COMMISSIONS

MEDIA STUDIES COMMISSION

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WHAT DO WE DO?

The Media Studies Commission works at the intersection between archival expertise and specialized academic knowledge in the field of media history and archive-driven research.

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Promote and facilitate academic research into FIAT/IFTA member archives

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Publicise research that enhances the value of archives

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Facilitate contact with archives from the FIAT/IFTA community

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Provide advice on accessing FIAT/IFTA members’ collections for research purposes

MSC e1672848725439

WHAT DO WE DO?

The Media Studies Commission works at the intersection between archival expertise and specialized academic knowledge in the field of media history and archive-driven research.

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Promote and facilitate academic research into FIAT/IFTA member archives

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Publicise research that enhances the value of archives

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Facilitate contact with archives from the FIAT/IFTA community

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Provide advice on accessing FIAT/IFTA members’ collections for research purposes

Some of the Media Studies Commission activities:

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Seminars

The Media Studies Commission (co-)organises international seminars on themes related to media history and issues relevant to archival access and archive-driven media research.

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Media Studies Grant

As part of its mission to enhance collaboration between research and archive communities and ensure the valorization of academic knowledge for archival practices, the MSC awards annual grants for small-scale research projects that are carried out in collaboration with member archives.

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Information Exchange

The Media Studies Commission serves as an international forum for exchanging information on archival access and archive-driven media research.

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Consulting

The MSC consults researchers as well as FIAT/IFTA members and non-members on issues pertaining to academic research into archival collections and the valorization of archives through academic research.

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Media Studies Grant

Since 2014, the Media Studies Commission has been actively commissioning research into FIAT/IFTA members’ archive collections and research into issues relevant to the FIAT/IFTA archive communities. 

The Media Studies Grant is aimed primarily at enhancing collaboration between research and archive communities and ensuring the valorization of academic knowledge for archival practice. The grant is open to MA and doctoral students and junior and senior researchers. This funding scheme has been given priority to projects that research topics relevant to an archive institution’s history, transnational media history, or archival practice. 

Research carried out through the Media Studies Grant is made available to the FIAT/IFTA archive community through conference presentations and research reports. Previous research reports from the Media Studies Grant are accessible through open access on the FIAT/IFTA website. A new Media Studies Grant Call for Papers is issued at the start of each calendar year. 

Research Papers of the FIAT/IFTA Media Studies Grant

COMMISSION CHAIR

Dana
Dana Mustata
MSC Chair
University of Groningen
Assistant Professor Audiovisual Culture

COMMISSION MEMBERS