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The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2017 (EuroMedia2017)

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to participate in The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2017 (EuroMedia2017), held Monday, July 10 to Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Submit your abstract by February 28, 2017 to join IAFOR and delegates from around the world in the cosmopolitan city of Brighton, UK.

Registration includes admission to The European Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH2017), which is to be held alongside EuroMedia2017 as part of the same event. This gathering of academics at the intersection of nation, culture and discipline promises a unique environment for conversation, information exchange and networking.

Join us at EuroMedia2017 for interdisciplinary discussion around the shared conference theme of:

"History, Story, Narrative"

IAFOR welcomes submissions to EuroMedia2017 from all over the world. We encourage you to join us in Brighton to share your research and knowledge in an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary setting. To submit an abstract for presentation or participate as an audience member, please visit the website or contact us for more information.

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017
Submit an abstract: www.iafor.org/cfp
Visit the conference website: www.euromedia.iafor.org
Enquiries: euromedia@iafor.org

In conjunction with our global partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2017.

On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee
The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2017 (EuroMedia2017)

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***Join IAFOR at EuroMedia2017 to:

– Present to a global audience
– Have your work published in the Conference Proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open-access journals
– Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research on Media, Communication & Film, Arts & Humanities, and more
– Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
– Take part in interactive audience sessions
– Network with international colleagues

**Register now to take advantage of Early Bird Registration and save over 20%. Early Bird Registration is open until March 31, 2017. Lunch is included in all conference registrations. Please see the registration page for details: www.iafor.org/euromedia2017-registration

*If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer additional discounts in appreciation of your support. Please contact us at euromedia@iafor.org for details.

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***Conference Theme: "History, Story, Narrative"

Historians are far from the only interested party in writing history. In a sense it is an interest we all share – whether we are talking politics, region, family birthright, or even personal experience. We are spectators to the process of history while being intimately situated within its impact and formations.

How, then, best to write it? Is it always the victor's version? Have we not begun increasingly to write "history from below", that lived by those who are not at the top of the power hierarchy? Are accounts of history always gender-inflected, hitherto, at least, towards men rather than women? Who gets to tell history if the issue is colonialism or class? How does geography, the power of place, intersect with history? What is the status of the personal story or narrative within the larger frame of events?

This conference addresses issues of writing history from literary and other discursive perspectives. That is to say: novels, plays, poems, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, travel logs and a variety of styles of essay. One thinks of Shakespeare's history plays, Tolstoy's War and Peace, Shi Nai'an's The Water Margin, Balzac's La Comédie Humaine. It also addresses oral history, the spoken account or witness, the Hiroshima survivor to the modern Syrian migrant.

Which also connects to the nexus of media and history. The great "historical" films continue to hold us, be it Eisenstein's October: Ten Days That Shook the World (1925) or Gone with the Wind (1940). We live in an age of documentaries, whether film or TV. There is a view that we also inhabit "instant" history, the download to laptop, the app, the all-purpose mobile. How has this technology changed our perception, our lived experience, of history? What is the role of commemoration, parade, holiday, festival or statuary in the writing of history?

The different modes by which we see and understand history, flow and counter-flow, nevertheless come back to certain basics.

One asks whether we deceive ourselves in always asking for some grand narrative. Can there only be one narrator or is history by necessity a colloquium, contested ground? Is national history a myth? And history-writing itself: is it actually a form of fiction, an artifice which flatters to deceive? What, exactly, is a historical fact?

This conference, we hope, will address these perspectives and others that connect and arise.

***Conference Programme

As well as being a great opportunity for meeting and interacting with some of the biggest names in the fields of Media, Communication & Film and Arts & Humanities, IAFOR's conferences create an intellectually challenging but friendly environment for the presentation and nurturing of new ideas, encouraging the research synergies that drive new developments and create new knowledge.

Speakers at The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2017 include:

Professor Anne Boddington – Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, University of Brighton, UK
Professor Donald E. Hall – Lehigh University, USA

Further speakers for The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2017 will be announced in the coming months.

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***About IAFOR

To learn more about IAFOR, please visit our website at www.iafor.org. For enquiries please contact euromedia@iafor.org.

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