Conference Programme - Newspaper and Periodical History Forum

Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland
Fourth Conference, 18-19 November 2011
‘Writing the Press into History’
National Library of Ireland, Dublin
Friday 18 November
Session 1
War & Words
Dr Chiara Chini, University of Florence: The Italian Perspective on the Irish War of
Dr Stephanie Seul, University of Bremen: International Press Responses to German antiSemitism during the Weimar Republic, 1918-33 – A Transnational Perspective
David Reid, Trinity College, Dublin: The Representation of the Tithe War in Nationalist &
Conservative Papers, 1830-38
Session 2
News Supply & Effects
James O’Donnell, National University of Ireland, Galway: The Foundation of the Press
Association: Creating an Established Network of News Supply in Britain & Ireland in the
19th and 20th Centuries
Pol Dalmau Palet, European University Institute: From Opinion to Information: The Case of
‘Le Vanguardia’ and the Transformation of the 19th Century Spanish Press
Céline Lambert, Université de Franche-Comté: The Doxic use of History in Editorials
Session 3
The Press & History
Prof. Teresa Jo Styles, North Carolina A & T State University, USA: Writing Press History
Prof. Debra Reddin van Tuyll, Augusta State University: Writing the Press into American
Civil War History
Keynote Address: Prof. Chris Morash, National University of Ireland, Maynooth – Thinking
Spatially about Newspaper History
Reception & Conference Dinner
Saturday 19 November
Session 4
War Correspondents
Prof. Brian Cathcart, Kingston University London: Peter Finnerty, Pioneer War
Dr Maurice Walsh, Kingston University London: Denis Johnston, War Correspondent 19421945
Michael Foley, Dublin Institute of Technology: Edmund O’Donovan: War Correspondent
Session 5
Dr Ida Milne, Trinity College Dublin: Pandemic Influenza in the News
McKayla Sutton, Marquette University, USA: ‘An Angel, a Beauty and a Cook’: The
Newspaper Campaign Promoting the Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme to Irish Women
Dr Kenneth L. Shonk, University Wisconsin-Superior, USA: I’m Glad I’m Not Beautiful!
The Women’s Page in the Irish Press, 1931-37
Session 6
Press & Politics
Dr Simon Potter, University of Bristol: Researching Transnational History using Digital
Newspaper Archives
Dr Patrick Maume, DIB: Enemy of empire: J.J. O’Kelly’s commentaries on foreign affairs
for the Irish Daily Independent in the 1890s
James Curry, Trinity College Dublin: ‘More than any Strikes have ever Achieved?’
Evaluating the Legacy of James Larkin’s Irish Worker Newspaper, 1911-14
Conference sponsored by: National Library of Ireland, the Irish Times & Gale Cengage
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