200px-Historical_journal_of_film,_radio_and_television-2012,_no._2The association has its own peer-reviewed journal. Published four times a year, the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (HJFRT) is the leading international journal for media history. The journal examines the history of audio-visual media and its impact on political, social and cultural developments. The HJFRT also reviews books on related topics. The HJFRT is published by IAMHIST and Routledge. Further details about the journal (aims & scopes, editorial board, instructions for authors, abstracting & indexing) can be found here. The co-editors are Brett Bowles (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA), James Fenwick (University of Manchester, UK), Roel Vande Winkel (LUCA School of Arts / KU Leuven, Belgium), Agata Zborowska (KU Leuven, Belgium / University of Chicago, USA / University of Warsaw, Poland) and Veronica Johnson, book review editor (Maynooth University, Ireland).

The editorial board is supported by Amrita Biswas, editorial assistant (Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany).

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Book reviews:

The HJFRT takes pride in reviewing not only books published in English, but also to cover books published in foreign languages. If you wish to make a review, or if you have general questions concerning book reviews, you can contact Veronica Johnson (

Books for review should be sent to:

Veronica Johnson, Department of Media Studies, Iontas Building, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 NPY6, Ireland.

The journal’s co-editors are looking for people to write reviews of scholarly, biographical, or reference books published that examine any (historical) aspect of media (radio, film, television). Reviews are typically in the 500-1.000 word range. If you want to be included in the pool of potential book reviewers, please e-mail the following information to

  • Name:
  • Institutional affiliation:
  • E-mail address:
  • Languages you read:
  • Areas of interest and expertise:

For this last item, we are seeking information that will help us direct the books to the most appropriate reviewers. Please list anything that you think would be helpful.

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