"In the context of the fast development of memory studies, the third issue of VIEW highlights debates around the moving borders of national memories, fostered by television in the context of European history. The articles in this issue focus on the contribution of European television researchers, covering all three areas of media studies: production, text and reception. They touch upon a broad range of topics, including:
- the reconstruction of the national past after regime changes in both Southern and Eastern Europe;
- competing versions of the “same” past;
- the fragile fostering of a European identity;
- the regional/would-be national past.
The issue emphasizes the different ethnographic & historical uses of life-stories from television viewers. It hints at the possible changes to memory formation brought about by television in the post-network digital era. Finally, this issue charts the field of European television memories and suggests ways it can be researched further, both nationally and transnationally" (read more at: European Television Memories).