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February 2021, Week 3


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"Llewella Chapman (HIS - Visitor)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 17 Feb 2021 15:07:53 +0000
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Dear all,

In 2021 IAMHIST will be organising a series of online media history seminars. These seminars are informal online events enabling early career as well as advanced scholars to share and discuss their research and expertise. The seminars will take place via Zoom and after registration are open to all free of charge. Links to register for individual seminars will be circulated a month prior to the event date via Eventbrite. For a list of the events being hosted throughout the year, please visit: IAMHIST Online Seminars |<>

The first event, 'Media and Histories of the First World War' will be hosted by Brett Bowles and Leen Engelen on Wednesday 24 March, 5-7 pm (CET). To register, please sign up here: IAMHIST Online: Media Histories of the First World War Tickets, Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM | Eventbrite<>


The Great War has been described by scholars as a “matrix of modern media” (Joëlle Beurier, 2005) that played an unprecedented role in both entertaining and informing wartime audiences, from soldiers at the front lines to civilians on the home front. Photographs and drawings reproduced in the press and on postcards, fiction films and newsreels, magic lantern slides, illustrated mural posters, and musical recordings were all eagerly consumed by audiences worldwide and significantly shaped how contemporaries understood and experienced the war, both affectively and ideologically.


Emma Hanna – Sounds of War: Music in the British Armed Forces During the Great War.

Dr Emma Hanna is a Lecturer in the School of History, University of Kent. She is the author of The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britain (Edinburgh University Press, 2009) and Sounds of War: Music in the British Armed Forces During the Great War (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and a Co-Investigator on two major research projects: Gateways to the First World War (AHRC, 2014-2019) and Reflections on the Centenary of the First World War: Learning & Legacies for the Future (AHRC, 2017-2020).

Veronica Johnson – “Making films in World War One: the Irish experience”

Veronica Johnson teaches film studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her research centres on early and silent cinema with a focus on The Film Company of Ireland (1916-1920)

Jason Bate – “Rebuilding ex-servicemen with the lantern: the Royal Society of Medicine and the Pensions Ministry, 1914-1919”

Jason Bate is a lecturer in the practices and histories of photography at Falmouth University, UK. His current research explores photographic and lantern practices of the First World War, focusing in particular on the significance that photographers’ interactions with other media and technologies had on the production of ways of recovering from the war. He has published in titles including Visual Culture of Britain, History and Technology, Social History of Medicine, and Science Museum Group Journal.

Should you have questions about this event, please contact Brett ([log in to unmask]) and Leen ([log in to unmask]).

Best wishes,


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