Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland
Inaugural Conference, 31 October-1 November 2008
New Directions for Press History in Ireland
NUI Galway
Friday 31 October
Session 1
Dr Regina Ui Chollatáin, School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics, UCD
– Fact and Fiction: Crossing boundaries in Gaelic print journalism post-1795
Jeremy Cresswell, University of Ulster – Printing Paddy in the provinces: the Irish in New
Zealand cartoond and the newspaper industry of the 1860s
Una Ni Bhromeil, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick – Re/presenting ethnicity – the
perspective of the Irish American press, 1914-18
Session 2
John Horgan, Emeritus Professor, School of Communications, DCU – El Gran Corresponsal
de Guerra”: Francis McCullagh, 1874-1956
Robert Brazeau, University of Alberta – On Supplements and Supplementarity: Jacques
Derrida Circa 1828
Session 3
Maurice Walsh – The Irish Revolution and the Crisis of the British Press after the First World
War
Keynote address: James Curran, Goldsmith’s College, University of London – New
Directions in Media History
Reception & Conference Dinner
Saturday 1 November
Session 4
Patrick Maume, Dictionary of Irish Biography – Stand by the Ancient Laws: The Dublin
Evening Mail and Irish Conservatism in the era of Gladstone and Parnell
Niamh O’Sullivan, NCAD – Illustrating Journalism
Session 5
Michael de Nie, University of West Georgia – The Irish Press and Empire
Matthew Potter, IRCHSS Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Limerick – Keeping an Eye on
the Tsar: Frederick Potter and the Skibbereen Eagle
Session 6
Caroline Connolly, DCU – The Connacht Tribune and Mr T.J.W. Kenny, 1909-1940
James O’Donnell, NUIG – Reporting the South African War in County Clare, 1899-1902:
newsgathering and editorial comment
Martin Molony, DCU – W. J. Lawrence: an Irish Freelance Journalist of the early Twentieth
Century
AGM
Conference sponsored by: National Library of Ireland & NUI Galway
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Conference Programme - Newspaper and Periodical History Forum