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Performing and mediating science on television

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This year, in a string of linked papers provoked by my work on the early history of Horizon, I have been exploring questions relating to the human mediation of science on screen. In this presentation featuring a selection of clips from 1950s and 1960s television, including Horizon and Eye on Research, I ask who speaks on behalf of science, what kinds of people they are, and what kind of performance it is when they talk of science. Here I draw on literature in media studies as well as primary documents from the BBC Archives. (See Boon, T, ’”The televising of science is a process of television”: establishing Horizon, 1962–1967’, The British Journal for the History of Science, FirstView (2014), 1–35 )

This talk is part of the Twentieth Century Think Tank series.

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