Broadcasting in the 1930s: new media in a time of crisis
deadline: 1 March 2010
Part of the conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the Wisconsin Centre for Theatre and Film Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
July 6th – 9th, 2010
Broadcasting history has become an increasingly established field, and there is by now a considerable body of international work that takes the programming, policies and audiences of the 1930s as its focus - a decade that is often represented as the 'golden age' of radio, and that saw the beginnings of broadcast television. This media history is part of a tumultuous decade that saw great cultural changes, social and political cleavages, economic crisis and the onset of war.