CfP: IAMHIST Conference – Media and History Revisited

XXVI Conference of the International Association for Media and History

“Media and History Revisited”

Indiana University (Bloomington, IN, USA), 17-20 June 2015

Closing date for proposals (extended): before March 1, 2015

Confirmed Keynote-Speaker: Robert Rosenstone 

Papers are invited for the biennial IAMHIST (International Association of Media and History) Congress, to be held at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN, USA) on the theme of “Media and History Revisited.” We welcome paper proposals on film, radio, television, and new media of all eras and nationalities shedding new light on longstanding or recent media historical topics. Themes to explore might include (but are not limited to):

  • Production, Distribution, and Reception Histories
  • Censorship
  • Adaptation
  • Economics and marketing
  • Media and National Identity
  • Transnational collaboration and conflict
  • Media as political and social discourse
  • Genre-based inquiry
  • The emergence and impact of new technologies / special effects
  • Conservation and archiving
  • Representation

Proposals for papers should be sent to prof Brett Bowles (

Please include an abstract of no more than 300 words and a cover sheet with a brief biographical note, your institutional affiliation (where relevant) and your contact details (including your email address).

We welcome proposals either for individual papers or full panels of 3-4 papers. We anticipate sessions of 90 minutes (20 minutes per paper plus 30 minutes of questions / discussion).

Closing date for proposals:  1 March 2015

You will be notified of the acceptance of your paper by 20 March 2015.

It is expected that the conference fee will be approximately $150. Day rates and reduced rates for postgraduate students will be available. All participants are expected to be IAMHIST members. Membership includes several benefits, including a subscription to the Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television. Details about IAMHIST membership can be found on the website.

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