Open Access Journal Advances Scholarship in the Field of European Television History and Culture

VIEW Journal Vol 01 Issue 02/2012

Second VIEW Journal issue

In March 2012, EUscreen launched the first issue of the Journal of European Television History and Culture – the first peer-reviewed, multi-media and open access e-journal in the field of European television history and culture. It offers an international platform for outstanding academic research and archival reflection on television as an important part of our European cultural heritage. Today, EUscreen is proud to present the second issue: Europe on and behind the Screen, which is freely available at:

Embedded audiovisual sources

This second issue comes in a brand new form, with a new title: VIEW, a fresh design and a new member in the team of editors-in-chief: John Ellis from Royal Holloway, University of London.The journal makes use of an open access publishing system, OJS, and has developed a tool to insert relevant audiovisual sources in the online reading experience. The journal also received a redesign to maximise readability. The new name, VIEW, indicates a clear vision for the future of the Journal of European Television History and Culture.

Europe on and Behind the Screen

Its second issue enables a discussion of European television through different themes, approaches and case studies. The Discovery articles zoom in on case studies from different corners of Europe, while the Explorations offer different approaches to writing Europe’s television history and advancing theoretical discussions in the field. The full table of contents for the second issue is:

Editorial – Dana Mustata


1.    Mapping Europe: Images of Europe in the Eurovision Song Contest – Mari Pajala
2.    Spain Was Not Living a Celebration. TVE and Eurovision Song Contest during the years of Franco’s Dictatorship – Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano
3.    The Golden Stag Festival in Ceausescu’s Romania (1968-1971) – Alexandru Matei
4.    Comunicar Europa/Communicating Europe. Spain and television co-productions – Manuel Palacio & Concepción Cascajosa
5.    Zen and the Art of Adaptation – Jeremy Strong


1.    Live from Moscow: The Celebrations of Yuri Gagarin and Transnational Television in Europe – Lars Lundgren
2.    Reading Between The Lines. A Transnational History of the Franco-British Entente Cordial in Post War Television – Andreas Fickers & Andy O’Dwyer
3.    Transnational Relations Between The BBC And The WDR (1960-1969): The Central Roles Of Hugh Greene And Klaus Von Bismarck – Christian Potschka
4.    Poland’s Return to Europe:  Polish Terrestrial Broadcasters and TV-Fiction – Sylwia Szostak
5.    Hello, Lenin? Soviet Nostalgia on Post-Soviet Television – Kateryna Khinkulova
6.    From European Identity and Media Imperialism to Public Diplomacy: the Changing Rationale behind Euronews – Eva Polonska-Kimunguyi & Patrick Kimunguyi
7.    Télé-clubs and European Television History Beyond the Screen – Ira Wagman

As Dr. Dana Mustata from the University of Groningen, managing editor of the journal, says: “After the book A European Television History by Jonathan Bignell and Andreas Fickers, this issue on Europe on and behind the Screen is the second concerted effort on an European scale dedicated to advancing our understanding of European television.”

View, the Journal of European Television History and Culture, is published by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in collaboration with Utrecht University, Maastricht University and Royal Holloway University of London. With its interdisciplinary profile, the journal journal is open to many disciplinary perspectives on European television – including television history, media studies, media sociology, cultural studies and television studies. Read more about the journal.

More info

View is made possible by support from the EUscreen project and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The journal works in partnership with the European Television History Network.


Newest Exhibitions Celebrate World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

In honour of last week’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, EUscreen released – one year after launching the portal – a new selection of exhibitions, which explore politics, history, culture, controversy, scandal and violence.

Communist Romania

The newly curated TVR exhibition on Communist Romania offers an insight into aspects of this society captured on television. It includes footage of the building projects which were so dear to Ceausescu’s heart, the importance of youth organisations under the communist regime and the cult of personality which surrounded the dictator and his wife.
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Exhibition created by Irina Negraru, Gabi Fiter, Denisa Badea, Irina Bordeianu and Mihai Ciobanu.

The Dutch Dream Machine

Discover more about the history of Dutch broadcasting and the growth of television technology in the latest fascinating exhibition by Sound and Vision. This exhibition details how television operated and developed with the socio-political ‘pillarisation’ of Dutch society and demonstrates how debates about television addressed the function and purpose of the new medium.
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The Dutch Dream Machine. Exhibition curated by Rianne de Neef, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision/Utrecht University.

Taboo and Controversy

The exhibition Taboo and Controversy has been curated using material from all the EUscreen content providers and covers a range of topics including controversial television programming, extreme content, the first nudity on television and debates about sexuality, drugs and promiscuity.
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Taboo and Controversy. Exhibition curated by Sian Barber, Royal Holloway, University of London, Dana Mustata, University of Groningen and Berber Hagedoorn, University of Utrecht.

More to come

These new exhibitions will soon be joined by a second exhibition from RTE which offers a political and social introduction to the period of ‘the Troubles’ in Ireland. Video footage and stills of interviews with politicians and activists, news reports of violent activity and discussions about the political and economic background combine to create a thoughtful and sobering account of this complex period. Explore these new exhibitions and many more on the EUscreen portal:

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2012

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