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Anglia Television and the History of ITV: Programming, Regionalism and the
A conference organised by the University of East Anglia
To be held at the Archive Centre, Norwich, 14th and 15th Norwich 2008
Conference Organisers: Andrew Higson, Su Holmes and Brett Mills
Anglia Television â€“ now ITV Anglia â€“ began broadcasting in the east of
England in 1959, some four years after the launch of the ITV network. This
conference will build on the current vibrant interest in television
history, and especially the history of ITV, and will chart the story of
the Anglia franchise, from 1959 to the present. Key issues to be explored
will include the relationship between the regional and the national in
British independent television history; Angliaâ€™s programme culture â€“ the
range of genres, series and programmes produced or commissioned by Anglia
over the years; and the institutional organisation of Anglia and its
operation as part of the ITV network.
The conference arises out of an AHRC-funded project at the University of
East Anglia, which brings together colleagues from the School of Film and
Television Studies and the East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA). EAFA has an
extensive collection of Anglia Television programmes, programme material
and related documentation, which is being catalogued as part of this
project. Another strand of the conference will address the issues involved
in archiving a regional television collection. There will also be a series
of related archival screenings, including quiz and game shows, drama,
sitcoms, talk shows and regional affairs programmes.
Speakers to include: Cathy Johnson, Rob Turnock, Lez Cooke, Sherryl
Wilson, Su Holmes and Mark Jancovich.
We are seeking 20-minute papers on any topics relating to Anglia
Television/ITV Anglia, or to any of the themes noted above, from the
history of Anglia to current programmes, from archiving issues to
questions of regionalism.
250 word abstracts or enquiries should be submitted by 23rd June 2008 to
the conference administrator Jonathan Stubbs: j.stubbs_at_uea.ac.uk. Please
include a brief biography.
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