IAMHIST Master Class Summer 2021

Monday 27 September 2021, 3pm-7pm CET

Online meeting (Zoom)

Are you a graduate or doctoral student, post-doctoral researcher, or early career 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.

Participants are expected to give a short introduction to their project and to prepare some central questions for discussion. IAMHIST Council members will engage with your project and discuss sources and strategies for developing it further.

The master class is a small-scale event that aims to offer emerging scholars and media professionals an opportunity to engage with leaders in the field in a less formal setting than an academic conference. The master class includes a seminar on academic publishing. There is no charge for attendance.

To apply for this event, send a 300-word proposal of your project and a short biography to Professor Katharina Niemeyer (niemeyer.katharina@uqam.ca) and Professor Tobias Hochscherf (tobias.hochscherf@fh-kiel.de). Deadline for proposals is 10 September 2021.

The Culbert Family Book Prize for Publications on Media History dealing with Propaganda, Mass Persuasion and Public Opinion


David H. Culbert (1943-2017) was a diligent media historian. More than anything else, his scholarly interest was the research on the history of propaganda, information policy and mass persuasion. He was John L. Loos Professor of History at Louisiana State University, an active IAMHIST Council member and editor of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television from 1992 to 2012.


The prize is awarded on behalf of the Culbert family for outstanding works looking at the history of ways in which media, public opinion, politics and diplomacy interact. It is awarded to monographs and anthologies on these topics that were published within the last four years in English. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2021. Please send a print copy only of the book to all three jury members listed below. The $2,000 prize will be awarded at the 2022 IAMHIST conference (scheduled to take place from 12-14 July 2022 in Kiel, Germany). The prize has been established by an endowment from Lubna Culbert. The first winner of the prize was Benjamin G. Martin with The Nazi-Fascist New Order for European Culture (Harvard University Press, 2016) in 2020.

Please send a print copy of the book to each of the jury members:

Tobias Hochscherf
Kiel University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Media
Grenzstr. 3
24149 Kiel, Germany

James Chapman
University of Leicester
School of Arts (History of Art and Film)
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

Leen Engelen
LUCA School of Arts / KU Leuven
Tiensevest 96, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

Please note that the prize committee’s decision is final.

Books for Review Summer 2021

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 (ciarachambers3@gmail.com).  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.

Aiello, Thomas. The Life and Times of Louis Lomax. Duke University Press, 2021.
Baptiste, Bala James. Race and Radio: Pioneering Black Broadcasting in New Orleans. University Press of Mississippi, 2019.
Baron, Jaimie. Reuse, Misuse, Abuse: The Ethics of Audiovisual Appropriation in the Digital Era. Rutgers University Press, 2020.

Downs, James. Anton Walbrook: A Life of Masks and Mirrors. Peter Lang, 2020.

Filippo, Maria San, editor. After Happily Ever After: Romantic Comedy in the Post-Romantic Age. Wayne State University Press, 2021.
Gonzalez, Vernadette Vicuña. Empire’s Mistress Starring Isabel Rosario Cooper. Duke University Press, 2021. Already assigned for review.
Hegnsvad, Kristoffer. Werner Herzog: Ecstatic Truth and Other Useless Conquests. Reaktion Books, 2021.
Jönsson, Mats, et al., editors. Thresholds: Interwar Lens Cultures 1919-1939. Verlaine Der Buchandlung Walther König, 2021.
Negra, Diane. Shadow of a Doubt. Liverpool University Press, 2021. Already assigned for review.
Ray, Sandeep. Celluloid Colony: Locating History and Etgnography in Early Dutch Colonial Films of Indonesia. National University of Singapore Press, 2021. Already assigned for review.
Rea, Christopher G. Chinese Film Classics, 1922-1949. Columbia University Press, 2021.    Already assigned for review. 
Redrobe, Karen. Deep Mediations: Thinking Space in Cinema and Digital Cultures. University of Minnesota Press, 2021.
Spano, Carmen. Emerging Dynamics in Audiences’ Consumption of Trans-Media Products. Anthem Press, 2020.
Torlasco, Domietta. The Rhythm of Images: Cinema beyond Measure. University of Minnesota Press, 2021.
Tremlett, Sarah. The Poetics of Poetry Film. Intellect, 2020.
Ward, Elizabeth. East German Film and the Holocaust. Berghahn Books, 2020.
Williams, Christy. Mapping Fairy-Tale Space. Wayne State University Press, 2021. Already assigned for review.
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