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"Llewella Chapman (HIS - Visitor)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 1 Feb 2020 09:26:52 +0000
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Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the launch of the IAMHIST Challenge 2020 competition:


The International Association for Media and History<> actively supports Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and Early Career Media Practitioners (ECMP) through a suite of IAMHIST activities including our annual master class, special events for graduate students at IAMHIST conferences, and awards for scholars/media professionals at the start of their careers.

In 2020, the IAMHIST board is launching a biennial IAMHIST Challenge for ECRs/ECMPs who are interested in organising a local event on a media-and-history topic. This can be a one day symposium, a master class, a workshop or other comparable activity. The aims of the Challenge Scheme are two-fold: to explore and/or showcase new and innovative research, practice and methodologies in the field; to support researchers to develop further their professional networks and their acquisition of research-related and transferable skills.

Eligibility Criteria:

The Challenge Scheme is open to MA and PhD students, and colleagues who identify as ‘Early Career’. IAMHIST generally defines ‘early career’ as within 5 years of PhD award (or similar professional training), but is flexible in its interpretation of the category. Anyone who is currently registered as a graduate student or holds an academic post in a higher education institution is eligible to apply.

Proposals should demonstrate their originality and relevance to the field of media and history. A selection committee, assigned by the Executive Council of IAMHIST, will select a maximum of TWO proposals and issue each with a grant of up to 1,500 USD.

How to apply/regulations:

For candidates interested in applying for the IAMHIST Challenge, please visit:
From this link, you can download an application form and view the competitions' regulations.
Call for proposals will be launched February 1st 2020. Proposals should be sent to IAMHIST Director of the Challenge Scheme Dr Melanie Bell ([log in to unmask]) by March 30th, 2020. The winner(s) will be notified by April 30th 2020. The event needs to take place before March 30, 2021.
If you have any questions regarding the IAMHIST Challenge, please contact Dr Bell directly.
Best wishes,

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