IAMHIST Conference: CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND THE MEDIA

12.07.2022 - 14.07.2022

IAMHIST is the International Association for Media and History, an organization of scholars, filmmakers, broadcasters and archivists dedicated to historical enquiry into film, radio, TV and other related media. Its next biennial conference will take place in Kiel from 12-14 July 2022.
The conference theme this year is CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND THE MEDIA. Scholars of media history, more other than not, have looked at the role of media in times of conflict, revolution, war, crisis, social and political upheaval. Yet, media has also played a decisive role in processes of conflict resolution. As such, media in one way or another affected nation building processes, the fight for civil rights, equalities, the reconciliation of former enemies, the democratization of totalitarian states and peacekeeping missions around the world. Examples include European integration after the Cold War, the end of Apartheid in South Africa, democratization processes after military dictatorships in South America or the empowerment of minorities.


The conference invites academics and practitioners from all relevant disciplines to take part in a timely conversation about the historical role of media in conflict and conflict resolution, from the film and broadcasting industries and the press, to new media, social media and advertising. In addition to presentations, the conference will include film screenings, events geared towards PhD and early-career scholars, social events, and a roundtable on the subject of the conference.

All members of the University of Applied Sciences Kiel are welcome to attend all panels or round-table discussions. We particularly invite students of all faculties to participate.

Name of organization: IAMHIST
Conference organizer: Professor Tobias Hochscherf
Contact email:iamhist2022(at)gmail.com

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