John Corner
      Pages 13-27
    3. Luisa Cigognetti, Pierre Sorlin
      Pages 28-41
    4. Brian Winston
      Pages 42-58
    5. Ann Gray
      Pages 59-76
    6. Erin Bell
      Pages 77-92
  4. Televised History and National Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Isabelle Veyrat-Masson
      Pages 95-106
    3. Emma Hanna
      Pages 107-121
  5. Televised History, Memory and Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Sonja de Leeuw
      Pages 139-151
    3. Aileen Blaney
      Pages 152-164
    4. Margit Rohringer
      Pages 165-178
    5. Alexander Dhoest
      Pages 179-190
  6. History Programming: Form, Genre, Technique

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Tobias Ebbrecht
      Pages 207-220

About this book


This volume brings together scholars from across Europe to critically examine TV history programming in a period of political, economic and cultural change. They look at links between programming and national identity, consider the representation of minorities, and explore a range of televisual genres and techniques.


cultural change democracy Europe history identity Napoleon national identity Spain television

Editors and affiliations

  • Erin Bell
    • 1
  • Ann Gray
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LincolnUK
  2. 2.Lincoln School of Humanities and Performing ArtsUK

About the editors

AILEEN BLANEY is a postdoctoral scholar in Film Studies at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea LUISA CIGOGNETTI is an independent scholar JOHN CORNER is Visiting Professor in Communication Studies at the University of Leeds and Emeritus Professor at the University of Liverpool, UK JEROME DE GROOT is Lecturer in English and American Studies at the University of Manchester, UK SONJA DE LEEUW is Professor of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University, The Netherlands ALEXANDER DHOEST is Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Antwerp, Belgium TOBIAS EBBRECHT is Professor of Media History at the Film and Television Academy (HFF 'Konrad Wolf'), Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany EMMA HANNA is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Greenwich, UK SIRA HERNÁNDEZ CORCHETE is Assistant Lecturer in the School of Communication at the University of Navarra, Spain AMY HOLDSWORTH is Lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Glasgow, UK IRIS KLEINECKE-BATES is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Hull, UK MARGIT ROHRINGER is a Lecturer at the University of Vienna, Austria PIERRE SORLIN is Emeritus Professor of Sociology in Audiovisual Media, University of Paris III, France ISABELLE VEYRAT-MASSON is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France BRIAN WINSTON is the first Lincoln Chair of Communication at the University of Lincoln, UK, and was formerly Pro-Vice Chancellor

Bibliographic information


'This valuable collection explores the resurgence of history in televisual form in the latter part of the 20th century...the chapters provide not only a range of evidence and analysis, but also some powerful areas of ongoing discussion for historians, broadcasters and producers.' -Justin Champion, Royal Holloway, University of London, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television

'...provides a good sense of the serious work being done on historical presentation across the Continent.' - Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly