Media Monitoring of the Past

Beyond Borders

Connecting Historical Newspapers and Radio

We are thrilled to announce that our proposal impresso - Media Monitoring of the Past II. Beyond Borders: Connecting Historical Newspapers and Radio” will be funded.

Starting in 2023, we will build a Western European corpus, integrate newspaper and radio sources, and enable data-driven transnational historical research.
We thank the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for their trust and await formal approval by the Luxembourgish Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR).
We are excited and honoured to collaborate with a range of old and new partners.

Project Applicants

Digital Humanities Laboratory, EPFL (Maud Ehrmann);
Department of Computational Linguistics, Zurich University (Simon Clematide);
History Department, Lausanne University (Raphaëlle Ruppen Coutaz)
Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, Luxembourg University (Marten Düring)

Project Associated Partners

National or state libraries (holding digitised newspaper collections)

National Library of Switzerland (Bibliothèque Nationale Suisse, BN)
National Library of Luxembourg (Bibliothèque Nationale du Luxembourg, BNL)
Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, ONB)
Berlin State Library (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, SBB)
The British Library (BL)
French National Library (Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF)
Hamburg State and University Library (Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg, HUB)
Royal Library of Belgium (Bibliothèque royale de Belgique/Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België, KBR)
Royal Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB)

Audiovisual heritage institutions and archives (holding digitised radio collections)

Radio Television Suisse (French speaking part of the Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft, RTS)
Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (Österreichischer Rundfunk, ORF)
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
French National Audiovisual Institute (Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, INA)
Netherlands Institute for Sounds and Vision (Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid, NISV)


Le Temps
Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Research Networks

Entangled Media Histories Research Network for European media historians (EMHIS)
Memoriav, the Swiss network for audiovisual cultural heritage preservation