It is our great pleasure to present this special issue in honour of Sonja de Leeuw, one of the founding members of the journal. The issue brings together articles that honour Sonja’s inspiring contributions to television history and television historiography. This special issue of VIEW has been guest-edited by her colleagues at Utrecht University and University of Groningen to mark Sonja's pathbreaking engagement with, and achievements within, the field of digital television heritage.
The launch of this issue coincides with the symposium The Many Lives of Europe's Audiovisual Heritage Online, held at Utrecht University on May 16th, 2018, the day of Sonja's farewell lecture. Support comes from the projects MediaDNA & DARIAH-EU.