Today we publicly launch our software, Project Arclight, a new digital tool you can take advantage of in your research and the classroom.
Announcement of national conference for the Radio Preservation Task Force of the Library of Congress, February 25-27, 2016.
Laura LaPlaca writes about the material resilience of broadcast history from the perspective of a collector and archivist, discussing the importance of acknowledging the stuff that radio and television leave behind, especially in the face of an overwhelming emphasis on the “ephemerality” of these media.
Brian DeShazor discusses the origins of Pacifica Radio and the archival radio series, “From the Vault.” The Pacifica Radio Archives was established in 1971 to house a collection of over 60,000 reel-to-reel tapes, representing the last half of the 20th century as experienced and reported on by Pacifica Radio.
Bruce Lenthall discusses the challenges and opportunities of teaching radio history to a generation of students for whom even the metaphors we often use to think about radio’s early history no longer resonate.
As part of a forthcoming history of the radio feature Michele Hilmes shares her discovery of the supposedly lost Langston Hughes radio play, “The Man Who Went to War.”
Looking beyond the content of Michele Hilmes’s work to its structure and form, Shawn VanCour discusses the larger goals and techniques of Hilmesian historiography.
Laura Schnitker writes about the importance of saving college radio archives, as college stations have the built-in resources to both save their materials and provide public access to them.
In the second post in our “Digital Tools” series, Elana Levine discusses her process for converting historical research materials into chapter outlines using Scrivener.
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.
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.
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.
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.