New Event: Leicester LGBT+ Film Series

The Leicester LGBT+ Film Series is a new initiative that aims to bring together students, academics and members of the general public through the medium of film. The film series was inspired by the Birmingham LGBT Centre’s queer film series which runs yearly. The series consists of one screening a month, and will run alongside the ‘academic year’. Each film will be introduced by a scholar who will provide an informal introduction to the film and theme of the month, and will be followed by drinks at Rainbow & Dove, a local gay bar situated in the centre of town (close to the train station, taxis and various bus routes). The series is organised and ran by Connor Winterton, PhD candidate at Birmingham City University, however there are a number of other collaborators, which includes: the Leicester LGBT Centre, the Birmingham School of Media, CATH (Cinema and TV History – DMU), and the University of Leicester.
The theme for the first screening is ‘Queer Horror’ (as the screening takes place on Friday 13th, and Halloween will be just around the corner), and the film is Carrie (dir. Brian De Palma, 1976). The film will be introduced by Dr. Darren Elliot-Smith, senior lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. Dr. Elliot-Smith’s research to date is focused on representations of queerness, gender and sexuality in horror film and television and extends to experimental film, adaptation studies, the appreciation of cult and trash in the moving image and applications of psychoanalysis to horror and fantasy texts.

The screening(s) will take place in the Attenborough Film Theatre (Attenborough Tower) at the University of Leicester, details of the theatre are here:  and directions to the campus can be found here:

The event is completely free, and seats cannot be reserved. It is advisable to book a ticket online instead of simply showing up, to avoid possible disappointment. The event begins at 6.30pm, the film introduction will last 20 minutes (with 5 minutes for questions) and the film will begin at 7pm. This is a rough time-scale for every month, and the screenings will always be finished by 9.30pm at the latest.

Book tickets here:

Symposium: Linientreu und populär. Das Ufa-Imperium 1933 bis 1945

Coinciding with the centenary of the German film company UFA (1917-2017), the Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin is hosting a two-day symposium on the “empire” that Ufa created in the ‘Third Reich’ era. The two-day symposium is organised on May 11 and 12. IAMHIST board members David Culbert, Tobias Hochscherf and Roel Van de Winkel will each present. The program can be found HERE.

IAMHIST seeks a new webmaster and online community manager

As Katharina Niemeyer will be HJFRT book review editor from July 2017 on, IAMHIST seeks a new webmaster and online community manager who could begin her/his work after the IAMHIST Paris conference.

Your profile

– a scholar or media practitioner who is interested in media history/media and history and in IAMHIST-activities (

you should be available for at least two years

– you are very familiar with WordPress, Twitter, Facebook and other social online media

– you are fluent in English

– you are in touch with a number of networks in the fields of media studies, media history, history …

– you are reliable and communicative


– you will be affiliated to the IAMHIST council during two years ( and you will be invited to the council meetings.

– you will receive free IAMHIST membership during 2 years,

– you will receive a small stipend per year

– you will build a wide network in the field of media and history/media history

Information and what you would have to do

– On average, being webmaster and community manager means up to 3 cumulated hours of work per week (sometimes more, sometimes less; also depending on special events etc.).

– You are of course free to divide your own time, but it is important to be flexible and available when it comes to special or important IAMHIST events (deadline reminder, prize announcements etc.).

– There is a transition period of two months during which the former and the new online community manager will work together.

– Register to several newsletters related to media history and media studies and filtering the announcements you receive by selecting those that are relevant for IAMHIST

– At least 1-2 times per month: Posting calls for papers, interesting publications, open positions etc. on the IAMHIST website (those filtered from the newsletters or those you receive from colleagues via mail)

– sharing the published posts via IAMHIST twitter ( and Facebook (

– posting special IAMHIST events in exchange with the council members (masterclass, conferences etc.)

– updating the website in general (new members, council members, IAMHIST events etc.) in exchange with council members

– answering/forwarding mails received via the IAMHIST contact form on the website

– give input about the online strategy of IAMHIST to the council

– present an annual website and community management report for the council meeting

– special community management during IAMHIST events: shares on Facebook or tweets

– co-administration of the Facebook group (

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a mail with a short motivation statement and CV to: / Deadline: May 15th, 2017.


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