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Historia y Estructura de la Comunicación y del Entretenimiento (HECOEN)

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Scientic Supervisor / Contact Person

Name and Surname
María Antonia Paz Rebollo

Localization & Research Area

Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Media & Communication Science
Periodismo y Comunicación Global
Research Area
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

MSCA & ERC experience

Research group / research team hosted any MSCA fellow?
Research group / research team have any ERC beneficiaries?

Research Team & Research Topic

Research Team / Research Group Name (if any)
Historia y Estructura de la Comunicación y del Entretenimiento (HECOEN)
Website of the Research team / Research Group / Department
Brief description of the Research Team / Research Group / Department
It is a consolidated group created in 2004 that assembles senior and junior researchers (research scholars and PhD students).

The central axis of our research work revolves around the History of Communication, focusing on audiovisual media (films and television) and the History of Entertainment in Spain. This work has been supported by several research grants awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. It also holds the Jean Monnet Chair The European Audiovisual Heritage in times of Transformation: Access and Dissemination (621102-EPP-1-2020-1-ES-EPPJMO-CHAIR.)

Since 2011 HECOEN develops television studies. Under several research grants it has researched the history of Spanish Television programs and programming since the birth of TVE (1956) until the current days

A recently undertaken research line addresses the analysis of Hate Speech, its depiction on Legacy Media and Digital Media (including videogames) as well as its circulation on Social Media.

HECOEN also develops other secondary lines of work. One of them (directed by Loreto Corredoira) analyses European policies and Law on Audiovisuals, Information Access and Copyright. Other streams of research address
Social Media, Scholarly Communication and the social and intellectual structure of Communication Studies

During the 2015-2016 academic year, the group hosted Fernando Ramos Arenas, professor and researcher at the University of Leipzig, during his stay at the UCM under a Marie Sk
Research lines / projects proposed
Television studies, study of programmes and programming of public or commercial networks from 1990 to the present in any European country. The aim is to establish comparisons and synergies with the Spanish case, from the perspective of cultural studies or television studies.

The candidate will be involved in the current research interests of the group: TV studies, audiovisual heritage and European policies and Law on Audiovisuals, Information Access and Copyright. And . He/she can tackle any genre (news, fiction series, talk shows, reality shows, etc.), as well as cross-cutting issues: hearings, legal regulations, identities, representation of diversity, ethnicities, etc. An intermediate level of Spanish and English is required.

For more information, please contact María Antonia Paz, professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, director of the History and Structure of Communication and Entertainment group, e-mail:

Application requirements

Professional Experience & Documents
The most important activities for candidate training will be related to the interviews and collaborations with the members of the research group History and Structure of Communication and Entertainment", and with the "RedTV" that integrates all research groups dedicated to the study of television in Spain, to the extent that they can be useful for their current occupations or immediate future.

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