Sunday, November 13, 2011

Call for papers: News in Early Modern Europe

University of Sussex, 5th-7th June 2012,

The Centre for Early Modern Studies at the University of Sussex is to host a multi-disciplinary postgraduate conference on the subject of News in Early Modern Europe. We invite proposals for individual papers of 20 minutes or panels of up to three speakers that address any aspect of this theme. Although the conference is particularly directed towards postgraduates, we welcome scholars at all levels of their career.

Plenary speakers include: Joad Raymond (University of East Anglia), Andrew Pettegree (University of St Andrews).

Please send abstracts of papers (of no more than 200 words) or panel theme with list of speakers and abstracts to Simon Davies ( by 31st January 2012.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

News in print

Manuscript news

The changes in news reporting across the period

Reading the news

Politics in the news

Religion in the news

Censorship and regulation

News and the state

Sermons and the delivery of news

News and the stage

News ballads

News from capital to provinces / from city to country

The international exchange of news

The reporting of new ideas and discoveries

Sensational news

The consumption of news across genders

Specialist news

Coteries and news networks

Secrecy vs sharing

Private vs public

Current events in literature

News and credit

The relationship between news and history

Digital approaches to working with early modern news


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