Welcome to AHTV 2023

Programme, Speakers + Captions

AHTV: Exploring Research in Television



Janina Ramirez is a 'Sunday Times' bestselling author, an Oxford lecturer, BBC broadcaster and researcher. She has presented and written over 30 hours of BBC history documentaries and series on TV and Radio, and written five books for children and adults, including 'Femina: A New History of the Middle Ages Through the Women Written Out of It.'

The fifth edition of AHTV will take place in London at Conway Hall on Tuesday 28th March 2023. This year's event will be a hybrid proposition with both in person and digital passes 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. The 2023 event will kick off with a keynote speech from historian, author and broadcaster Dr Janina Ramirez.

Other confirmed speakers include Benedetta Pinelli, Commissioning Editor, Sky Arts, Daniel Louw, Commissioning Editor, VP Non-Scripted UK Originals, Channel 5/ Paramount+ and Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan, presenter and historical consultant for A House Through Time and Professor of Design History & Theory, University of Portsmouth.

You can see the full programme below.


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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