Dr Vana Goblot

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Position Lecturer
Email v.goblot (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Vana Goblot

I convene TV and After, a second year BA module and I have been teaching on Professor James Curran's Media, History and Politics module.  I have also been a seminar leader on various courses, including Professor Aeron Davis's Promotional Culture and The Structure of Critical Political Communications.  I have also run the MA Research Skills workshops.

I first joined Goldsmiths' Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies as a part-time MA Media and Communications student. Since completing my PhD in 2013, which, using the case study of BBC Four, examined issues of television quality, cultrual value and television archive in the digital, multiplatform age, I started applying my research interests more directly on teaching.

I taught BA Year 1 TV Broadcast: Industry and Context at the University of Brighton.

Since June 2015 alongside my teaching, I have been working as a Research Associate on A Future for Public Service Television: Content and Platforms in a Digital World. This is an independent public inquiry based at the Department of Media and Communications in Goldsmiths.  It is led by Professor Des Freedman and chaired by Lord Puttnam. It has been set up to consider the nature, purpose and place of public service television and how it can be most effectively nurtured taking into consideration a range of services, platforms and funding models.

Publications and research outputs

Edited Book

Freedman, Des (D. J.) and Goblot, Vana, eds. 2018. A Future for Public Service Television. London: Goldsmiths Press. ISBN 9781906897710


Goblot, Vana. 2022. Attitude, Alchemy, and Archive – Arena’s Arts Television and its Fight for Survival. ViewFinder(120), ISSN 2634-8179

Goblot, Vana. 2015. The Television Archive on BBC Four: From Preservation to Production. VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, 4(8), pp. 80-90.


Freedman, Des (D. J.) ; Tryhorn, Chris; Goblot, Vana; Born, Georgina; Loughrey, Pat; Chitty, Andrew; Griffee, Andrew; Watson, Neil; Clayton, Sue; Normington, David; Douglas, Omega and O’Neill, Onora. 2016. A Future for Public Service Television: Content and Platforms in a Digital World. Project Report.

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