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The International Association for Media and History (IAMHIST) Conference 2019


The Hedley Suite

Registration is now open for the 2019 conference of the International Association for Media and History (IAMHIST), which is taking place at Northumbria University between 16-18 July 2019. IAMHIST is an organisation of scholars, film-makers, broadcasters and archivists dedicated to history inquiry into film, radio, television and other related media.

The FINAL programme is available here. 

The theme of the conference this year is POWER AND THE MEDIA. Scholars of media history have not just been concerned with analysis of the individuals, institutions and elites exerting control, but also with how the media has represented, perpetuated or challenged power structures.

The conference invites scholars and practitioners from all relevant disciplines to take part in a timely conversation about the relationship between power and the media, from the film and broadcasting industries and the press, to new media, social media and advertising. In addition to keynote presentations, the conference will include film screenings, events geared towards PhD and early career scholars, and social events.

Keynote Speakers

  • James Curran (Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • J. E. Smyth (University of Warwick)

Call for Papers

The call for papers (which has now passed) can be found here.

Queries about the conference can be sent to James Leggott and the organising team at


Please note that delegate must be registered members of IAMHIST. Information on becoming a member can be found here

  • Full rate for IAMHIST Members: £150
  • Concession rate (for PhD students and non-waged) for IAMHIST Members: £75
  • Conference Dinner: £27.50 The mean will be at an Indian restaurant in the centre of Newcastle

Online registration is now open


Accommodation options at local hotels are available, please click here for more information and online booking 

Getting to the Conference 

The main Conference takes place in The Hedley Suite, Sandyford Building (No. 19 on this map). The postcode for the university is NE1 8ST. The campus is a fifteen minute walk from the city centre, the nearest metro stations are Jesmond or Haymarket.

There is no parking available on campus and so you will need to use public car parking if driving. If arriving by train then it’ll take ten minutes in a taxi. 


Event Details

The Hedley Suite
4th Floor Sandyford Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


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