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TV Studies Working Group

The TV Studies Working Group promotes research into television studies, with a particular emphasis on developing alliances and collaborative research partnerships with archives and other TV and media research networks.

The Working Group provides a unique multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary space, where researchers (academics, graduate students, practitioners, archivists and librarians) can share ideas about the latest trends in television studies and exchange information and progress on the development of specific research projects, the purpose of which is to consolidate collaborative partnerships and plan future work, including funding bids.


  • Janet McCabe: Reader in Television and Film Studies, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Critical Studies in Television
  • Lisa Kerrigan: Senior Curator of Television at the BFI National Archive
  • Eleni Liarou: Lecturer in Television and Film History
  • Elinor Groom: Curator of Television at the BFI National Archive
  • Emma Sandon: Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies



  • Critical Studies in Television: international journal of TV studies (includes involvement in workshops and screening events).
  • Centre for Transnational Media Research at Aarhus University in Denmark, with Assistant Professor Cathrin Bengesser, Assistant Professor Pia Majbritt Jensen and Assistant Professor Susanne Eichner. (Includes involvement with the bi-annual PhD summer school in transnational media).
  • WFTHN (Women's Film and Television History Network).


The group organises 'TV watching' sessions which can be connected with research projects to present and discuss initial research findings. 


'Small Axe: History, Memory and the Television Archive' - more details to follow.