FIAT/IFTA’s Media Studies Commission is dedicated to fostering collaboration between research and archive communities and mediating the growth of scholarly expertise that adds value to audiovisual archives by means of innovative research. To this purpose, the Media Studies Commission has set up the Media Studies Grant as a way to promote and ensure the valorization of academic knowledge for archival practice.
The Media Studies Grant is a programme that offers support for research carried out at FIAT/IFTA member archives or is of direct relevance to one or more of our member archives. Priority is given to projects that are relevant for the history of member archive institutions, or promise innovative insights into (digital) media historiography or archival practice in general.
For the 2020 edition of the Grant, we are looking to commission research that adds value to and helps us understand the role of audiovisual archives in a shifting, converging media environment. The deadline to submit your Proposal is Thursday 15 March.
A successful tradition since 2014, the Grant has fostered research in a broad domain of topics, by researchers from all over the world. The papers resulting from the Grant are available also in the Library section of the FIAT/IFTA website.