Dr Nick Hall

Personal profile

I am a research officer in the Department of Media Arts. I work on the ADAPT project which examines the historical development of British television broadcast production technology. 

My research specialisms include early postwar American television history and cinematography and British postwar television history. My research has been published in Television Aesthetics and Style (eds. Jason Jacobs and Steven Peacock, Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), A Companion to Robert Altman (ed. Adrian Danks, Wiley Blackwell, 2015), and in the journal Technology and Culture (2016).

A book based on my research into the history of the zoom lens in American film and television - The Zoom: Drama at the Touch of a Lever will be published by Rutgers University Press in 2018. For more information about this research, see my website at www.zoomlenshistory.org.uk.

As part of the ADAPT project, I am currently co-editing Hands On History, a collection of essays on practical and embodied histories of technology. The collection is due to be published in 2019 by Routledge.

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