At the Crossroads of Modernity: Newspapers as miscellany from the 1880s - event schedule

At the Crossroads of Modernity: Newspapers as miscellany from the 1880s is a symposium hosted by the Centre for the Study of Journalism and History. The event is open to academic staff from Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities. Take a look at the full schedule of talks below.

A pile of newspapers

9 - 9.15 am - Arrival and Welcome

9.15 - 10.45 am - Session 1: Technology, the visual and media interactions

Conner Scott (Sheffield), Newsreels as miscellany: ephemeral media, cinemagoing, and cultural democratisation in inter-war Britain’

Sophy Antrobus (KCL), ‘Eyes on the Prize: Aerial competitions and newspapers in the early 20th Century’

Tom Rice (St Andrews), Learn All About It: The Daily Mail, Filmstrips and Post-War Visual Education

10.45 - 11.05 am - Break

11.05 - 12.30pm -Session 2: Miscellany and popular politics

Henry Holborn (Edge Hill), ‘Racism in the local press – Locality, race, and anti-alienism 1917-1926’

Christopher Shoop-Worrall (UCFB), ‘Election Events for Everyone – Roll up, Roll up: Popular Press, Politics, and Performance’

Jamie Lee Jenkins (Radboud), ‘The Voice of the People? The Tabloid Press as a Pacesetter for Democratization in Postwar Britain’

12.30 - 1.30pm - Lunch

1.30 - 2.30pm - Plenary

2.30-3.45pm - Session 3: Miscellany and editorial strategy

Artemis Alexiou (York St John) ‘Intermediality and the Late Nineteenth-Century Feminist Periodical: The Women’s Penny PaperWoman’s Herald (27 Oct. 1888– 23 Apr. 1892)’

Mark Hampton (Lingnan), ‘Crosswords for the Cause: Fascist Miscellany in Combat, ca. 1958-1967’

Boris Beck, Stela Lechpammer and Igor Weidlich (Zagreb), ‘Content and functional styles of the news on the back page of Croatian daily newspapers from 1960 to 2010’

3.45 - 4.00pm - Break

4 - 5.30pm - Session 4: Identity, place and meaning

Caroline Jones (Derby), ‘Sensationalism in the provinces: tabloid culture and the construction of local identities in the late nineteenth-century British regional press’

Jasper Heeks (KCL), ‘Keyword search: unlocking nineteenth century newspapers and their miscellaneousness’

Elizabeth Rawlinson-Mills (Cambridge), ‘“Dismal twaddle”? Newspaper poets on the newspaper poets of the South African War, 1899-1902’

5.30 - Close

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