Digital archives, e-books and narrative space

Revill, George; Hammond, Kim and Smith, Joe (2020). Digital archives, e-books and narrative space. Area, 52(2) pp. 291–297.



In this paper we are concerned with the capacity of digital media to enable publics to tell their own environmental stories using digital broadcast archives (DBAs). We consider how digital media afford different ways of telling stories in relation to digital media archives. Central to this discussion is our experience of writing e‐books as part of the AHRC‐funded project “Earth in Vision: BBC coverage of environmental change 1960–2010”. The e‐book format has been adopted in order to explore some of the possibilities for writing environmental history and politics using DBAs.

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