Category Archives: Conferences

EMHIS VIII coming up on 14–16 May

This week, the EMHIS network members are finishing up their presentations for the upcoming EMHIS Forum VIII, which will take place 14–16 of May, 2019, at the beautiful Gregynog Hall outside Newtown in Wales. A theme for our forum this time is “challenges”. We are grateful to our host, Jamie Medhurst at the University of Aberystwyth, who is the main … Continue reading

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Report from 7th ECREA conference in Lugano

Some of us EMHIS members came together in wonderful Lugano on 31 October to 3 November for the 7th European Communication Conference (ECC). The conference had the overall theme “Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation” and some 1 500 scholars attended. The Communication History section had a number of fine sessions. EMHIS members Sune Bechmann Pedersen, Marie Cronqvist, Hans-Ulrich Wagner … Continue reading

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Hands on Transnational Radio History

A report from the “Transnational Radio History” Summer School at C2DH, Luxembourg University, 18–22 June 2018 A seminar room stuffed with fascinating old and still working radio sets and recording devices, two excursions to historic sites and buildings where transnational radio history took place, the production of podcasts, all this along with a series of papers by researchers from Chile to … Continue reading

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EMHIS went #ICA18

May is not only the traditional time for EMHIS-meetings in Bournemouth but also for the International Communication Association’s (ICA) annual conferences! This year, the media and communication studies megaevent was held in Prague and gathered 3,500 scholars from all around the globe to discuss the theme “Voices”. EMHIS-members Philipp Seuferling and Stephanie Seul were among them. Hot weather and the many … Continue reading

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EMHIS Forum VII in Bournemouth May 21–23, 2018

After our successful “final conference” last year in Lund, we just decided to continue our work in EMHIS. The original STINT Institutional Grant funding was extended in December 2017, which makes it possible for us to continue collaborating until end of June 2019. We decided to set up a seventh EMHIS Forum in Bournemouth to work on a new and … Continue reading

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EMHIS conference in May

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Bridging the boundaries of Venice

No less than six of us EMHIS scholars were eager to attend the ECREA Communication History conference in Venice, Italy, on Sept 16–18th. The overall theme of the conference was ”Bridges and Boundaries” and the site was the Warwick University’s seat in Palazzo Pesaro Papafava. The organizers’ aim was to foster interdisciplinary dialogue around the history of communication, media, networks … Continue reading

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“Mistrusting the media – now and then”

EMHIS member Patrik Lundell will present on the upcoming ECREA Communication and Democracy Conference, “Political Agency in the Digital Age: Media, Participation and Democracy”, in October 2015, addressing entangled issues. The paper is presented with Kristoffer Holt at Linnæus University and is titled “Mistrusting the media – now and then”. Here is the abstract: “Characteristic of many contemporary far right … Continue reading

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In the flow with EMHIS

EMHIS was especially invited to present our network at one of the so-called “spotlight sessions” during the international ACSIS conference in Norrköping 15-17 of June. This year, the very nicely arranged conference in a sunny and warm mid-Sweden had the theme “In the flow – people, media, materialities”. It was the sixth biennial conference of ACSIS, which stands for Advanced … Continue reading

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Conference report “Media and the Cold War, 1975-1991”

Here is Benedict von Bremen’s report on the conference “Media and the Cold War, 1975–1991” held at Volda University College in Norway, Nov 20-21, 2014. EMHIS was represented by Marie Cronqvist.

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