Dr. Anne-Katrin Weber is a historian of television with a special interest in in non-institutional televisual uses and technologies. She is a lecturer at the Section d’histoire et esthétique du cinéma at the University of Lausanne, and was a Visiting Researcher at the C²DH until November 2019, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Her dissertation, which received the Dissertation Award from the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), analyses interwar television from a transnational perspective. Her new research project developed at the C²DH aims at writing the history of closed-circuit television (CCTV), from the 1940s to the 1970.
She co-directs the research project Au-delà du service public: pour une histoire élargie de la télévision en Suisse and is co-responsible for the public history project Le Syndic, la vache et le verre de blanc. Un siècle de Comptoir suisse à Lausanne, which will be launched in September 2019.
Her publications include La télévision du téléphonoscope à YouTube. Pour une archéologie de l’audiovision (with Mireille Berton, Antipodes, 2009) and an issue of View. Journal of European Television History and Culture titled « Archaeologies of Tele-Visions and -Realities » (with Andreas Fickers, 2015). She is on the editorial board of Transbordeur. Photographie, histoire, société.