The Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference – co-sponsored by the American Journalism Historians Association and the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication – is accepting submissions for its 2024 conference, which will to be held in person on March 15 in College Park, Md.

The one-day, interdisciplinary conference welcomes faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars researching the history of journalism and mass communication, including advertising and public relations. Topics from all geographic areas and time periods are welcome, as are all methodologies. The joint conference offers a welcoming environment in which participants can explore new ideas, garner feedback on their work, and meet colleagues from around the world interested in mass communication history.

When: Friday, March 15, 2024, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern (U.S.) Time

Where:  Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Knight Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, Md. 20742

Registration fee: $80, including boxed lunch. Free for graduate students, with optional boxed lunch at $30.

Proposals for paper presentations, research-in-progress presentations, or panels are all welcome. Your proposal should detail your presentation topic and offer a compelling rationale for why the research would interest an interdisciplinary community of scholars.

Papers are completed research studies. The paper should be attached to the submission (as a PDF or Microsoft Word document), and include an abstract of up to 500 words.

Research-in-Progress (RIP) proposals are projects currently underway and that could benefit from collegial feedback. An RIP submission is an abstract of up to 500 words.

Panels are pre-constituted presentations from multiple scholars working on similar topics or using similar methodological approaches. Panels generally consist of three to four scholars. To submit a panel proposal, please include an overview of the panel along with abstracts for each of the individual projects/presentations. The overview and the individual abstracts may each be up to 500 words.

Submissions should be emailed to Please remove any identifying information from your paper or abstract, and attach it to your email as a PDF or Microsoft Word document. In the body of your email, please include your name, preferred email address, institutional affiliation, and title/rank (if applicable). If you are submitting a panel proposal, please include that information for all panel participants.

The deadline for proposal submissions is 10 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.) Friday, Jan. 19, 2024. Authors will be notified as to whether their proposals were accepted no later than Feb. 12, 2024.

Please direct questions to one of the conference co-chairs:

Ray Begovich, University of Indianapolis,

Theresa Russell-Loretz, Millersville University,

Rob Wells, University of Maryland,

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