Book for Review Summer 2022

IAMHIST received copies of the following books and is looking for reviewers (Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television). If you are interested, please send a message (mentioning the full title of the book and your postal address) to Ciara Chambers (  It would help if you could tell us a bit about your own research and expertise and/or why you are interested in reviewing this title. Please also note that some books may still be available from previous lists.

Allen, Julie K. Screening Europe in Australasia. University of Exeter Press, 2022.
Austin, Sara. Monstrous Youth: Transgressing the Boundaries of Childhood in the United States. Ohio State University Press, 2022.
Bartlett, Robert. The Middle Ages and the Movies: Eight Key Films. Reaktion Books, 2022.
Berg, Anne. On Screen and Off: Cinema and the Making of Nazi Hamburg. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022.
Byrne, Katherine. Diagnosing History: Medicine in Television Period Drama. Manchester University Press, 2022.
Carroll, William. Suzuki Seijun and Postwar Japanese Cinema. Columbia University Press, 2022.
Doane, Mary Ann. Bigger Than Life: The Close-Up and Scale in the Cinema. Duke University Press, 2021.
Friedman, Jonathan C. Haunted Laughter: Representations of Adolf Hitler, the Third Reich, and the Holocaust in Comedic Film and Television. Lexington Books, 2022.
Godmilow, Jill. Kill the Documentary: A Letter to Filmmakers, Students and Scholars. Columbia University Press, 2022.
Hoyt, Eric. Ink-Stained Hollywood: The Triumph of American Cinema’s Trade Press. University of California Press, 2022.
Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen. Sustainable Legacy of Agnès Varda. Bloomsbury, 2022.
McNally, Karen. American Television During a Television Presidency. Wayne State University Press, 2022.
Melnick, Ross. Hollywood’s Embassies: How Movie Theatres Projected American Power Around the World. Columbia University Press, 2021.
Michael, Berry. Jia Zhangke on Jia Zhangke. Duke University Press, 2022.
Page, Allison. Media and the Affective Life of Slavery. University of Minnesota Press, 2022.
Petersen, Jennifer A. How Machines Came to Speak: Media Technologies and Freedom of Speech. Duke University Press, 2022.
Shaw, Anthony, and Giora Goodman. Hollywood and Israel: A History. Columbia University Press, 2022.
Slotten, Hugh Richard. Beyond Sputnik and the Space Race: The Origins of Global Satellite Communications. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022.
Slugan, Mario, and Daniel Biltereyst. New Perspectives on Early Cinema History. Bloomsbury, 2022.
Stokes, Melvyn. Cinema Memories: A People’s History of Cinema-Going in 1960s Britain. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022.
Weber, Anne-Katrin. Television Before TV: New Media and Exhibition Culture in Europe and the USA, 1928-1939. Amsterdam University Press, 2022.
Wegenstein, Bernadette, and Lauren Benjamin Mushro, eds. Radical Equalities and Global Feminist Filmmaking. Vernon Press, 2022.
White, Luke. Fighting Without Fighting: Kung Fu Cinema’s Journey to the West. Reaktion Books, 2022.


IAMHIST Conference 2022: Final Programme

XXIX IAMHIST Conference ‘Conflict Resolution and the Media’

University of Applied Sciences, Kiel, Germany

12 – 14 July, 2022

A PDF of the conference programme can be downloaded here: Programm_ConflictResulutionAndTheMedia_220620_05_Screen

The conference organisers, Tobias Hochscherf (IAMHIST Vice President), Esra Özdemir and Lucy Prange look forward to welcoming you to Kiel! 


A Film Scholarship without Films? Reimagining the History of Israeli Cinema Culture through the Archive

The International Association for Media and History (IAMHIST) & The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University

 July 5-6, 2022


All sessions take place at the Mexico Building, Room 206A (with live streaming via Zoom)

Event is free to attend

Registration link:

Programme PDF:

Film Scholarship without Films Programme


Tuesday 5 July 

09:00-09:30: Registration

09:30-10:30: Greetings and Opening Lecture

Eran Neuman, Dean of the Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University

Ohad Landesman, Interim Head of Cinema Studies Track, The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University

Dan Chyutin and Yael Mazor, Conference Organizers, Tel Aviv University: “If you build it, they will come”: Notes Towards a Future History of Israeli Cinema

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:15 Panel A: Reimagining the Archive and Alternate Film Histories (Chair: Ohad Landesman, Tel Aviv University)

Dan Chyutin: ‘From Israeli Film to Israeli Film Culture: Reimagining the 1950s’

Boaz Hagin, Tel Aviv University: ‘The Living Desert: Reimagining and Film Discourse in Israel before the 1970s’

Olga Gershenson, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: ‘New Israeli Horror: Film History Without Films’

12:15-12:30: Coffee Break

12:30-14:00 Panel B: Transnational Connections and Cultural Diplomacy (Chair: Yael Mazor, Tel Aviv University)

Giora Goodman, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee: ‘Israeli Films and Israeli Cultural Diplomacy, 1948-1967’

Naomi Rolef, independent scholar: ‘The Twists and Turns of German Influence in Early Israeli Cinema: An Archival Journey’

Hilla Lavie, Hebrew University: ‘”An Authentic and Optimistic Israeli Story”: West German Television Imagines Israel after the Six Day War (1967)’

14:00-15:15 Lunch Break

15:15-16:45 Panel C: Beyond Textual Analysis: Production and Reception (Chair: Dan Chyutin, Tel Aviv University)

Rachel S. Harris, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign: ‘Eldorado: Israel’s First Film Noir’

Elad Wexler, Ethiopian Jewry Heritage Center: ‘The Way to Hole in the Moon (1965): How Early Drafts of the Script Lead to a New and Deeper Understanding of the Film’

Iddo Better Pocker and Orit Rozin, Tel Aviv University: ‘Operation Thunderbolt Between Cinematic Blockbuster and National Propaganda’

16:45-17.15 Coffee Break

17.15-18.30 Panel D: Creative Biographies (Chair: Pablo Utin, Tel Aviv University)

Israela Shaer-Meoded, Tel Aviv University: ‘Witnessing Beyond Borders: On Edna Politi’s Cinematic Testimony of Palestinian Life During the Yom Kippur War (1973)’

David Shalit, independent scholar: ‘Print My Legend: The Americanization of Menachem Golan’

18.30-19.00 Coffee Break and Light Refreshments

 19:00-20.00 Event: Artist Talk

A conversation with filmmaker Amos Gitai on the stakes of personal archiving

Wednesday 6 July

09:30-11:00 Panel E: The Limits of Israeli Film Culture (Chair: Ori Levin, Tel Aviv University)

Jonathan Yovel, University of Haifa: ‘The Subversive and the Repulsive: a Sociolegal History of the Aesthetics of Censorship over Films in Israel’

Ori Yaakobovich, Tel Aviv University: ‘Anatomy of Censorship: Censorship of Foreign Cinematic Sexuality by the Israeli Hegemony’

Rotem Yifat, independent scholar: ‘Making Film History through Legislation: The Case of the Israel Film Fund’

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:30 Archivist Roundtable

Deborah Steinmetz, Director, Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive

Omri Horesh, Director, Tel Aviv Cinematheque Film Library

Uri Kolodney, Film and Video and Hebrew, Jewish, and Israel Studies Liaison Librarian, University of Texas Libraries

Marat Parkhomovsky, Co-Creator, Israeli Cinema Testimonial Database

Noa Ben Ya’akov, Archivist, Yad Tabenkin Research and Documentation Center of the Kibbutz Movement

Hila Abraham, Digital Archive Program Director, Jerusalem Cinematheque-Israel Film Archive

13:30-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-16:00 Film History and Digital Humanities: Methodological Workshop 1

Christian Olesen, University of Amsterdam: ‘Rethinking New Cinema History Methods with Jean Desmet’s Digitized Business Archive: Textual and Visual Approaches’

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-17:45 Film History and Digital Humanities: Methodological Workshop 2

Sarah-Mai Dang, Philipps-Universität Marburg: ‘Visualizing Research: Reflecting Data-based Methods in Digital Film History’

17:45-18:15 Coffee Break

18:15-19:45 Keynote Lecture

Eric Hoyt, Professor of Media Production and Associate Professor of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison: ‘Global Movie Magazines, Hollywood Pressbooks, and the Data of Media History’

Respondent: Yael Netzer, University of Haifa

Conference Organizers: Dan Chyutin and Yael Mazor | Conference Producer: Alon Judkovsky

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