The Centre for Media History seeks to:
- Stimulate an interest in media history
- Develop partnerships with national and international partners to promote the study of media history
- Work for the preservation of media and specifically broadcasting archives
- Develop new ways of incorporating media history into teaching and learning
- Bid for research grants to further our aims
- Provide a stimulating and supportive environment for postgraduate researchers.
Dr Tony Stoller, Visiting Professor at the Centre for Media History and member of the Entangled Media Histories Network gives an insight into his post-doc research idea about the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall on classical music radio.
Gloria Khamkar, PhD candidate at the Centre for Media History at Bournemouth University, a radio professional and member of the Entangled Media Histories Network describes her PhD research on the Evolution of Asian radio in England between 1960 and 2004.
Professor Hugh Chignell talking about the importance and use of radio archives.
Past activities from CMH members
Marconi in Poole
Charles Parker Day 2017
The Other Third
Kate Murphy Visits the Centre for Media History, Macquarie University
Kerstin Stutterheim recently acted as head of prize jury
Seen but Seldom Heard – Dr Ieuan Franklin
The dream of mediated national community: the rise and fall of adult education at the BBC – Dr Allan Jones
Behind the Wireless: An Early History of Women at the BBC – Dr Kate Murphy
Fusion Inaugural Public Lecture with Professor Hugh Chignell
Frankenstein – the first two hundred years – CMH Lecture
‘Where will it all end?’: the early development of television in Britain – CMH Lecture
Behind the wireless/Spaghetti westerns at the crossroads – CMH book launch and lecture
BBC radio drama listening events
Our collections and collaborations
International History of Public Relations
Latest news from the Centre for Media History
Professor Hugh Chignell, Head of BU’s Centre for Media History, research in the area began in the late 1990s when Bournemouth University began to host an archive of radio programmes produced by the BBC.
Professor Hugh Chignell gave his inaugural lecture at the Shelley Theatre in Bournemouth, entitled ‘Archive warriors: How radio historians research our audio past’