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


One day symposium: Visuals in Protest, Terror, Conflict and War


 Thursday, 13 January 2022 (master class)

Friday, 14 January 2022 (symposium)

Location: Volda University College, Norway


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 and lunch is included. Participants are expected to attend both the master class and the one-day conference (see IAMHIST One Day Symposium 2022 |).

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.

Travel stipends of max. 175 Euros are available for participants without institutional funding. Please indicate in your application whether you’d like to apply for this. The stipend is only transferrable via Paypal.

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.

IAMHIST One Day Symposium 2022

One-day symposium

Visuals in Protest, Terror, Conflict and War


Friday, 14 January 2022

Location: Volda University College, Norway

Speakers include:

Erik Poppe, Norwegian photographer and Film Producer, Producer of the film Utøya 22. Juli

Anne Gjelsvik, Professor at Faculty of Art and Media Studies, NTNU, author of Cinema Between Media, and leader of the research project “Face of Terror: Understanding Terrorism from the Perspective of Critical Media Aesthetic”.)

Thomas Seltzer, Norwegian Musician, NRK Talk Show host and Program leader of the Television Documentary series UXA – Thomas Seltzer’s America – on NRK 2020.

Kathrin Fahlenbrack, Professor and director of the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Hamburg University. Author of Audiovisual Metaphors. Embodied and Affective Aesthetics in Film and Television. Board member of the Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image (SCSMI).

Hans Fredrik Dahl, Professor emeritus, Oslo University, Author of The History of the Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) and the biography of Vidkun Quisling: Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Bjørn Sørenssen, Professor emeritus, Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU, Trondheim. His main research interest is in documentary film history and theory, general film and television history and the development of digital media. He has published books on documentary film and film history in Norwegian and extensively in international journals and anthologies.

Jan Erik Holst, Curator, Editor, Film Critic and former director of the Norwegian Film Institute, Oslo

Alessandra Luciano, Deputy director of the Centre National de l’audiovisuel (CNA) in Luxemburg, former lead film archivist and collection manager in the CNA moving image archive and Digital Curator with responsibilities for preservation and access strategies. She is a member of the EUscreen Foundation board.

Eirik Frisvold Hanssen, Section Leader of Film and Broadcasting, The Norwegian National Library.

Øivind Hanche, Film Librarian, The Norwegian National Library.

Attending this conference is free, however registration is necessary. Pleas register here. Early career researchers or professionals attending this symposium are invited to take part in the annual IAMHIST master class on media and history, taking place at Volda University College, Norway, Thursday, 13 January 2022.

Travel and Accommodation for Volda, Norway

We recommend everyone to book well in advance.


Accommodation in Volda:


We have made a special deal with the local hotel, Volda Turisthotell: www.voldaturisthotell.no/. The prize per night is 1.125 NOK. This includes breakfast.

Booking: Send an email to coordinator Veronica Kvalen Pilskog: pilskogv@gmail.com Payment: Each guest pays for the hotel at check-in or check-out
Cancellation deadline: As soon as possible, at least 1 day before arrival

Student dorm

We have also reserved 5 rooms at the student’s dorm close to the hotel. The prize per night is 400 NOK (350 NOK for students) + bed linen package for 120 NOK. This includes duvet and pillow covers, sheets and towels. The hotel offers breakfast for guests at the student`s dorm for 125 NOK per day.

Booking: Send an email to coordinator Veronica Kvalen Pilskog: pilskogv@gmail.com Payment: You will receive an invoice via email with a payment deadline 10 days before arrival.
Cancellation deadline: 10 days before arrival

Travel to Volda:

From Abroad – Oslo to Volda
The recommended, and most comfortable way to travel, is to fly to Ørsta/Volda airport via Oslo airport (Gardermoen). The flight from Oslo to Ørsta/Volda airport takes approximately 1 hour. Look for youth/student tickets which are cheaper than regular adult tickets. Also, you should book in advance, as the cheapest tickets are sold out quickly. Ørsta/Volda airport is located only 10 minutes’ drive from Volda and we arrange pick-up service from the airport, provided you sign up for it. For tickets Oslo-Volda, see: www.wideroe.no

Another way to get from Oslo to Volda is to take the night bus. The bus leaves from downtown Oslo and stops by Oslo airport Gardermoen on the way to Volda (Rutebilstasjon). The journey takes a little over 10 hours and the cheapest youth ticket will cost you about 80 EUR. You can book your bus ticket at www.vy.no

An alternative is to fly to Ålesund airport Vigra via Oslo from abroad. See sas.no or Norwegian.no. There is a direct flight to Ålesund by KLM via Amsterdam (Schipol airport). See klm.com

The travel time from the Ålesund airport Vigra, via Moa, to Volda (Rutebilstasjon) is about 2,5 hours. Be aware that you will have to change bus during the trip at MOA bus terminal. From the airport take the shuttle bus to MOA (bus terminal). From Moa you can take a connecting bus to Volda once every hour. Note that the bus tickets will be app. 25 EUR and that you must check the bus schedule to make sure that you can catch the connecting bus. Visit www.entur.no.

Here is an example.

Arrival 16:00 (SAS) or 16:05 (Norwegian) from Oslo

16:25 Ålesund Airport Vigra

17:10 Moa trafikkterminal

wait at the terminal for approx. 25 minutes

17:35 Moa trafikkterminal (Platform 6)

19:10 Volda (Rutebilstasjon)

Coronavirus and travelling to Norway:

Anyone travelling to Norway is required to familiarize themselves with the rules for entry. Check the requirements for documentation for your destination before you arrive at the airport. Also check the requirements in the country you have connecting flights in. Follow the information from your airline. Read more about the coronavirus and travelling to Norway: www.helsenorge.no.

Note: The general infection control advice such as staying home when you are ill and having good cough etiquette and hand hygiene still applies.


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