The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research

The C-SPAN Archives houses the online C-SPAN Video Library, which has recorded all of C-SPAN’s television content since 1987. Extensive indexing, captioning, and other enhanced online features provide an unparalleled chronological and internally cross-referenced record for deeper study. The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research series presents the finest interdisciplinary research utilizing tools of the C-SPAN Video Library. Developed in partnership with the Center for C-SPAN Scholarship & Engagement (CCSE) in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and with support from the C-SPAN Education Foundation, this series is guided by the ideal that all experimental outcomes, including those from our American experiment, can be best improved by directed study driving richer engagement and better understanding.

In the summer of 2024, the CCSE will offer a graduate student focused institute to learn techniques to analyze video, audio, and text from the C-SPAN Video Library. Under the direction of Professor Bryce Dietrich and Robert X. Browning, this one-week seminar will provided daily sessions on video, audio, and text analysis and enable students to get hands-on experience with video and text datasets. Students will present their findings at the end of the week.

Housing and meals are provided. Students need to provide their own transportation. Applications are due by February 1, 2024 with selections by March 15, 2024. See https://cla.purdue.edu/communication/ccse/video-research-institute/ for more details. It is open to all graduate students in all social science fields.

To apply submit an application https://cla.purdue.edu/communication/ccse/video-research-institute/ with a 300-word essay and how this institute will assist your graduate school research, including what you are interesting in researching. Be sure to include the name of your graduate advisor. Attach a resume.

Series Editor: Robert X. Browning, Faculty Director, Center for C-SPAN Scholarship & Engagement, Purdue University and executive director of the C-SPAN Archives.

Volume 9 (2023): Power and Politics in the Media: The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research, Volume 9

Volume 8 (2022): Political Rhetoric and the Media: The Year in C-SPAN Research, Volume 8

Volume 7 (2021): Democracy and the Media: The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research, Volume 7

Volume 6 (2020): The Evolution of Political Rhetoric: The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research

Volume 5 (2020): President Trump’s First Term: The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research, Volume 5

Volume 4 (2018): The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research: Volume 4

Volume 3 (2016): Advances in Research Using the C-SPAN Archives

Volume 2 (2015): Exploring the C-SPAN Archives: Advancing the Research Agenda

Volume 1 (2014): The C-SPAN Archives: An Interdisciplinary Resource for Discovery, Learning, and Engagement