Pre-conference workshop to focus on promoting scholarship


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The History and Public Relations Divisions of AEJMC are hosting a preconference workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 1-5 p.m. The theme is “Promoting Our Scholarship and Ourselves: Increasing Public Visibility of Communication Research.”

The afternoon will include two sessions. The first panel, running from 1-2:30 p.m., will focus on ways to increase the public visibility of our scholarship by promoting our work through a variety of channels. This discussion will be followed by a grant-writing workshop from 2:45-5 p.m. Feel free to come for one or both panels.

If you have questions or for more details, please contact Lisa Burns ( Rendez-vous à Montréal!

Ida B. Wells to be focus of Southeast Colloquium pre-conference event


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The work and impact of Ida B. Wells will be the focus of a special pre-conference event in conjunction with the 40th Annual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium.

“Ida B. Wells and Beyond” will feature a keynote as well as peer-reviewed paper presentations and panel sessions. Scholarship should focus on the life, career and legacy of Ida B. Wells-Barnett or the work of like-minded social justice crusaders in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

The Southeast Colloquium will be March 26-28, 2015. To have your original research considered for presentation, submit a two-page extended abstract of your manuscript and/or a five-page panel proposal in as a Word or PDF document (minus identifying information) to Amber Roessner at Deadline is November 15, 2014. Selected entrants will be notified no later than January 15, 2015, and will present their scholarship on March 26, prior to the Southeast Colloquium’s opening reception.

Contact Roessner with questions or for more information.

The School of Journalism & Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is hosting the day-long event.



Summer 2014 Clio features convention program


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The Summer 2014 edition of Clio is now available. This issue features a complete schedule of History Division sessions for the annual AEJMC convention in Montreal and an overview of the research sessions by Vice Head Yong Volz. Also in this issue:

  • Announcements of History Division award winners
  • Teaching Standards Chair Doug Cumming considers connections between journalism practice and academics
  • News and Notes about new publications by History Division members

View the current issue here, or find a link on the Clio page.

A full program awaits History Division members at convention


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The History Division schedule is set for the upcoming AEJMC annual convention in Montreal, and it’s a full schedule.

History Division sessions begin on Tuesday, August 5, with a pre-conference research panel devoted to increasing the visibility of our research.

The schedule includes research, teaching and PF&R panels each day through Saturday. The History Division poster session will be Thursday morning at 8:15, and the annual business meeting is that evening at 6:46. There is also an off-site activity Thursday: a tour of Cinémathèque Québécoise at noon.

A link to the entire History Division schedule of sessions in PDF format is below:

AEJMC History Division 2014 Program


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


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The steering committee of the twenty-second annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression solicits papers dealing with 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. Selected papers will be presented during the three-day conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 6-8, 2014. The top three papers and the top three student papers will be honored accordingly. Due to the generosity of the Walter and Leona Schmitt Family Foundation Research Fund, the winners of the student awards will receive $250 honoraria for delivering their papers at the conference. To learn more, see the full call for papers at

Spring 2014 Clio is available


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The Spring 2014 edition of Clio, the history division newsletter, is now available. This issue features wrap-ups of the Southeast Colloquium and the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference. Division head Kathy Roberts Forde explores the connection between history and sociology, PF&R chair Lillie Fears considers the benefits of humanities experiences for professional development and co-graduate liaisons Carrie Isard and Annie Sugar share some teaching strategies for new history instructors. The issue also contains information about history awards offered through the American Journalism Historians Association.

View the current issue here, or find a link on the Clio page.

Vote in AEJMC annual election


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AEJMC members should have received email with a link to an online ballot for the 2014 AEJMC election.

You may want to give special consideration to several History Division members who are nominated for election to AEJMC committees.

The nominees are:

PF&R Committee
- Lisa Burns (Quinnipiac)
- Amy Reynolds (LSU)

Teaching Committee
- David Bulla (Zayed)
- Mary Dedinsky (Northwestern – Qatar)
- Dan Haygood (Elon)
- Earnest Perry (Missouri)

Publication Committee
- Wat Hopkins (Virginia Tech)
- Karen Miller Russell (Georgia)

Bios for the nominees can be found online at:

Reviewers needed for convention paper submissions


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The History Division needs reviewers for papers submitted for the 2014 AEJMC convention in Montreal.

If you are willing to review papers, contact Yong Volz at Indicate your area of expertise and/or interest. The division needs about 75 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.

History Division Call for Papers for 2014 AEJMC Convention


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The History Division invites submissions of original research papers and historiographical essays on all aspects of media history for the AEJMC 2014 convention in Montreal, Canada. All research methodologies are welcome.

Papers will be evaluated on originality and importance of topic; literature review; clarity of research purpose; focus; use of evince 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 History Division presents awards for the top three faculty papers. Continue reading →

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