The History Section aims to encourage and support historical research on media and communication. The Section emphasises media history and the historical relations between the media and politics and a variety of perspectives on the globalisation of communication since the 19th century. Members are interested in work that foregrounds the role of communication technologies and applications in social formation and historical change, including critiques of perspectives that see today’s information societies as emerging out of a clear break with the past.
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The 2008 IAMCR Congress will be held in Stockholm from July 20 to 25, 2008. The overall congress theme is “Media and Global Divides”. Although this topic could be seen as a reflection of the contemporary world it also has an historical dimension since various kinds of communication divides have existed in earlier times.