This article zooms into the practice and historiographical implications of doing television history with women. Drawing primarily upon interviews with women having worked at Romanian television during communism, the article develops a conceptual understanding of ‘feminine voices’ as primary sources into television history. It situates these gendered historical sources within historiographical practices of accessing  neglected, marginalized or silenced areas in television history, in other words, the ‘blind spots’ in  the medium’s history.

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Keywords women, television under communism, television historiography, marginalized histories
Publisher Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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Note VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 7, No 13 (2018); 114-128
Mustata, Dana. (2018). ‘Failed Interviews’: Doing Television History with Women. VIEW Journal, 7(13), 114–128. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2018.jethc146