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Print, politics and publishing: the role of the provincial press
Fri 21 July 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
This one-day conference considers politics (of all flavours) and the provincial press from the early modern to present day.
TICKETS: £30 (or £15 students) to include lunch and refreshments, payable in advance.
Dr Ian Cawood, Newman University, Birmingham’s Satirical Periodicals in the age of Chamberlain;
Gail Chester, Independent Scholar, The influence of provincial publications in the radical movements of the 1960s-90s;
Tor Clark, De Montfort University in Leicester, The Local Democratic Deficit – how the decline of the regional press has impacted on coverage of local government in the UK;
Judith Davies, PhD Student, University of Birmingham, George Walters, Dudley’s radical printer;
Dr Catherine Ferris, Dublin Institute of Technology, The Freeman’s Journal, Evening Packet and Saunders’s News-Letter: Musical Identities, Political Identities;
Duncan Frankis, PhD Student, University of Birmingham, That Nefarious Newspaper: The Dublin Evening Post, 1789-1794;
Prof Matthew Grenby, University of Newcastle, ‘Ye lovers of freedom, attend to my song’: Eighteenth-Century Election Ballads in Newcastle upon Tyne;
Rachel Hobbs, PhD Student, University of Birmingham, Birmingham’s Biographers: Three Late-Victorian Histories And The Promotion of Civic Identity;
Dr Lisa Peters, Chester University, Getting the boss elected to Parliament: the political campaigns of the Wrexham Guardian;
Susan Thomas, PhD Student, University of Birmingham, ‘Munchausen Unmasked’? George Edmonds versus The Monthly Argus;
Helen Williams, PhD Student, Edinburgh Napier University, ‘Mr O’Connor, famous Chartist, visits town': reporting Chartism in south west Scotland;
Dr. Paul Wilson, University of Leeds, Hopeful words and the neighbourly order of the world.