VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture te invita a colaborar como autor en su próximo número

La publicación VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture invita a estudiantes, archiveros, productores etc… interesados en la conservación de la Imagen en Movimiento (tanto de televisión como de cine) a participar en VIEW a través de pequeños artículos o ensayos en vídeo.

Las propuestas (de no más de 500 palabras) deben enviarse antes del 31 de Enero de 2015 a Dana Mustata ( Las propuestas aceptadas serán comunicadas la tercera semana de Febrero y los artículos (de 2000 a 4000 palabras) o vídeos deben estar terminados para el 15 de Mayo de 2015.

Para más información os adjuntamos la nota de prensa que nos han enviado y os animamos a todos a participar.


In 1927, when Esfir Schub released her commissioned film The fall of the Romanov Dynasty to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution, she hardly knew that her extensive use of film footage and newsreels of the event would mark the invention of a new ‘genre’: the archive based production or compilation genre. Television has adopted this genre, but audiovisual archives have fuelled a wide array of programmes and genres beyond compilation productions.

Government, business, broadcast and film archives as well as amateur collections and home videos are commonly used to spark memories and re-enact events from the past in various contexts. They are made widely accessible and re-used in traditional broadcast productions or given a second life in digital environments through online circulation.

This issue of VIEW invites scholars, archivists, producers and other practitioners to consider, highlight and elaborate on the use and re-use of moving image archives in media productions (for cinema, television, web, etc.). Contributions are welcome in the form of (short) articles or video essays.

Proposals are invited to explore (but not limited to) the following topics and questions:

– Has the digital environment created a paradigm shift in the use of audiovisual archival materials?
– The authenticity of audiovisual archives in the digital environment
– In what ways can audiovisual archives transform our relationship to the past? What is the role of archives in helping us reconnect with or understand the past? How do national/organisational archive policies impact or limit the histories that are informed by these archives?
– The audio-visual archive as proof, testimony or document of reality, as shared heritage or collective memory;
– Case studies using moving images as historical sources;
– The use of archives in creative productions;
– Ahistoricism in the use of audiovisual archival materials;
– Found footage in moving image productions;
– Compilation programmes studied through issues of representation, distribution, production, reception, etc;
– Various formats and subgenres of compilation programmes: biographies, historical productions, art forms, etc;
– Comparative studies of the compilation genre;
– The search for identity in audiovisual archive collections;
– The use of national audiovisual collections in a European or international context.


– Contributions are encouraged from authors with different kinds of expertise and interests in television and media history.
– Paper proposals (max. 500 words) are due on January 31st, 2015.
– Submissions should be sent to the managing editor of the journal, Dana Mustata ( A notice of acceptance will be sent to authors in the 3rd week of February
– Articles (2 – 4,000 words) will be due on May 15th 2015.
– For further information or questions about the issue, please contact the co-editors: Mette Charis Buchman ( and Claude Mussou (

VIEW Archive Based Productions Vol. 4, Issue 8, is planned for Fall 2015.

See for the current and back issues. VIEW is proud to be an open access journal. All articles are made findable through the DOAJ and EBSCO databases.

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Publicado por El Documentalista Audiovisual

El Documentalista Audiovisual es un equipo de trabajo dedicado a la búsqueda gestión de derechos de material de archivo en producciones audiovisuales. Bajo esta marca, Isabel Borruel y Patricia Wert, hemos desarrollado un proyecto de formación y consultoría en documentación audiovisual.

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