Media Resources

Media Research

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Look Back. Look Forward.

Today we tend to think of the internet and social media dominating the conversation; however, more than a hundred years of film and fifty years of U.S. television broadcasting is available for meaningful historical and scholarly investigations of culture, mass consumption, gender, social and political change, literature, and the technical aspects of actually making a film.

And before video, in the early years of the 1800s, people set out to capture their world on a permanent material they called photographs. Today scholars research the photograph and its history as art, language, and technology to understand the intersections of memory, imagination, and meaning.