Focus and Scope
VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture is the first peer-reviewed, multi-media 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 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 as a space for critical reflection on the cultural, social and political role of television in Europe’s past and present. It also provides 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 new 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.
In offering a unique technical infrastructure for a multi-media presentation of critical reflections on European television, 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 should make use of audio-visual sources to be embedded in the narrative: not as “illustrations” of an historical or theoretical argumentation, but as problematized evidence of a research question.
Journal of European Television History and Culture aims at filling a critical niche in the existing scholarly landscape by focussing on the cultural richness and historical importance of European television cultures and by emphasizing the transnational importance of television as a medium of circulation and appropriation of aesthetic conventions, political ideas, cultural norms and social values. To realise this aim, we publish two kinds of articles:
Discovery articles are animated by an enthusiasm for their subject.
Discovery articles are often case studies. They will:
- Stimulate the curiosity of the reader by introducing rare audiovisual material, new collections or initiatives, and provide the reader with ways of accessing them
- Use audiovisual media as part of their story or argument, demonstrating the added value of publishing the article in an online environment rather than a printed journal.
- Build bridges between archival and academic communities and invite scholars to work with the materials and the sources that they present.
Exploratory articles have an explicit academic approach to their subject.
Exploratory articles will:
- Make a contribution to theoretical or methodological debates in the field of television history and culture.
- Provide state of the art debates on the topic or providing overarching arguments that go beyond the analysis of single case studies.
- Present research on issues related to television history and culture within a European context and provide comparisons with television in other European countries.
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.
The journal is published online in two volumes per year.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Each article is copyrighted © by its author(s) and is published under license from the author(s). When a paper is accepted for publication, authors will be requested to agree with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.
This journal’s content is digitally archived by the National Library of the Netherlands and made available via the NARCIS repository.
VIEW is supported by the EUscreen Network.
VIEW’s initial set-up was sponsored by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2012-2015).