Stephanie Sapienza, Project Manager at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), advocates for why the audio and paper materials of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB)’s radio collection – housed at the University of Maryland and the University of Wisconsin-Madison – need to be integrated online to maximize their usefulness for academic research.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Josh Shepperd provides Part 1 of 2 to his final entry in the “On (the) Wisconsin Discourses” series with an examination of Michele Hilmes’ contributions to discursive analysis.
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.
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.
In the first post in our “Honoring Hilmes” series, Bill Kirkpatrick argues that the quality of Michele Hilmes’ scholarship is undisputed, yet the example of her great work alone is not why Radio Studies is now thriving. It is also because Hilmes has done the (arguably much harder) work of field-building.
Karen Petruska reflects on the importance of conference participation in the form of SIGs, committees, and public policy and promotion, all of which operate as the less visible yet vital backbone of SCMS.
Collenn Glenn reports on the significance of specialized scholarly interest groups for academic organizations like the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), which held its annual conference in Montreal last week.
Bill Kirkpatrick continues our week-long series of reports from the SCMS 2015 conference. He argues that radio studies within SCMS is coming into its own, and the Society is better for it.