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אירוע // כנס: מאה שנים לבי.בי.סי. - מבט מרחוק [אונ' חיפה / חיפה] 18-20.9.22

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Broadcasting Margins: The BBC Centennial from Afar

Broadcasting Margins: The BBC Centennial from Afar
18 – 20 September, 2022

Ofer Observatory (Eshkol Tower, 29th floor)

15:00 – 15:30 Registration

15:30 – 16:00 Welcoming Remarks: Ayelet Ben-Yishai (University of Haifa); Meir Hemmo, Vice-Rector (University of Haifa)

16:00 – 16:45 “The BBC: A People’s History,” Tal Zalmanovich (University of Haifa) in Conversation with David Hendy (University of Sussex)

17:00 – 18:30 Panel I: Genre
Chair: Ayelet Ben-Yishai (University of Haifa)
– Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan (University of Haifa), “Human Voices: Penelope Fitzgerald at the BBC”
– Nea Ehrlich (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), “Animating the News”
– Raz Greenberg (Tel Aviv University), “From Auschwitz to Mars – Quatermass and the (Jewish) Birth of British Science Fiction Television”

18:30 – 19:30 Drinks and Nibbles

Ofer Observatory (Eshkol Tower, 29th floor)

08:45 – 09:00 Coffee

09:00 – 10:15 Keynote address: Jessica Berman, University of Maryland Baltimore County, “Decentering the BBC: The Case of All India Radio”

10:30 – 12:00 Panel II: Censorship and Protest
Chair: Oren Meyers (University of Haifa)
– Robert Savage (Boston College), “Margaret Thatcher, Censorship, the BBC’s and Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’”
– Martha Evans (University of Cape Town), “The Power of Disinvitation: The BBC, Media Events, and Apartheid South Africa”
– Tal Zalmanovich (University of Haifa), “Television as Potential History”

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:30 Panel III: A Window onto the World
Chair: Eitan Bar-Yosef (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
– Simon Potter (University of Bristol),
– Suzanne Franks (City, University of London), “Comparing BBC reporting post-colonial of India with Africa: Nuanced attention and sensitivity versus disinterest and ignorance”
– Jennifer Lewin (University of Haifa), “‘Imaginative sympathy’ in William Empson’s Career as BBC Chinese Editor”

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee

15:00 – 16:30 Panel IV: Broadcasting War
Chair: Dina Fainberg (City, University of London)
– Kristin Roth-Ey (University College London), “The BBC Russian Service”
– Glen Segell (University of Haifa), “The BBC ‘winning the hearts and minds’ psychological war campaign: Iraq war 2009-2010”
– Margaret Peacock (University of Alabama), “The BBC and the Suez Crisis: A Reassessment”

17:00 – 19:00 Guided Tour: The British Mandate in Haifa

19:00 Conference Dinner: Rola Restaurant (Haifa Port)

Rabin Observatory (Rabin Building, 8th floor)

08:45 – 09:00 Coffee

09:00 – 10:15 Keynote address: Glyne Griffith (University at Albany, State University of New York), “How the BBC Served West Indian Literature, 1943-1958”

10:30 – 12:00 Panel V: Student Workshop
Chair: Eran Shalev (University of Haifa)
– Shoruq Mhamed (University of Haifa), “You’re not English, you’re Muslim”: Islam in the BBC 2018 series Informer”
– Lihi Laszlo (University of Haifa), “Now That’s Leadership: Depictions of Boris Johnson in Spitting Image 2020-2021”
– Mariana Akawi (University of Haifa), “The BBC’s Literary Multiculturalism: Knowledge, Vicarious Experiences, and Decolonization”

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:30 Panel VI: WWII
Chair: Paul Frosh (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
– Daniel Mandur Thomaz, (King’s College London), “Broadcasting to the “New World”: Propaganda, entertainment and transatlantic intellectual networks at the BBC Latin American Service during WW2”
– Tim Crook (Goldsmiths, University of London), “Representations of the Jewish persecution by the Nazis and the Final Solution in BBC Radio Drama domestic broadcasts”
– Gavin Schaffer (University of Birmingham), “Comedy, Conflict, and National Values: Allo’ Allo’, the BBC, and Britain’s Relationship with Europe”

14:30 – 15:00
Closing Remarks


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