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The Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference (JJCHC)  is co-sponsored by the American Journalism Historians Association and the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. It is held in New York City at the NYU Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute. 

This one-day interdisciplinary conference, held in mid-March,  welcomes scholars and graduate students with an interest in journalism or communication history. Innovative research and ideas from all areas of journalism and communication history and from all time periods. It offers participants the chance to explore new ideas, garner feedback on their work, and meet colleagues from around the world interested in journalism and communication history in a welcoming environment.

Research, research-in-progress, and panel proposals are all welcome. Your proposal should include a 500-word abstract detailing your presentation topic and a compelling rationale as to why your research would interest an interdisciplinary community of scholars. The Call for Papers is issued in the early fall with November and January due dates and acceptance advice within a few weeks. Proposals must be submitted via

In 2017, JJCHC is introducing a new scholarly working group concept called “Up to Ten in a Den.” These round-table meetings are designed to foster intimate conversation among peers working with similar theories, ideas, or methods, or in related subject areas. Scholars are encouraged to propose meetings of any time length during the conference day with up to ten participants.

For more information, contact conference co-coordinators Nicholas Hirshon or Brooke Kroeger

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