Media History

The oldest internetsite dedicated to media history is Media History Project. The site has lost its experimental vitality of the nineteen nineties, but a new period seems to be breaking through due to the efforts to bring together large amounts of digital media sources.

There are several outstanding scientific journal about media history. A general one is Media History. Of course there is our own Dutch, but increasingly international Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis/Journal for Media History. In 1989 I was one of the founding fathers of this journal.

As a researcher I’am most active in history of press, journalism and broadcasting. In 2019 the first edition in a series of books about history of media platforms will be published. This edition is about four centuries of Dutch Newspapers. In november 2019 will follow a book about 100 years of Dutch radio; in 2021 a third book is ready about television history. Other editions will follow.