History Division session schedule for AEJMC 2015 convention

The History Division has several sessions scheduled for the 2015 annual convention in San Francisco. The sessions run the gamut from research paper presentations, scholar-to-scholar presentations and teaching/PF&R panels.

The History Division annual meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 8. All History Division members are encouraged to attend.

Download a PDF of the schedule of History Division convention sessions.

Summer 2015 Clio has convention preview

The Summer 2015 issue of Clio is your guide to History Division activities at the annual convention in San Francisco.

In this issue, History Division vice chair Kim Voss outlines the three traditional research paper sessions and the scholar-to-scholar session on tap for the convention. You’ll find announcements of the winners of the 2015 History Book Award and the Covert Award, as well as a complete rundown of all History Division sessions. And don’t forget to pencil in the annual History Division business meeting on Saturday, August 8, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Along with convention news you’ll find two new profiles of Generations of Scholars and thoughts from PF&R chair Lillie Fears regarding change in academic life.

Download the Summer 2015 Clio here, or from the Clio page.

Call for Papers: Transnational Journalism History

The inaugural conference on Transnational Journalism History is seeking papers.

The Transnational Journalism History conference acknowledges the fluid transmission of journalistic practices and technologies across geography and political borders, treating news consumers outside national boundaries as a home audience. A good example of this would be America’s first newspaper, Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestic. This paper consisted primarily of English news for an audience who thought of themselves as English men and women but who were living on another continent.

The conference will be held February 25-27, 2016, at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga.

Paper submissions are welcome on any aspect of the subject, but papers that examine the flow of journalistic developments, people and phenomena between Ireland and the United States are of particular interest. The conference is accepting proposals for research sessions (submit a completed paper); work-in-progress sessions (250-word abstract); and panels. Completed papers and panel proposals should be submitted electronically to Debbie van Tuyll (dvantuyl@gru.edu) by Oct. 1, 2015. Abstracts of research in progress may also be submitted. Each submission will be evaluated in a blind review process.

See the paper call for more details of the conference and focus.

Get your Spring Clio here!

The Spring 2015 issue of Clio is now available.

In this issue, History Division chair Yong Volz considers research methodologies related to journalism history, with a preview of a pre conference workshop planned for the AEJMC annual convention in San Francisco. Teaching chair Doug Cumming focuses on making the past “relatable.” The new Generations of Scholars feature includes conversations with two members: Maurine Beasley and John Nerone. You will also find News and Notes about members and the History Division calls for convention papers and reviewers.

Download the Spring 2015 Clio here, or from the Clio page.

Call for Papers: Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression

The steering committee of the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression is seeking papers for presentation at the 23rd annual conference in November.

Papers are welcome on topics such as U.S. mass media of the 19th century, the Civil War in fiction and history, freedom of expression in the 19th century, presidents and the 19th century press, images of race and gender in the 19th century press, sensationalism and crime in 19th century newspapers, and the press in the Gilded Age. This year the steering committee will pay special attention to papers on the Civil War and the press, presidents and the 19th century press, 19th century concepts of free expression, and the press in the Gilded Age.

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Reviewers needed for 2015 convention paper submissions

The History Division needs reviewers for papers submitted for the 2015 AEJMC convention in San Francisco.

If you are willing to review papers, contact Kimberly Voss at voss.kimberly@gmail.com. Indicate your area of expertise and/or interest. The division needs about 85 reviewers for the competition.

Graduate students are not eligible to serve as reviewers, and, in genera, reviewers should not have submitted their own research into the competition.

Call for papers for the 2015 annual convention

AEJMC’s History Division invites submissions of original research papers and historiographical essays on all aspects of media history for the 2015 annual convention in San Francisco. All research methodologies are welcome.

Papers will be evaluated on the originality and importance of topic; literature review; clarity of research purpose; focus; use of evidence to support the paper’s purpose and conclusions; and the degree to which the paper contributes to the field of journalism and mass communication history. The top three faculty papers receive awards from the division. Continue reading

New Clio available

The Winter 2015 issue of Clio is ready to read.

In this issue, History Division chair Yong Volz addresses measures of research quality and what they might mean for history scholars. Membership Chair Kristin Gustafson launches a new feature: “Generations of Scholars.” The feature builds on the division’s mentoring efforts. Graduate co-liaison Meagan Manning has some tips for staying focused while working on a large research project. You will also find details for the 2015 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize awarded by AJHA, and the 2015 paper call for the AEJMC annual convention.

Download Clio here, or from the Clio page.

AJHA accepting submissions for dissertation award

The American Journalism Historians Association has announced submission guidelines for the 2015 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize. The prize, given for the first time in 1997, is awarded annually for the best doctoral dissertation dealing with mass communication history.

Eligible works shall include both quantitative and qualitative historical dissertations, written in English, which have been completed between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014. For the purposes of this award, a “completed” work is defined as one which has not only been submitted and defended but also revised and filed in final form at the applicable doctoral-degree-granting university by December 31, 2014.  An honorarium of $500 accompanies the prize, and a $200 honorarium is awarded to each honorable mention.  Continue reading

Media 19 Conference Call for Papers

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).