Newspapers History Day 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on 28/01/2017

If the past is a different country, then newspapers can be the guide book. Join us to explore what the media can tell us about what happened, why it happened and what people thought about it. There will be a range of speakers throughout the day and hands-on activities and collections to explore too.

Line up:

10-10:30am
Light refreshments available

10:30-11:15am
Tom Ashworth, Here and Over There. How local newspapers recorded the war in 1916.

11.15am-12pm
Dr John Rumsby, Depicting the Empire: the Illustrated London News and researching military history
The Illustrated London News was the world’s first weekly illustrated London News when it was launched in 1842. Its mixture of news from around the world, gossip, royal events, and fiction was illuminated by superb woodcuts and engravings, many later based on photographs. This talk offers some examples of how it can be used for military history research.

1-1:45pm
Professor Paul Ward, Finding the unusual in digitised nineteenth century newspapers
Word searching and data mining allows us to explore the Victorian period like never before. This session looks at crime, employment of black servants, and parachuting to show the possibilities.

2-3pm
Madeline Longtin, Women and the Chartist Press
This talk will give an overview of ongoing research into Chartist women and what has been discovered from an analysis of their interaction with the popular 19th century publication, The Northern Star.

FREE, no need to book

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