Call for Papers: IAMHIST Blog – ‘A Day at the Archives…’ series

Call for Papers IAMHIST Blog PDF

The IAMHIST Blog is place for analysing film, radio and television history in a discursive context, and offers scholars working within these areas a space to disseminate their findings, knowledge and research.

A new series for the Blog, entitled ‘A Day at the Archives…’, aims to discuss different researcher’s experiences (from PhD student to Professor) of using a variety of archives and/or museums from around the world, particularly those which may help to contribute to and inform our knowledge of film, radio and television history, and thus work to advertise and highlight useful avenues for historical and empirical research for other scholars working within these areas.

If you would be interested in writing a piece for this series, which is intended to run indefinitely, then please email the IAMHIST Blog Editor, Llewella Chapman, with your suggestions and ideas:

llewella . chapman @ gmail . com

It should be noted that researchers are also very welcome to write about their own research projects for the IAMHIST Blog (separate from this series), and if you are interested in writing a more general piece for the Blog then please let Llewella know.

Please refer to the ‘IAMHIST Blog Guidelines’, which can be found [here] if you wish to contribute a piece for the Blog. For this specific series, the title of your piece for the Blog should be ‘A Day at the Archives/Museum… Name of archive/museum, location’. An example of this would be:

‘A Day at the Archives… The National Archives, Kew (UK)’

Tobias Hochscherf and Roel Vande Winkel have recently published what is hoped to be the first piece as part of this series, which can be viewed here: [link].

N.B. Offering to write a piece for this series works on a first-come-first-serve basis. If the archive/museum which you wish to write about has already been suggested by another scholar, then you will be offered the opportunity to write about another archive/museum of your choice (which hasn’t already been claimed).

CALL FOR PAPERS:  Popular Culture / American Culture Association Conference 

The area invites papers and presentations on all aspects of radio and audio media, including but not limited to: radio history; radio programs and programming (music, drama, talk, news, sports, college, religious, ethnic, public affairs, features, interviews, community, low-power, pirate, etc.), new audio media (podcasting, internet radio, streaming audio, etc.); radio literature studies; media representations of radio and audio media; rhetorical research; legal and regulatory policy; economics of radio and audio media; and radio and audio media technology. U.S., international, or comparative works are welcome. Papers or presentations should be planned for no more that fifteen minutes. We encourage you to emphasize audience involvement and elicit stimulating questions and discussions. Media presentations are especially welcomed. We also invite inquires about possible papers or proposals for sessions.
Submit your paper or presentation proposal to
The proposal will include an abstract of 50 words and paper or presentation title, institutional affiliation, and email address.
The absolute deadline for submissions is October 1, 2017. Inquiries to the area chair about possible papers or proposals for sessions are also welcomed.
There will be a strict limitation of one presentation per person for this conference. All presenters must register for the convention and be a member of either PCA or the ACA. Pre-registration for the meeting is required in order for participants to have their names listed in the conference program.
If your paper is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter, registration information, the information you’ll need to join the PCA/ACA, and the room reservation information. For more information on the PCA/ACA, please visit
Address inquiries to:
Matthew Killmeier, PCAACA Radio and Audio Media Area Chair, Dept. of Communication & Theatre, Auburn University at Montgomery, (334) 244-3950,

Call for Papers: Revolution Through Music and Film Symposium

Proposals are invited for a two-day symposium at Edge Hill University on 8th-9th November 2017

The 1917 ‘October’ Revolution in Russia precipitated a wave of revolutions. Disillusionment with prevailing political, social and artistic structures in the aftermath of the First World War and the wake of these Revolutions led to a redefinition of musical, artistic and moving image forms in service to new utopian ideals sweeping throughout Europe. This was manifest in the compositional and theosophical experiments of composers such as Alexander Scriabin and the political underpinnings of art movements such as Constructivism . Cinema, arguably still in its infancy, was to become one of the preeminent tools of propaganda in service to the utopian ideals of the newly established Soviet state, with filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov creating radically inventive films. The legacy of these revolutions and their intimate connection to music, art and film can still be felt to today.

To mark the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Edge Hill University would like to invite a call for papers on any aspect of film and music that interrogates the relationship between film, music and the Russian Revolution and the legacy that it engendered.

Areas of interest might include by are not limited to:

  • Film Music and Revolution
  • Film and Revolution
  • Animation and Revolution
  • Interdisciplinary practice and Revolution
  • Music/film and technical revolution
  • Film/music as propaganda
  • Film/music as resistance
  • Early Film and revolution
  • Constructivist Music and Revolution
  • The spiritual and revolution
  • Transcendence and film/music

Edge Hill University will welcome Edward Artemiev, Russian pioneer of electronic music and longtime collaborator of filmmaker Andrew Tarkovsky, and internationally acclaimed Russian composer Yuri Kasparov for a roundtable discussion.

There will also be a series of film screenings and a concert of contemporary Russian music featuring chamber works by Yuri Kasparov and electronic works by Edward Artemiev, in addition to compositions by Russian composers of the last 100 years such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Galina Ustvolskaya and Edison Denisov.

Speakers are invited to submit a 250 word abstract for a twenty-minute conference paper and short biography to both Dr. Aimee Mollaghan ( and Prof. Steve Davismoon (

The deadline for proposals is 6th October 2017. The performances, screenings and symposium are all free to attend but will be ticketed.

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