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Cfp : Newspapers and Periodicals in Britain & Ireland, 1641–1800

Call for Papers

Newspapers and Periodicals in Britain & Ireland, 1641–1800

7–9 September 2016
University College Dublin, Ireland

An inter-disciplinary conference organised by Dr Geoff Kemp (Auckland) and Professor Jason McElligott (Dublin)


Areas of interest

Proposals are welcomed for 20 minute papers which address any of the following areas in Britain and/or Ireland between 1641 and 1800:

  •  Individual publications of note; important/significant editors/owners/journalists.
  •  Thematic overviews, particularly ones that examine concepts such as the public sphere, definitions of the press, or the political economy of the press.
  • Assessments of regional and national identity, including the role of publications in articulating ethnic and gendered identities.
  • The movement of print information across space and time
  • Print and media networks and communication structures
  • Digital futures and possibilities
  • Contextualisations of print media as shaped by technological, political and cultural forces
  • Readers and readership
  • Patterns of migration and national, regional, global communication exchanges
  • Analyses of newspaper and periodical publishing in specific cities or regions
  • The newspaper and periodical press as a physical artifact
  • Aspects of visual culture, including graphic design, illustration and technological developments
  • The commodification and professionalisation of journalism and the periodical press
  • Advertising and commercialisation
  • Collectors and collections

How to submit a proposal

Proposals of 300 words (maximum) for 20-minute presentations are invited which engage with the themes of the conference. Please also include a short biography of a maximum of 70 to 100 words. Both proposal and biography should be combined in one document and attached to your email submission as either a Word document or PDF file.
Proposals should be emailed to <> by close of business on Monday, 29 February 2016.
Successful applicants will be notified by email on Monday, 14 March 2016.


This conference is the last in a series of three events which are intended to map current research in British and Irish press history. The first event, on the twentieth century, was hosted by Sheffield University’s Centre for Journalism Studies in September 2014. The second conference, on the nineteenth century, was held in the University of Edinburgh in September 2015.
Like its predecessors, this conference in UCD will contribute to the commissioning of a three-volume overview of British and Irish newspaper and periodical history. The work, commissioned by Edinburgh University Press, will be under the general editorship of Professor Martin Conboy (Sheffield), Professor David Finkelstein (Edinburgh), Dr Geoff Kemp (Auckland) and Professor Jason McElligott (Dublin).

Exposition virtuelle : L’Etat de l’Irlande 1640-1830

Dans les quelque neuf cents ouvrages en anglais du Service du Livre ancien de l’Université de Poitiers, cent soixante-deux traitent de l’Irlande. Ils ont été publiés entre 1643 et 1800. Une cinquantaine de ces ouvrages ont été sélectionnés pour l’exposition « L’état de l’Irlande 1640-1830 ». Ils traitent de sujets touchant à la politique économique et à l’économie politique et abordent des sujets variés, qui vont des décisions régulant l’imposition et la taxation au moment de la guerre civile en Angleterre entre parlementaires et royalistes (1643) à un traité sur les considérations sur l’état de l’Irlande au moment de l’incorporation politique (1801). Exposition Virtuelle

Crédits: Philippe Cauvet, Pascale Drouet, Susan Finding, Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber, enseigants-chercheurs en études anglophones à la Faculté des Lettres et Langues et membres des groupes de recherche MIMMOC et FORELL, Anne-Sophie Durozoy, Conservateur, Fonds ancien, Service commun de documentation, Université de Poitiers, ainsi que les étudiants du Master 2 esDoc.

Conference “Jonathan SWIFT 350”, Dublin 2017

“Jonathan Swift 350”, Dublin 2017

A conference to mark the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift will be held between 7-9 June 2017 in Trinity College Dublin. The conference patrons are:

Patrick Prendergast, Provost, Trinity College Dublin

Victor Stacey, Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

James V. Lucey, Director, St Patrick’s Medical Health Services, Dublin

Mary E. Daly, President, Royal Irish Academy.


The conference, entitled “Jonathan Swift 350”, will form part of the wider Dublin Celebration of the 350th Anniversary of Swift’s birth that will include events and/or exhibitions at Marsh’s Library, Dublin City Libraries and other venues, as well as an exhibition of Swiftiana mounted by the Library of Trinity College Dublin.

The conference organizers expect to invite three or four plenary speakers; there will also be sessions and round tables for other participants, and social gatherings.

A formal Call for Papers for the conference will be issued early in 2016. Meanwhile, those who would like to present a 20-minute paper or organize a panel (3 x 20 minute papers) are invited to contact the organizers, by email, to indicate interest. Papers on the general topic of Swift and Ireland would be particularly welcome. 200-word proposals will be due in the summer of 2016 and a list of papers accepted will be published, with the conference timetable and the names of Plenary Speakers, early in 2017.

Aileen Douglas             Andrew Carpenter                    Ian Campbell Ross

Trinity College Dublin   University College Dublin          Trinity College Dublin

A conference website is being developed at and will go live later in 2015. Meanwhile, please send all communications to: <>; <>; and <>