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dr. B. Hagedoorn

Assistant Professor Media Studies
dr. B. Hagedoorn

dr. Berber Hagedoorn is Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen Research Centre for Media and Journalism Studies. Hagedoorn is specialised in Media and Cultural Studies, studying the representation of past events, participatory media, multi-platform storytelling, cultural memory and the re-use of archival footage, particularly for television, film and digital media. She is Vice-Chair of the ECREA Television Studies section, organizing cooperation for European research and education into television’s history and future as a multi-platform storytelling practice ( Her Digital Humanities experience includes (inter-)national projects on digitalized audio-visual heritage and cultural memory such as VideoActive and EUscreen, promoting the use of television content to explore Europe's rich and diverse cultural history ( In 2016-2017, she works as a Researcher in Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, studying audio-visual representations of historical news events in the context of DIVE+ and CLARIAH ( Hagedoorn pursued her academic education in Language and Culture Studies (BA) and Media Studies (Research MA/MPhil) at Utrecht University and was a visiting graduate student in Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Hagedoorn is a member of the European Television History Network (ETHN), Vereniging Geschiedenis, Beeld en Geluid (Association of History, Image and Sound) and Utrecht University's Centre for Television in Transition. Her dissertation project Doing History, Creating Memory: Representing the Past in Documentary and Archive-Based Television Programmes within a Multi-Platform Landscape explored how television's convergence with new media technologies has affected its role as a mediator of the past (English language press release: She has published in amongst others Media and Communication, Continuum, Studies in Documentary Film, Rundfunk und Geschichte, Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis (Journal of Media History) and VIEW. Hagedoorn is Vice-Chair and First Secretary of the Dr. Catharine van Tussenbroek Fund, supporting female research talent in Dutch academia by awarding travel grants for research abroad (

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