Convention preview in the Summer issue of Clio

16summercliothumbIf you’re looking for a rundown of History Division activities at the August AEJMC convention, look no further than the Summer issue of Clio.

The summer issue has a complete list of the paper and poster sessions (and the time of the division business meeting), there’s also a complete list of accepted papers.

Also in the summer issue you’ll find: thoughts from Division Head Kimberly Wilmot Voss about pursuing histories that add more voices that have been in the margins, suggestions for pursuing grant opportunities from PF&R chair Tracy Lucht and an excerpt from a book about the use of images in environmentalism. You can also catch up with what other History Division members have been doing in the News and Notes section.

You can download the Summer 2016 issue of Clio here or from the Clio page.

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The Spring 2016 Clio is hot off the press and ready to download.

Editor Doug Cummings has roundups from two media history gatherings and an excerpt from Leonard Teel’s book Reporting the Cuban Revolution as well as columns from History Division officers. Teaching Standards chair Kristin L. Gustafson presents some video resources for teaching journalism history while PF&R chair Tracy Lucht writes about race and the practice of journalism. Membership co-chair Teri Finneman has an outline of a celebration of media history to take place April 4-8. In the Generations of Scholars column, Paula Hunt interviews Andie Tucher. Division head Kimberly Wilmot Voss shares ideas for travel grants to support archival research, and you’ll find awards information, including the Sidney Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism History, the Distinguished Service to Journalism History Award and  American Journalism‘s Rising Scholar Award.

Read and download Clio here, or from the Clio page.

Reviewers needed for 2016 conference papers

The deadline for submitting papers for AEJMC’s 2016 annual convention is approaching, and that means the History Division needs reviewers for the paper submissions.

If you are willing to review papers for the History Division research competition, please contact Division Vice Head and Research Chair Michael S. Sweeney (Ohio University) at and indicate your areas of expertise and/or interest. We will need approximately 75 reviewers for the competition. Graduate students are not eligible to serve as reviewers and,n in general, reviewers should not have submitted their own research into the competition.

History Division seeks papers for the 2016 convention

AEJMC’s History Division invites submissions of original research papers and historiographical essays on all aspects of media history for the 2016 annual convention in Minneapolis. 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.

Papers should be no more than 25 double-spaced pages, not including notes, references or appendices. Papers should have a one-inch margin and use 12 point Times New Roman font. Authors should also submit a 75-word abstract. Multiple submissions to the History Division are not allowed, and only one paper per author will be accepted for presentation in the History Division’s research sessions. Authors of accepted papers are required to forward papers to discussants and moderators prior to the conference.

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Clio ready for winter reading

The Winter 2016 edition of Clio, the History Division newsletter, is ready for your winter’s reading.

In this issue, History Division chair Kimberly Wilmot Voss makes historical connections to today’s social media and PF&R chair Tracy Lucht provides arguments for the value of journalism history in the face of a changing industry. Teaching Standards chair Kristin L. Gustafson’s column about helping students explore the nuances of press freedom incorporates an encounter between a student photographer and protestors at the University of Missouri this past fall, and guest columnist Berkley Hudson writes about the events at Missouri and his role as chair of an ad hoc race relations committee at the university. You’ll also find a Generations of Scholars conversation with Carolyn Kitch, news about member activities and awards and a list of all History Division members.

Download the Winter 2016 Clio here or from the Clio page.

History Division seeks entries for 2015 book award

The History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is soliciting entries for its annual award for the best journalism and mass communication history book of 2015.

The winning author will receive a plaque and a cash prize at the August 2016 AEJMC conference in Minneapolis, where the author will give a short talk about the experience of research and discovery during the book’s composition.

The competition is open to any author of a media history book regardless of whether he or she belongs to AEJMC or the History Division. Only first editions with a 2015 copyright date will be accepted. Edited volumes, articles, and monographs will be excluded because they qualify for the Covert Award, another AEJMC History Division competition

Entries must be received by February 5, 2016. To enter, submit four copies of each book — along with the author’s mailing address, telephone number, and email address — to:

John P. Ferré
AEJMC History Book Award Chair
Department of Communication
310 Strickler Hall
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Please contact John Ferré at 502.852.8167 or with any questions.

Fall 2015 Clio marks milestone

Clio, the History Division newsletter, marks a milestone. The Fall 2015 Clio is the first issue of volume 50!

The Fall issue features a wrap-up of division activities at the August AEJMC convention in San Francisco, including minutes of the annual members business meeting,an outline of the History Division goals for this year and photographs of members at division activities.

New Division Head Kim Voss considers diversity of location in history by studying local history. New PF&R Chair Tracy Lucht offers thoughts pairing history research with presentations by professionals. New membership co-chairs Carrie Teresa and Teri Finneman have some ideas for you to consider for sharing expertise and recruiting new members.

There is also an excerpt from History Division Book Award winner Matthew Cecil’s book about J. Edgar Hoover.

An updated feature with the Fall 2015 Clio is working hyperlinks with the PDF file. As you read, you will be able to click on the links within the text to go directly to online resources instead of copying and pasting URLs.

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

History Division seeking panel proposals for 2016 annual convention

It’s time to submit panel proposals for the 2016 AEJMC national conference in Minneapolis.

The History Division is looking for panels that help the division offer a diverse, engaging and creative program that represents the depth and breadth of our members’ research, teaching, and professional interests.

Along with a description of the panel, proposals should include at the top of the page the group proposing the panel (History Division) and the contact person for the panel. As part of the proposal indicate whether the panel is aimed at Teaching, Research or Professional Freedom and Responsibility. Also suggest divisions or interest groups that might co-sponsor the panel.

A panel typically has four speakers, preferably with an ethnic, gender and institutional balance. Please try to get commitment from panel members before submitting the proposal when possible.

Deadline for panel proposals is September 30, 2015.

Further details are in the complete History Division Call for Panel Proposals.

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.