The CADEAH team is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a special issue of VIEW: Journal of European Television History and Culture based around the CADEAH project and its themes. You can find the full text of the CfP below:

CfP VIEW Issue 23: Curation and Appropriation of Digital European Heritage

Curation and Appropriation of Digital European Heritage

Guest editors: Abby S. Waysdorf and Eggo Müller

Publication date: spring/summer 2023

The CADEAH (Curation and Appropriation of Digital European Heritage) project was inaugurated in 2018 as a way to study how increasingly digitized audiovisual heritage circulates and is re-used across the digital media landscape. Projects like EUscreen and Europeana have worked to digitize audiovisual heritage across Europe and make it available to the public. However, once material is “made accessible” to the public, what happens? The project drew together programmers, historians, and media researchers to investigate new ways of tracking digitized audiovisual heritage online and make sense of the cultures of historical and archival engagement that exists there. To further develop the goals of this project, this Special Issue seeks to bring together scholars, archivists, and other interested parties to investigate the ways audiovisual heritage is used, and how we can best study this use.

We welcome proposals that deal with the major themes of CADEAH: history and memory, uses and interpretations of audiovisual archival material, and digital methods and archives. We would also like to invite archivists to discuss their practices and activities in the digital realm. The goal, as with a remix, is to juxtapose and bring together these existing elements into something new, putting scholars and practitioners working on different aspects of similar topics into dialogue.

Potential topics can be, but are not limited to:

  • Tracking and tracing (audiovisual) archival material
  • Machine vision techniques and audiovisual archives
  • The politics of digitization and archival practices online
  • Practices and cultures of playlisting and rewatching
  • Cultural practices of remix video
  • Grassroots archives and archival practices
  • Transforming or creating historical narratives through remix
  • Memory practices and historical consciousness in digital heritage

Submission details

Paper proposals (max. 500 words) are due on January 14, 2022. Submissions should be sent to the managing editor through email (journal@euscreen.eu). Authors are encouraged to send in a short biography with their proposal.

A notice of acceptance of abstracts will be sent to authors by the end of February, 2022.

Articles (between 3,000 – 6,000 words) will be due on June 1, 2022. Longer articles are welcome, provided that they comply with the journal’s author guidelines.

All articles will be peer-reviewed. The issue will be published in June 2023.

For any questions about the issue, please contact its co-editors Abby S. Waysdorf (a.s.waysdorf@uu.nl) and Eggo Müller (e.mueller@uu.nl)