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European Historical Drama in the Digital Age - A One-Day Conference

  • Date and time: Tuesday 17 March 2015, 9.30am to 17:00
  • Location: Law and Management Building (LMB/002), University of York (Heslington East Campus)
  • Admission: Conference registration fee: £25 (students/postgrads: £20) Visit our online payment system to register:

Event details

The conference will address issues of production, representation, distribution and audience reception, focusing on key case-studies from Britain, Germany and Denmark. It will also address the question of how digitisation is changing the way historical dramas are produced, circulated and consumed. Our aim is to identify some of the emerging trends within this important area of research.

The event is being organised in partnership with the Researching European Film & Television Drama – PhD Workshop.


  • Andrew Higson (University of York), Heritage Films in Europe: The Transnational Production, Circulation and Reception of ‘National’ Heritage Drama
  • Ib Bondebjerg (University of Copenhagen), Collective Memory and National and European Identity: A Case Study of UK Historical TV Drama in Denmark
  • Paul Cooke (University of Leeds), Reconfiguring the National Community Transnationally: teamWorx, Television and the ‘Eventization’ of German History
  • David Forrest (University of Sheffield), Red Riding: Rewriting the Northern Imaginary
  • Gunhild Agger (Aalborg University), Traditions of Danish Historical Drama, Its Sources of Inspiration and Its Appeal
  • Kim Toft Hansen (Aalborg University), “High Quality Historical Drama”: The Danish Case of 1864
  • Q&A with Nick Wild and Alistair Maclean-Clark (360 Degrees Media) on producing historical drama



This event is financially supported by HERA, The Centre for Digital Heritage and the Department of Theatre Film and Television, University of York.

Andrew Higson (University of York); Ib Bondebjerg (University of Copenhagen); Paul Cooke (University of Leeds); David Forrest (University of Sheffield); Gunhild Agger (Aalborg University); Kim Toft Hansen (Aalborg University); Plus Q&A with Nick Wild and Alistair Maclean-Clark (360 Degrees Media) on producing historical drama.