About The Project

The TRE consortium brings together researchers from media and cultural studies in four different countries and integrates associated partners from seven leading European institutions of radio broadcasting and archiving. The six work packages are structured according to the following crosscutting themes:

  • Infrastructures & Public Spheres, investigating how radio infrastructures help structure public and counter-public spheres.
  • Aesthetics & Territoriality, investigating the intersections between auditory expression and feelings of belonging evoked by radio.
  • Archive & Cultural Memory, investigating how and where transnational encounters in and through radio have been archived and re-circulated, and how broadcasting archives have been used in transnational radio encounters.

The knowledge generated in TRE is disseminated through podcasts, CDs and radio broadcasts as well as through diverse written formats, workshops and an exhibition at Sound and Vision in Hilversum. TRE aims at establishing a new transnational agenda in radio research. Moving through and beyond national and comparative paradigms in order to investigate radio’s transnational structures and forms, TRE places radio research within contemporary discussions about migration, cultural identities, encounters and memories by generating new knowledge about the meaning of radio and listening in the age of globalisation and digitisation.