Communication History Division


History is among the most well-established themes in the study of communication. Recent years have witnessed an intensification of this interest in history. Those doing historical work in communication now have a designated home.


This year’s ICA conference will be held in Washington, DC, USA, from May 24 to 28, 2019. See the Communication History Division call for papers, which includes division-specific instructions for full paper, panel, interactive poster, and roundtable submissions.


CHD is sponsoring a preconference on “The Long History of Modern Surveillance” on May 24 in Washington, DC, bringing together scholars from diverse research traditions and from around the world to illuminate the long history of modern surveillance.