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Digital Tools for Television Historiography, Part I

May 26, 2015
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Digital Tools for Television Historiography, Part I

In the inaugural post in our "Digital Tools" series, Elana Levine discusses DEVONthink document management software and her methods for organizing historical research materials digitally.
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A Turn Toward the Ruins of Radio History

A Turn Toward the Ruins of Radio History

Peter Schaefer writes about the public face of radio preservation, making a case for acknowledging what's been lost to the ages while simultaneously showcasing what's been found.
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You Ever Hear of a Girl Detective?: Negotiating Gender and Authority in Candy Matson

You Ever Hear of a Girl Detective?: Negotiating Gender and Authority in <em>Candy Matson</em>

How did post-World War II female detectives balance authority and femininity on the radio? Catherine Martin writes about knowledge of urban geography as the source of a detective's power in "Candy Matson."
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Public-Service Streaming: BBC Three and the Politics of Online Engagement

May 21, 2015
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Public-Service Streaming: BBC Three and the Politics of Online Engagement

Ready to consign broadcasting to the dustbin of history? Not so fast. Elizabeth Evans tracks the ongoing fallout of the BBC’s plan to relocate a channel to the online-only realm.
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Honoring Hilmes: “An Advisor is Forever” – Passing It On

May 19, 2015
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Honoring Hilmes: “An Advisor is Forever” – Passing It On

Norma Coates reflects on what she learned about academic advising and mentoring from her own PhD advisor, Michele Hilmes.
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Honoring Hilmes: “New Media” Historian

May 18, 2015
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Honoring Hilmes: “New Media” Historian

Michele Hilmes’ legacy for radio and sound studies, broadcasting history, and cultural studies is clearly profound and prodigious, but her influence extends further, as well: this quintessential cultural historian is also a profound new media scholar.
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Honoring Hilmes: Strange Report

May 14, 2015
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Honoring Hilmes: <em>Strange Report</em>

Through a case study of the British ITV series "Strange Report" (1969-70), Jonathan Bignell exhibits how Michele Hilmes' example has taught him that when we look closely at the detail of history, there are always more complex and more interesting things to discover.
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Honoring Hilmes: Days Well Spent

May 13, 2015
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Honoring Hilmes: Days Well Spent

Michael Curtin contributes the eighth post in our "Honoring Hilmes" series, saluting Michele Hilmes on her sterling leadership and professionalism as well as her pioneering intellectual contributions to the media studies field.
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Honoring Hilmes: The Amplification of Women’s Voices

May 12, 2015
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Honoring Hilmes: The Amplification of Women’s Voices

In this seventh post in our "Honoring Hilmes" series, Jennifer Hyland Wang contends that Michele Hilmes' greatest contribution to media history is her feminism, including her focus on the many women who operated in and around broadcasting as well as her mentorship of female graduate students.
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Honoring Hilmes: Radioed Voices Podcast

May 10, 2015
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Honoring Hilmes: <em>Radioed Voices</em> Podcast

Listen to "Radioed Voices," a radio documentary/podcast paying tribute to media studies scholar and cultural historian Michele Hilmes on the occasion of her retirement.
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Honoring Hilmes: Across the Borders

May 8, 2015
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Honoring Hilmes: Across the Borders

Continuing our "Honoring Hilmes" series, Jason Jacobs describes his use of Michele Hilmes’ work in his career, demonstrating her unique capacity to work across national borders both in her thinking and interpersonally.
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Monty Python’s Life of Brian, British Local Censorship, and the “Pythonesque”

May 7, 2015
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<i>Monty Python’s Life of Brian</i>, British Local Censorship, and the “Pythonesque”

Kate Egan uses the BBFC archive to consider British local censorship history through a case study of Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
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Honoring Hilmes: Curious Mentoring

May 5, 2015
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Honoring Hilmes: Curious Mentoring

In the second post in our "Honoring Hilmes" series, Ben Aslinger praises Michele Hilmes for her intellectual curiosity and willingness to mentor a diverse array of students and projects.
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