CFP: Master Class on Media and History & One Day Symposium (new deadline!)

The International Association for Media and History and the Faculty of Media and Journalism, Volda University College, Norway calls for participation in IAMHIST Master Class on Media and History and one day symposium: Visuals in Protest, Terror, Conflict and War.

Thursday, 13 January 2022 (master class)

Friday, 14 January 2022 (symposium)

Location: Volda University College, Norway


Are you a graduate or doctoral student, post-doctoral researcher, or young professional currently working on a project in which you engage issues concerning historical film, radio or television or issues in media history? Are you interested in presenting your project to a small group of experts and peers? Then this master-class of the International Association for Media and History (IAMHIST) may be just what you are looking for. The master class deliberately has a broad scope, including any research in the field of media and history. As this is a pre-conference event for a one-day symposium on ‘visuals in conflict, protest, terror and war’, presentations on this area are particularly welcome.

Participants are expected to give a short introduction to their project and to prepare some central questions for discussion. The group including participants as well as senior members of IAMHIST will engage with your project and discuss sources and strategies for developing it further.

The day is designed to be a small-scale networking event for emerging scholars and media professionals and an opportunity to engage with peers and  leaders in the field in a less formal setting than an academic conference. There is no charge for attendance and lunch is included. Participants are expected to attend both the master class and the one-day conference (see IAMHIST One Day Symposium 2022 |).

To apply for this event, please send a 300-word proposal of your project and a one paragraph biography to IAMHIST President Leen Engelen ( Extended deadline is 7 November 2021.

Travel stipends of max. 175 Euros are available for participants without institutional funding. Please indicate in your application whether you’d like to apply for this. The stipend is only transferrable via Paypal.

To find out more about IAMHIST or to become a member, visit the website at or join us on Facebook/follow us on Twitter.

IAMHIST One Day Symposium 2022

Visuals in Protest, Terror, Conflict and War

Friday, 14 January 2022

Location: Volda University College, Norway

Speakers include:

Erik Poppe, Norwegian photographer and Film Producer, Producer of the film Utøya 22. Juli

Anne Gjelsvik, Professor at Faculty of Art and Media Studies, NTNU, author of Cinema Between Media, and leader of the research project “Face of Terror: Understanding Terrorism from the Perspective of Critical Media Aesthetic”.)

Thomas Seltzer, Norwegian Musician, NRK Talk Show host and Program leader of the Television Documentary series UXA – Thomas Seltzer’s America – on NRK 2020.

Kathrin Fahlenbrack, Professor and director of the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Hamburg University. Author of Audiovisual Metaphors. Embodied and Affective Aesthetics in Film and Television. Board member of the Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image (SCSMI).

Hans Fredrik Dahl, Professor emeritus, Oslo University, Author of The History of the Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) and the biography of Vidkun Quisling: Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Bjørn Sørenssen, Professor emeritus, Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU, Trondheim. His main research interest is in documentary film history and theory, general film and television history and the development of digital media. He has published books on documentary film and film history in Norwegian and extensively in international journals and anthologies.

Alessandra Luciano, Deputy director of the Centre National de l’audiovisuel (CNA) in Luxemburg, former lead film archivist and collection manager in the CNA moving image archive and Digital Curator with responsibilities for preservation and access strategies. She is a member of the EUscreen Foundation board.

Øivind Hanche, Film Librarian, The Norwegian National Library.

Jan Erik Holst, Former director of the Norwegian Film Institute, Oslo

Attending this conference is free, however registration is necessary. Pleas register here. Early career researchers or professionals attending this symposium are invited to take part in the annual IAMHIST master class on media and history, taking place at Volda University College, Norway, Thursday, 13 January 2022.

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