Further Details

Where to stay?

There are plenty of hotels in New Orleans close to the National WWII museum. If you don’t want to stay in the city centre, we can recommend a hotel on St. Charles Street between “Washington” and “Martin Luther King Drive”. The best value for money is a charming guest house called “Creole Gardens” (415 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, telephone: ++1-504-569-8700, website: http://creolegardens.com, rooms are available from $ 89 including breakfast).

How to get about?

From the hotels/guest house you can easily walk to the city centre and the museum. From Creole Gardens it is a less-than-ten-minute walk. The most authentic way to get to the city centre is by the iconic street car on St. Charles. For this you need the exact fare as no change is given ($3 for a day pass, $1.25 for a single ticket). Get off at Lee Circle for the museum.

Where to go for drinks?

If you do not want to get in the midst of buzzing night life in New Orleans, you may stay for some local bar food and craft beers on St. Charles. We can recommend “Samuel’s Blind Pelican” and “The Avenue Pub”.

Movie nerds arriving early?

The “Prytania Theatre” (5339 Prytania Street, New Orleans, 70115) is a gem. On Sundays and Wednesdays it will show classics at 10 a.m. (“A Nostalgic Kind of Theatre Experience”) – everything from 1960s James Bond to Alfred Hitchcock and Ida Lupino!

Masterclass & Symposium Programme





IAMHIST 2018 Masterclass and Symposium

January 10-13, 2018

The National WWII Museum – 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130


Day 1: Wednesday, January 10th – Museum Public Program “Destination Casablanca by Meredith Hindley”

5:00 pm American Sector Happy Hour and Early Bird Dinner (at own expense)

6:00 pm Author introduction of film “Casablanca”

6:15 pm Screening of Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, USA 1942, 102 mins.)

8:00 pm Author comments on book and film with Q&A

8:15 pm Book Signing

Day 2: Thursday, January 11th – Masterclass

9:00 – 9:15 am Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:30 am Session 1

11:00 – 11:15 am Coffee/Tea

11:15 am – 12:45 pm Session 2

12:45 – 2:00 pm Lunch by American Sector Catering

2:00 – 3:30 pm  Session 3

3:30 – 4:00 pm  Coffee/Tea

4:00 – 5:30 pm  Session 4

5:30 – 6:00 pm Concluding Remarks

6:00 – 7:00 pm  Round Table Discussion: What can IAMHIST or the National WW2 Museum offer to students at Master and PhD level?

Day 3: Friday, January 12th – One-Day Symposium “Winning Peace: Reconstruction and Democratization after WWII 

08:30 – 08:45 am: Opening Remarks

08:45 – 10:30 am Session 1 – Re-education and Social Engineering from the end of WWII to the Postwar Years

Chair: Leen Engelen (KU Leuven, Belgium)

08:45 – 09:05 am Emily Oliver (Warwick University, UK): “From Liberators to Occupiers: The Projection of Britain on the BBC German Service following World War II”

09:05 – 09:25 am Harald Leder (LSU): “Soldiers as Educators? The GYA: Army Assistance to German Youth Activities in Nuremberg”

09:25 – 09:45 am James Chapman (University of Leicester): “Humphrey Jennings and Reconstruction Documentaries about Britain (A Diary for Timothy) and Germany (A Defeated People).

09:45-10:05 am Tomoyuki Sasaki (College of William & Mary): “Democracy, Law, and Imperialism: Thoughts on American Bases in Postwar Japan”

10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee/Tea

10:45 am – 12:30 pm Session 2 – Redrawing the Boundaries in the Early Cold War

Chair: Katharina Niemeyer (UQAM, Canada)

10:45 – 11:05 am Günther Bischof (University of New Orleans): “Selling the European Recovery Program: The Marshallplan’s Use of Modern Media“

11:05 – 11:25 am David Ellwood (Johns Hopkins): “The Marshall Plan’s special propaganda effort in Italy“

11:25 – 11:45 pm Tobias Hochscherf (Univ. of Applied Sciences Kiel, Germany): “Between Profits and Cold War Politics: The Big Lift (1950) and Hollywood’s German Charm Offensive”

11:45 – 12:05 pm Jan Uelzmann (Georgia Institute of Technology): “Staging     Democracy in Postwar West Germany: Governmental PR Films and the Democratic Imaginary, 1953-1963”

12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch by American Sector Catering

1:30 – 3:00 pm  Session 3 – Researching and Presenting History

Chair: Paul Lesch (CNA, Luxemburg)

1:30 – 1:50 pm Rob Citino (National WWII Museum): “How to Exhibit Democratization and Peace in a War Museum to the General Public?

1:50 – 2:10 pm Nick Cull (Univ. of Southern California): “Made in Germany: the occupation/reconstruction as a formative experience for American Public Diplomacy“

2:10 – 2:30 pm Lora Vogt (National World War I Museum and Memorial): “Remembering War without Eye Witnesses”

3:00 – 4:00 pm  Tour of The National WWII Museum

4:00 – 6:00 pm  Screening of Beyond all Boundaries at 4 pm (please be there 5 minutes before the screening!)

6:00 – 7:00 pm Happy Hour Mixer at the American Sector

Call for Papers: IAMHIST Masterclass 2018

The International Association for Media and History and National World War II Museum, New Orleans

IAMHIST Master Class on Media and History


One day symposium: “Winning Peace: Reconstruction and Democratization after WWII

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Friday, 12 January 2018

Location: National World War II Museum (New Orleans, LS)


Are you a graduate or doctoral student, post-doc, or young professional currently working on a project in which you engage issues concerning historical film, radio or television or issues in media history? Are you interested in presenting your project to a small group of experts and peers? Then this master-class of the International Association for Media and History may be just what you are looking for. The master class deliberately has a broad scope, including any research in the field of media and history. But as this is a pre-conference event for a one-day symposium on “Winning Peace: Reconstruction and Democratization after WWII 12 January 2018, proposals in this field are especially welcomed.

Participants are expected to give a short introduction to their project and to prepare some central questions for discussion. Senior members of IAMHIST will engage with your project and discuss sources and strategies for developing it further. Maximum 10 proposals will be accepted.

The day is designed to be a small-scale networking event for emerging scholars and media professionals and an opportunity to engage with leaders in the field in a less formal setting than an academic conference. There is no charge for attendance and lunch and an evening cocktail are included. Participants are expected to  attend both the master class and the one-day conference.

To apply for this event, send a 300 word proposal of your project and one paragraph bio to IAMHIST board member Leen Engelen (leen. engelen @ kuleuven.be). Deadline is 31 October 2017.

IAMHIST has a small number of stipends available to contribute towards the cost of attending for those accepted to deliver papers at the IAMHIST Masterclass without institutional support. Please contact Leen Engelen for further details.

To find out more about the International Association for Media and History or to become a member, visit the website at www.iamhist.org or join us on Facebook.


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