Symposium on the History of Newspapers and Serials during the 17th and 18th Centuries

The editors of the journal Media History are holding a one day symposium at which issues relating to the history of newspapers and other serials, during the 17th and 18th centuries, will be discussed. The event will be held on Tuesday 9th September at King’s College, London and will provide an opportunity for specialists in a range of areas to discuss ideas and strategies with an invited audience of not more about twenty-five people who themselves have some relevant research experience.

The papers, with their provisional titles will be given by:
  • Dr Michael Harris, Birkbeck College, University of London: ‘A structure for research in London newspapers ca. 1680-1720’.
  • Dr Jason McElligott, Marsh’s Library, Dublin: ‘The poor relation? Writing the history of the Irish newspaper in the long eighteenth century.'
  • Dr Noah Moxham, University of St Andrews: ‘Science in 17th century serials’.
  • Professor Joad Raymond, Queen Mary College, University of London: ‘17th-century news networks’

The purpose of the day is to encourage discussion about the subject in a group of specialists small enough for the exchanges to be detailed and productive.

There is no registration fee for the event, and tea and coffee will be provided. Registration will be from 9.30 and the papers will start at The day will be finished by 4.30pm. The venue is:
Kings College London, Virginia Woolf Building, 22 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NR. The room details will be forwarded nearer the date.

If you can attend, please email Tom O’Malley, at by 18th of August.

We would very much like to have your input at the event. We would be grateful if you could let us know whether you can attend.

Organised by the Media History Journal -