AHTV: Exploring Research in Television

Digital Event | 9th February 2022


Passes for the fourth edition of AHTV supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council are now available.

AHTV is a programme of sessions, panels, speed meetings and round-table discussions designed to bring together academics working in the Arts and Humanities with Television professionals to foster relationships and improve understanding between the two.

AHTV 2022 will include insights from commissioners and programme makers on how academic research is incorporated into programming, plus the opportunity for you to meet and engage with leading academics with a wide range of specialisms through speed meetings, roundtables and our delegate directory.

Staff and students working in the arts and humanities at UK Universities or UKRI funded research institutions are eligible for a fully funded pass provided by the AHRC. Applications for these places should be submitted here by Friday 28th January. We cannot guarantee a pass to anyone who applies after this time.

Tickets are £30 + booking fee.

2022 Programme - Coming Soon

The full programme for the event will be announced soon and will include panels featuring commissioners and channel controllers, plus senior figures from production companies

We will also have an exclusive keynote session delivered by award-winning journalist, acclaimed author and broadcaster Sathnam Sanghera.

His first television documentary, The Massacre that Shook the Empire for Channel 4, examined The Amritsar Massacre of 1919. His recent two part series, Empire State of Mind, also for Channel 4, was inspired by Sathnam’s bestselling book, Empireland, and was widely praised by critics and audiences.

Sathnam’s first book, The Boy With The Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton, was adapted in to a drama for BBC2 . It featured BAFTA-nominated performances, won a Mipcom Diversify TV Excellence Award, was named Best TV Programme at the 2018 Asian Media Awards and Best Single Drama at the RTS Midlands Awards.

AHTV 2021 Sessions Included:

What our delegates say:

"I thoroughly enjoyed and valued the experience and felt privileged to be able to take part and learn so much.” - 2021 Delegate

"[AHTV provided] a real insight into the relationship between academia and TV and the calibre of the contributors was really impressive." - 2020 Delegate

“The sessions really gave me a clearer view of what TV producers are looking for. A special shout out would go to the live pitch session, which was really great!” - 2020 Delegate

"It's refreshing to be in a room full of open-minded academics, looking to take their work beyond academia." - 2020 Delegate

“I really enjoyed the commissioner and development panels - I found them genuinely inspiring and useful from an industry point of view.”  - 2019 Delegate

“The speed meetings [were] extremely valuable and [it was] enjoyable to speak with passionate and open people.” - 2019 Delegate

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