The Media 19 Project is completing its first phase. A conference in Paris next year is an opportunity to present ongoing projects and to assess past activities related to the French-Quebecker Media 19 project.
The French-Quebecker Media 19 project, funded by the Agence nationale de la recherche (France) and the Fonds de recherche québécois – Société et culture (2011-2015) is devised around the www.medias19.org digital platform. The project serves as a frame for developing critical thinking on journalistic practices in the 19th century, on the promotion and analysis of corpuses, as well as on the study of media culture development within the Francophone space. This conference is an opportunity to both assess past activities (using the Medias 19 platform data) and to invite researchers to discuss ongoing projects. The conference will last five working days and revolves around five main axes, which have determined scientific research as conducted by Medias 19.
The conference theme is The Press and Journalists in the 19th Century: Identities and Modernities. The conference will be held in Paris June 8-12, 2015, at the Canadian Cultural Center (5, rue de Constantine, 7th arrondissement). Paper presentations are 20 minutes long. Proposals (250 words, a short bio, full contact addresses, home institution) must be sent to congresM19@gmail.com by January 1, 2015.
A full Call for Papers can be found at: (http://www.medias19.org/index.php?id=19468). The call is in French but proposals in English are accepted.
Scholars interested in submitting a proposal should know that cross-disciplinary and general studies are encouraged (more than purely monographic subjects).