Fare storia con la televisione

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Making history with television

Aldo Grasso (Editor)

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The history of the last fifty years has often taken the form of the television image. However, the relationship between history and television raises a series of questions that scholars have only recently begun to address systematically. In what sense can the television image be considered a source for historical research? What are the devices that historians must employ when considering this 'audiovisual source'? To what extent can the reflections elaborated on other media - above all on cinema - apply to television? And the questions do not end here, because television, due to its extraordinary pervasiveness and the effectiveness of moving images, has frequently played an active role in its relationship to history: on the one hand, it has become itself ' event ', the representation of the facts commonly considered' historical 'has penetrated its form and grammar; on the other hand, it has assumed the increasingly central role of historical narrator, of a terrain of confrontation (and confrontation) on the reconstruction of the past, a place of coagulation of a shared memory. All these themes are intertwined in the pages of the volume edited by Aldo Grasso, the first Italian publication that systematically takes into consideration the question of the relationships between history and the most widespread and popular means of communication today. In a decidedly and deliberately multidisciplinary perspective, the volume brings together historians and media historians, media scientists and sociologists of communication, archivists, producers and programmers. In this way an articulated variety of problems is tackled, with the aim of giving an exhaustive and coherent picture, which addresses both the specialist and the curious reader who is interested in understanding more fully the mechanisms of the contemporary society mediated, committed to representing, narrating , handing down one's past
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Making history with television
Original languageItalian
PublisherVita e Pensiero
Number of pages295
ISBN (Print)88-343-1324-0
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • History
  • Storia
  • Television
  • Televisione


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