About Huub Wijfjes

Huub Wijfjes

For more then 30 years I’am involved in the media debate. Where most media are focused on today and tomorrow, I try to reflect on the same issues from a historical perspective. My publications try to build a bridge between the passband the present. My research and education for the universities of Groningen en Amsterdam come from the same historical interest.

I attended a high school in Dleft: Stanislas College After that I studied Geschiedenis at University of Leiden. After defending my PhD-thesis on radio censorship in the interwar years (Radio onder resctrictie, 1988) I worked at Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis in Amsterdam, the Postdoctorale Opleiding Journalistiek at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and the masteropleiding Journalistiek of Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Since september 2009 I’am professor in History of Radio and Televisie at UVA (Erik de Vries-leerstoel).

Next to my work I did a lot of things, such as guest professor at Free University of Brussels, Belgium research fellow of Koninklijke Bibliotheek at the NIAS. I’am also a member of the board of advisors of Foundation Groningen Audiovisual Archive and chairman of Foundation Media History, the publisher of Journal for Media History.

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