Call for proposals: Hands On History

We seek proposals for a small number of original essays to include in Hands On History, an edited collection focusing on practical and embodied approaches to the history of media technology.

The collection explores the relevance of the new methodology of hands on history to the study of media. Forging links between the diverse fields of media studies, history of technology, and media archaeology, this collection brings together current practices in museums and academic research into hands on history in the fields of image-based media. These range across:

  • computer games,
  • photographic history,
  • television and film,
  • professional and domestic practices,
  • industrial production,
  • leisure activities.

We seek proposals for essays of between 5,500 and 6,500 words in length. They may be on Any subject which relates to “hands on” research or practice around the image-based media, broadly defined. The editors will be very happy to discuss and develop proposals in advance of submission.

The collection is under contract with Routledge and will be delivered to the publisher in 2018.

Please send enquiries or a short (approx. 200 words) proposal, along with a CV or resumé, to nick.hall@rhul.ac.uk no later than 10 July 2017. The deadline for submission of accepted proposals will be 13 November 2017.

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