XXV IAMHIST Conference: Childhood and the Media

Department of History of Art and Film, University of Leicester, UK

17-20 July 2013

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Jeffrey Richards, Department of History, Lancaster University: ‘Sabu and the child star in British cinema’
  • Professor Maire Messenger Davies, Centre for Media Research, University of Ulster: ‘Representing Children’

Special guests

  • Bob Baker, writer for Sky, King of the Castle, Inside the Labyrinth and Doctor Who.
  • John Muto, production designer of Home Alone.

Special events

  • Prix Jeunesse Suitcase Screening
  • Journal editors' panel
  • Postgraduate Student Lunch
  • Book launch: Projecting Tomorrow: Science Fiction and Popular Cinema
  • IAMHIST General Assembly Meeting


All parallel panels, plenaries and keynotes will take place in the Ken Edwards Building (maps and directions). This building is well signposted and there will be 'IAMHIST Conference' signage on campus. Note that the main entrance to the building is on the first floor rather than the ground floor. LT1 is Lecture Theatre 1 (inside the main entrance on the right hand side), while the other rooms are seminar rooms in the same building: third floor for rooms prefixed 3-- and fifth floor for rooms prefixed 5--.

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