IAMHIST Conference 2022 Registration

We’re pleased to announce that REGISTRATION is now open for the 2022 IAMHIST conference in Kiel, Germany, via this link: IAMHIST Conference 12 – 14 July 2022 (google.com)

Here’s some important information about the conference and the registration process:

  • Firstly, please note that the conference will take place from 12 to 14 July 2022. For those who arrive in Kiel on 11 July, there will be a small pre-conference social event on campus. We’ll get back to you in early March with more information on travel and accommodation. The nearest international airport is Hamburg (HAM).
  • All speakers and participants need to register by 15 March 2022 so we can guarantee that your paper will be programmed. We will announce a draft programme in early April. Each paper will be allocated 20 minutes, and there will be AV facilities for presentations. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for specific timings for panels.
  • In order to attend the conference, you must be a member of IAMHIST.  Please see here: IAMHIST-Membership | Please join IAMHIST before coming to Kiel. There will, however, be a chance to join at the time of the conference.
  • Your registration fee will include public transport, lunch on 13 July and evening receptions on 12 and 13 July where drinks and a buffet will be served. The receptions will take place onboard a historic ferryboat and a local microbrewery founded by students in Kiel. If the university has to postpone or cancel the conference because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will refund all fees.
  • If you’ve not done so already, please sign up for the new and free IAMHIST e-mailing list; you can do so here: JISCMail – IAMHIST List at WWW.JISCMAIL.AC.UK
  • You can also follow IAMHIST via social media including Facebook and Twitter.

We are looking forward to seeing you in northern Germany. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch via our conference email at iamhist2022@gmail.com.


Call for Papers: IAMHIST Conference 2022


International Association for Media and History Conference 2022, Kiel University of Applied Sciences (Kiel, Germany), 12-14 July (in-person)

Deadline for submissions: 

25 January 2022

Name of organisation: 

IAMHIST – Conference organizer: Professor Tobias Hochscherf (Kiel University of Applied Sciences)

Contact email: 


IAMHIST is the International Association for Media and History, an organisation of scholars, filmmakers, broadcasters and archivists dedicated to historical enquiry into film, radio, TV and other related media. Its next biennial conference will take place in Kiel, northern Germany, from 12-14 July 2022.

The conference theme this year is CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND THE MEDIA. Scholars of media history, more other than not, have looked at the role of media in times of conflict, revolution, war, crisis, social and political upheaval. Yet, media has also played a decisive role in processes of conflict resolution. As such, media in one way or another affected nation building processes, the fight for civil rights, equalities, the reconciliation of former enemies, the democratisation of totalitarian states and peacekeeping missions around the world. Examples include European integration after the Cold War, the end of Apartheid in South Africa, democratisation processes after military dictatorships in South America or the empowerment of minorities.

The conference invites academics and practitioners from all relevant disciplines to take part in a timely conversation about the historical role of media in conflict and conflict resolution, from the film and broadcasting industries and the press, to new media, social media and advertising. In addition to presentations, the conference will include film screenings, events geared towards PhD and early-career scholars, social events, and a roundtable on the subject of the conference.

Proposals are welcome on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Media representations and examples of conflict resolution, consolation and reconciliation processes
  • Media reception and its positive impact upon social coexistence and the integration of society
  • The role of alternative or oppositional media and the challenging of power, injustice and inequality
  • Examples of how media circumvented censorship, regulation and offence
  • Media education and learning initiatives
  • The role of public service broadcasting in sustaining citizenship and civil society
  • Case studies of how media content has stimulated creativity and cultural excellence
  • The role of soft power: how media helped improving international relations through the means of public diplomacy and intervention

The deadline for proposals is 25 January 2022, you can submit proposals through the website: https://forms.gle/1m2f6JvzvSDwefCM6

Individual paper proposals should consist of a title, an abstract of 150 to 300 words and a short biography. Panel proposals (of three papers) are welcome; they need to be registered by the individual presenters who must flag up the title of the panel. We also appreciate proposals for archival, artistic or multimedia projects; you are welcome to discuss their suitability with the conference organisers in advance of the deadline.

Notifications of decisions will be sent alongside additional information on travel and accommodation by early February 2022; registration will be open by that day. Conference attendees are expected to be members of IAMHIST – there will be an opportunity to join at the time of registration.

IAMHIST Master Class 2022

The International Association for Media and History and the Faculty of Media and Journalism, Volda University College, Norway


IAMHIST Master Class on Media and History

 Thursday, 13 January 2022 (online via Zoom, 14.00-16.30 CET)


Are you a graduate or doctoral student, post-doctoral researcher, 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 (IAMHIST) 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. As this is a pre-conference event for a one-day symposium on ‘visuals in conflict, protest, terror and war’, presentations on this area are particularly welcome.

Participants are expected to give a short introduction to their project and to prepare some central questions for discussion. The group including participants as well as senior members of IAMHIST will engage with your project and discuss sources and strategies for developing it further.

The day is designed to be a small-scale networking event for emerging scholars and media professionals and an opportunity to engage with peers and  leaders in the field in a less formal setting than an academic conference. There is no charge for attendance.

To apply for this event, please send a 300-word proposal of your project and a one paragraph biography to IAMHIST President Leen Engelen (leen.engelen@kuleuven.be). Deadline is 7 November 2021.

To find out more about IAMHIST or to become a member, visit the website at www.iamhist.net or join us on Facebook/follow us on Twitter.

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