Call for Papers: IAMHIST Masterclass 2018

The International Association for Media and History and National World War II Museum, New Orleans

IAMHIST Master Class on Media and History


One day symposium: “Winning Peace: Reconstruction and Democratization after WWII

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Friday, 12 January 2018

Location: National World War II Museum (New Orleans, LS)


Are you a graduate or doctoral student, post-doc, 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 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. But as this is a pre-conference event for a one-day symposium on “Winning Peace: Reconstruction and Democratization after WWII 12 January 2018, proposals in this field are especially welcomed.

Participants are expected to give a short introduction to their project and to prepare some central questions for discussion. Senior members of IAMHIST will engage with your project and discuss sources and strategies for developing it further. Maximum 10 proposals will be accepted.

The day is designed to be a small-scale networking event for emerging scholars and media professionals and an opportunity to engage with leaders in the field in a less formal setting than an academic conference. There is no charge for attendance and lunch and an evening cocktail are included. Participants are expected to  attend both the master class and the one-day conference.

To apply for this event, send a 300 word proposal of your project and one paragraph bio to IAMHIST board member Leen Engelen (leen. engelen @

IAMHIST has a small number of stipends available to contribute towards the cost of attending for those accepted to deliver papers at the IAMHIST Masterclass without institutional support. Please contact Leen Engelen for further details.

To find out more about the International Association for Media and History or to become a member, visit the website at or join us on Facebook.


Call for Papers: Feminist Media Histories


We invite proposals for a special issue of Feminist Media Histories on Asian Media. This issue probes the contested sites of practicing and theorizing feminist media in Asia. We encourage proposals that interrogate the concepts of “feminism,” “media” and “Asia” as interconnected historical categories that contribute to each other’s formation and reconfiguration.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Female film and media practitioners working within and across Asia’s geopolitical borders in different eras
    Histories of feminist media works, ranging from film, television, video to internet media culture, social media, activist media; commercial, independent and the spectrum in between Female film and media historians and critics in the Asian context
    Gender in intersection with race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, national and transnational politics in varied media contexts
    Gender-conscious re-readings of female representation and performance in film and media works

Interested contributors should contact guest editor Yiman Wang directly at:

Proposals of 300 words are due no later than October 1, 2017. Contributors will be notified Oct 15, 2017. Article drafts will be due by Feb 1, 2018 and will then be sent out for anonymous peer review.

Call for Papers: Women in the work of Woody Allen

York St John University, York, UK

Saturday 13th January 2018

Deadline for proposals: September 29 2017

As part of a prospective edited volume, this one-day conference will explore the role and representation of women in the work of Woody Allen including his films, his plays, written work and his recent Amazon TV serial. It is our intention to bring together researchers to consider how women are represented in the work of Woody Allen, to consider the notion of the male perspective on writing women, and to explore the various approaches to relationships with and between women.

The subject of women and their relationships is a regular motif in Allen’s work. He has pointed out too that, ‘it became fun for me to write from the female point of view […] it was fresh’ (Allen qtd in Lahr, 1996:156). From mothers and daughters in Interiors (1978) and sisters in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) to wives, best friends, girlfriends, mothers, hookers, evil queens and the Devil’s mistress, some of the most influential and commanding actresses of stage and screen have worked alongside Allen from Diane Keaton and Mia Farrow to Muriel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Diane West, Madonna, Scarlett Johansson, Christina Ricci, Kate Blanchett, Emma Stone, and so, very many others.

Potential topics include, but are certainly not limited to:


  • Mothers and siblings
  • Person types
  • Feminism
  • Men writing women
  • Relationships between men and women
  • Relationships between women and women
  • Themes of gender and sexuality
  • Recurring actresses
  • Jewishness
  • Intersectionality
  • (Auto)biography
  • Collaboration
  • Women and industry
  • Industrial perspectives on writing and filmmaking

Proposal abstracts should be approximately 300 words and be accompanied by a 150-word author biography. All submissions must be in English and included as a single Microsoft Word or PDF attachment.


Please submit all abstracts and any questions to our conference organiser at the following email address:<>




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