this is a final call for abstracts for two of our forthcoming seminar events–‘Exploring digital newspaper archives’ 14 January in Sheffield and ‘The long popularization process: Anglo-American perspectives’ 12 March New York.
We welcome abstracts from people based within a variety of disciplines whose research follows the themes of the research network. Please see below for full details.
AHRC RESEARCH NETWORK – CALL FOR PAPERS
Exploring the language of the popular in Anglo-American Newspapers 1833-1988
Principal Investigator Dr Martin Conboy, Department of Journalism Studies,
University of Sheffield
Please send abstracts of 500 words to Administrative Assistant Clare.Burke@Sheffield.ac.uk by the end of October 2010 if you feel that you can make a significant contribution to either or both of the seminars. We have a limited amount of sponsorship available to support travel to both seminars and in some cases we can also pay for participants’ accommodation.
Outline of the Research Network
There is much work currently being undertaken in the history of newspapers in the USA and the UK and it is the purpose of this network to bring leading scholars in the field together to discuss how their research interrelates and how it can be enhanced by broader disciplinary dialogue drawing on the traditions and methodologies of history, language studies, literary studies, and journalism studies. This interdisciplinary project is made more urgent by the growing number of digital newspaper archives from the 19th and 20th centuries from the USA and the UK. As we move from a research economy of archive scarcity to one of plenty, we need to be able to set out a new, more integrated set of methodologies which enable the wealth and diversity of these resources to be more appropriately mined.
Each of the seminars will seek to attract high quality, publishable research which contributes to the themes of the Research Network. The seminars, located as they are in the UK, the USA and Switzerland will aim to bring together leading researchers and emerging scholars so as to enhance the international and interdisciplinary ambitions of the project. The Research Network will also co-ordinate publication with the Media History Exchange, an archive and social network sponsored by the National Endowment of the Humanities.
Department of Journalism Studies
University of Sheffield
18-22 Regent Street
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