Each ICA division and interest group is programming an ‘extended session’ for Phoenix, designed to run two-and-half-hours and to feature a non-traditional format. The CHIG extended session, ‘Innovative Methods in Communication History: A Workshop,’ is designed to showcase and circulate innovative methods being used by historians of communication. The workshop will feature three rounds of short presentations (5 to 7 minutes), followed in each round by a 20-minute breakout session. Presenters will provide a brief overview of their methods, including concrete examples. In the breakout sessions, presenters will spread out to assigned stations, where attendees will have the chance to ask questions and, when relevant, to view narrated demonstrations. We are excited about the potential of this new format in general, and the methods showcase in particular.

See the CHIG [call for papers](/arizona-2012/cfp-2012/) for submission details.