In 2021 IAMHIST will be organising a series of online media history seminars. These seminars are informal online events enabling early career as well as advanced scholars to share and discuss their research and expertise. The seminars will take place via Zoom and after registration are open to all free of charge. Links to register for individual seminars will be circulated a month prior to the event date via Eventbrite. Please follow IAMHIST on Twitter, Facebook and/or join our mailing list to receive regular updates and registration links for these events.
Media Histories of World War I
24 March 2020, 17.00-19.00 CET
Hosted by Brett Bowles and Leen Engelen
Three speakers will be discussing the use of mass media during the war. They will focus on cinema, music and lantern slides respectively.
Emma Hanna – Sounds of War: Music in the British Armed Forces During the Great War.
Dr Emma Hanna is a Lecturer in the School of History, University of Kent. She is the author of The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britain (Edinburgh University Press, 2009) and Sounds of War: Music in the British Armed Forces During the Great War (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and a Co-Investigator on two major research projects: Gateways to the First World War (AHRC, 2014-2019) and Reflections on the Centenary of the First World War: Learning & Legacies for the Future (AHRC, 2017-2020).
Veronica Johnson – “Making films in World War One: the Irish experience”
Veronica Johnson teaches film studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her research centres on early and silent cinema with a focus on The Film Company of Ireland (1916-1920)
Jason Bate – “Rebuilding ex-servicemen with the lantern: the Royal Society of Medicine and the Pensions Ministry, 1914-1919”
Jason Bate is a lecturer in the practices and histories of photography at Falmouth University, UK. His current research explores photographic and lantern practices of the First World War, focusing in particular on the significance that photographers’ interactions with other media and technologies had on the production of ways of recovering from the war. He has published in titles including Visual Culture of Britain, History and Technology, Social History of Medicine, and Science Museum Group Journal.
Media in World War II
April 19, 16.30-18.00 CET
Hosted by Tobias Hochscherf and Roel Vande Winkel
July 2021, date and time TBC
Hosted by Llewella Chapman
Confirmed speakers: Maryse Elliott (Amsterdam University Press), Rebecca Barden (Bloomsbury) and Matthew Frost (Manchester University Press).
IAMHIST Master class on Media and History
September 2021, date and time TBC
Hosted by Tobias Hochscherf and Katharina Niemeyer
Make Film History: Opening up the Archives to Young Filmmakers
October 2021, date and time TBC
Hosted by Ciara Chambers
Dressing the Media: Materials and Methods for Studying Screen Costume
15 October 2021, 13.00-16.00 CET
Hosted by Melanie Bell and Llewella Chapman
Costume, fashion, design, history, archives, gender, feminist media histories, film, television, on-screen media
Confirmed speakers: Professor Sarah Street (University of Bristol), Dr Elizabeth Castaldo Lundèn (Stockholm University), Dr Helen Warner (University of East Anglia) and Vicky Haddock (Costume Curator and Collections Care, Zenzie Tinker Textile Conservation).