Coinciding with the centenary of the German film company UFA (1917-2017), the Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin is hosting a two-day symposium on the “empire” that Ufa created in the ‘Third Reich’ era. The two-day symposium is organised on May 11 and 12. IAMHIST board members David Culbert, Tobias Hochscherf and Roel Van de Winkel will each present. The program can be found HERE.
As Katharina Niemeyer will be HJFRT book review editor from July 2017 on, IAMHIST seeks a new webmaster and online community manager who could begin her/his work after the IAMHIST Paris conference.
– a scholar or media practitioner who is interested in media history/media and history and in IAMHIST-activities (www.IAMHIST.org).
– you should be available for at least two years
– you are very familiar with WordPress, Twitter, Facebook and other social online media
– you are fluent in English
– you are in touch with a number of networks in the fields of media studies, media history, history …
– you are reliable and communicative
– you will be affiliated to the IAMHIST council during two years (http://IAMHIST.org/about-us/IAMHIST-council/) and you will be invited to the council meetings.
– you will receive free IAMHIST membership during 2 years, http://IAMHIST.org/membership/)
– you will receive a small stipend per year
– you will build a wide network in the field of media and history/media history
Information and what you would have to do
– On average, being webmaster and community manager means up to 3 cumulated hours of work per week (sometimes more, sometimes less; also depending on special events etc.).
– You are of course free to divide your own time, but it is important to be flexible and available when it comes to special or important IAMHIST events (deadline reminder, prize announcements etc.).
– There is a transition period of two months during which the former and the new online community manager will work together.
– Register to several newsletters related to media history and media studies and filtering the announcements you receive by selecting those that are relevant for IAMHIST
– At least 1-2 times per month: Posting calls for papers, interesting publications, open positions etc. on the IAMHIST website (those filtered from the newsletters or those you receive from colleagues via mail)
– posting special IAMHIST events in exchange with the council members (masterclass, conferences etc.)
– updating the website in general (new members, council members, IAMHIST events etc.) in exchange with council members
– answering/forwarding mails received via the IAMHIST contact form on the website
– give input about the online strategy of IAMHIST to the council
– present an annual website and community management report for the council meeting
– special community management during IAMHIST events: shares on Facebook or tweets
– co-administration of the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/IAMHIST/)
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a mail with a short motivation statement and CV to:
IAMHIST.firstname.lastname@example.org / Deadline: May 15th, 2017.
"Not your Mama’s Movement" (in French: "De Paris a Ferguson : coupables d'être noirs"), 2015 My name is Rokhaya Diallo, and I am a French Activist and Journalist who hasbeen fighting for racial, gender and religious equality. In 2005, the deaths of two innocent French young men of color, Zyed Benna and Bouna Traoré, inspired my stand against the racial oppression plaguing French society. Dissimilar to the United States, the victims of French police brutality are sorely neglected by the media and unnoticed on a global scale. I am committed to changing this. In the U.S, the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's murderer, and the failure to hold white policemen responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner triggered indignation across America. The ensuing demonstrations ushered in a new generation of Black activists. Mobilizing behind the #BlackLivesMatter campaign, social networks have become the battleground for challenging power structures, policies, prejudices and attitudes. Viewing America's racial turmoil from a foreign lens, I wanted to meet these new emblematic leaders of the African American community. Traveling to Ferguson for the anniversary of Mike Brown's death, I was introduced by American activist Rahiel Tesfamariam, founder of Urban Cusp, to the leaders of Hands Up United and other torchbearers for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Together we drew parallels between the racial struggles in the U.S. and France and devised visionary solutions to ameliorate the global Black condition.
Rokhaya Diallo, French journalist, writer and filmmaker, is widely recognized for her work in favor of racial, gender and religious equality. She is a BET-France host and has produced and/or directed documentaries, TV and radio programs. She published: Racism: a guide, France Belongs to Us; France: One and Multicultural and How to talk to kids about racism. She recently published a graphic novel “Pari(s) d’Amies” and released Afro! featuring Afro-Parisians who choose natural hairstyles. Rokhaya launched her global bilingual blog RokMyWorld Today, she lives between Paris and New York and continues her social activism while being a speaker around the world.