Judith Keilbach is Assistant Professor of Television Studies in the Media and Culture Studies Department of Utrecht University (The Netherlands). She received her Ph.D. in Film Studies from the Freie Universität Berlin.

She is the author of Geschichtsbilder und Zeitzeugen (historical images and witnesses) and co‐editor of Grundlagentexte zur Fernsehwissenschaft, Die Gegenwart der Vergangeheit and Fasten Your Seatbelt!

Her research interests include the transformation of television, television history and theory, the relation of media technology and historiography, archives, animals, aerial images and media events.
Her current research project focuses on transnational media events in television history.

In spring 2013 she was a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
For her research project ‘Televising the Eichmann trial” she was awarded a Leibniz Summer Fellowship from the Center for Contemporary History / Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam (September/October 2013), a NIAS fellowship from the Netherlands Institute For Advanced Study (September 2014 – January 2015) and a senior fellowship from the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute (April – August 2016).

She is member of the steering committee of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS)

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