XXVth IAMHIST CONFERENCE, CHILDHOOD AND THE MEDIA, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER (UK), 17-20 JULY 2013
Papers are invited for the biennial IAMHIST (International Association of Media and History) Congress, to be held at the University of Leicester, UK, on the theme of ‘Childhood and the Media’. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
Child actors and stars: e.g. Shirley Temple, Sabu, Jodie Foster (including what becomes of child actors when they are no longer children).
Representations of childhood in film, radio and television including both real (e.g. Ann Frank) and fictional (e.g. Harry Potter).
Children in classic cinema: e.g. Bicycle Thieves, the Apu films.
Adapting children’s fiction: e.g. The Railway Children, The Princess Diaries
Childhood and film-makers’ autobiographies: e.g. François Truffaut, Terence Davies.
Nostalgia and childhood: adults remembering film, radio and television.
Film, radio and television ‘made for children’: e.g. the Children’s Film Foundation, Walt Disney, children’s television drama, cartoons.
Educational film, radio and television programming: e.g. Play School, Sesame Street and their international equivalents.
Exhibition practices: e.g. children’s matinees, film clubs, tie-in publications.
Juvenile audiences and reception studies of children’s media.
Research into the effects of the mass media on children.
Children and media censorship in national and international contexts.