Local Media Archives – Who Cares? – CONFERENCE

Date / time: 7 June, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local Media Archives - Who Cares? - CONFERENCE


While digitisation might be perceived to be making some aspects of local media more readily available, the consolidation of outlets has led to the disposal and destruction of many of the records relating to its outputs, production and significance. This event will bring together academics, publishers, archival practitioners and community representatives to explore the issues and possible solutions in relation to preserving local media archives across the range of formats, including newspapers, radio, local television and film archives, and alternative publications. It is organized by the Local and Community Media of MeCCSA (the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association) and the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities at Coventry University.

The keynote address will be given by Professor Helen Wheatley of Warwick University, who will discuss her work with broadcast archives, including MACE and the BBC, and communities. The day will also include academic panels and a round table featuring work from archivists and academics in the UK and Europe.

The event will be held at the university library (Frederick Lanchester building) from 9.15am to 5pm. It will include the chance to visit the Lanchester Innovation Archive based in the library which documents the life and work of legendary motor designer and inventor Frederick Lanchester.

Please note: attendance is limited due to venue constraints.

Registration is available here


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