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June 20, 2023, 9:30 AM - June 22, 2023, 3:00 PM

Montréal, Canada

Welcome to the 2023 IAMHIST conference FUTURE [of] ARCHIVES

20-22 June, 2023 in Montreal at the Université du Québec à Montréal, downtown Montreal. The conference will take place at the Coeur des sciences/Metro: Station Place-Des-Arts (

The International Association for Media and History is an organization of scholars, filmmakers, broadcasters and archivists dedicated to historical inquiry into film, radio, television, and other related media.

Archives have always played a fundamental role in research and creation, especially in film and media studies. By their form and content, archives not only foreground questions around alternative historiographies and the shaping of memory and remembrance, but they also invite reflection on forgetting and erasure. From censorship to emancipation, archives are often sources and grounds for debate, power games and struggles, as they can be both objects of censorship as well as sources and avenues of emancipation. They are not only sites of memory, but also places and signs of social and cultural change. 

Since the advent of digital tools and the Web, academic interest in archives has increased, and the very concept of archives has been questioned, debated and redefined. 

This conference puts into focus these transformations by highlighting their undiscovered spots, especially in relation to their accessibility and ecological dimensions. How do existing archival institutions, associations or private collectors and archivists cope with technological and media transformations? What are the current and future challenges for archival research? What kind of "new" archives can be imagined and created in relation to the transformations of technology and media?

Promoters of plural knowledge, IAMHIST 2023 explores these questions by incorporating into its program not only academic research on media archives but also contributions dealing directly with the institutional use of archives in society at large as well as artistic performances. 



Wanignon Aidjinou (Université du Québec à Montréal/Université Grenoble Alpes)

Pierre Barrette (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Sylvain Brosset (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Coraline Bouleau (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Llewella Chapman (University of East Anglia)

Corine Dufresne-Deslières (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Sarah Heussaf (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Véronique Morin (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Katharina Niemeyer (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Ola Siebert (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Florence Tremablay (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Dominique Trudel (Audencia Business School)

Celina Van Dembroucke (Université du Québec à Montréal)


Scientific Committee

Charles Acland (Concordia University)

Camila Arêas (Université de la Réunion)

Gabriele Balbi (Università della Svizzera italiana)

Gracen Brilmyer (McGill University)

Jennifer Carter (Université du Québec à Montréal)

François Dansereau (McGill University)

Talitha Ferraz (Universidade Federal Fluminense)

Jean-François Gauvin (Université Laval)

André Habib (Université de Montréal)

Aleksandra Kaminska (Université de Montréal)

Amy Malek (Oklahoma State University)

Eugenia Mitchelstein (Universidad de San Andrés)

Shin Mizukoshi (Kansai University, 関西大学)

Caroline Muller (Université de Rennes)

Zamansele Nsele (The University of Johannesburg/University of California, Berkeley)

Viva Paci (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Valentina Pricopie (Academia Română)

Elena Razlogova (Concordia University)

Maria Rikitianskaia (Regent’s University London)

François Robinet (Université Paris-Saclay)

Annie Rudd (University of Calgary)

Luis Vargas Santiago (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Valérie Schafer (Université du Luxembourg)

Annaëlle Winand (Université Laval)

Anna Żeglińska (Uniwersytet Gdański)



Event Starts:   June 20, 2023, 9:30 AM
Event Ends:   June 22, 2023, 3:00 PM
UQAM - Pavillon Sherbrooke (SH) 200, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, Canada
UQAM - Pavillon Judith Jasmin (J) 405, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montréal, Canada
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