History on television has never been more popular, but what sort of history are we being shown on our screens? Archive-based programmes, star presenters, dramatisations, reality television, digital recreations and interactions with web resources have led to a rich but complex sitiuation. What should be the attitude of historical programmes towards their sources be? What has the drive towards history-as-entertainment in a competitive broadcasting market done for the popular understanding of history? How should television recreate the past?
This one day conference sponsored by the IWM, IAMHIST, and the British Universities Film and Television Council (BUFVC) will look at the state of history on television today, and where it may be going. It will bring together leading academics, archivists, producers and film researchers to discuss histsory and reality television, dramatisation in history programming, the changing use of archive film, and history programmes in the digitial age.
The workshop will take place on October 15, 2004 at the Imperial War Museum,London SE1 U.K.
Dr Toby Haggith Imperial War Museum, London
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