Conference Programme: 17th Century Journalism in the Digital Age

Seventeenth-Century Journalism and the Digital Age

University of Sheffield, 22 November 2014

Jessop West, Exhibition Space


9 – 9.15: Introductions

9.15-11: News Practices (Chair: Mike Braddick)

Alex Barber (University of Durham), ‘Scribal news in an age of print’

Marcus Nevitt (University of Sheffield), ‘Searching the Classifieds: Mercurius Politicus and the Development of the Book Advertisement’

Jason Peacey (UCL), ‘”Fit to help to fill the gazette”: corpus analysis and journalistic practices in 1650s England’.

11-11.15 Coffee

11.15-1: The Politics of News (Chair: Marcus Nevitt)

Mike Braddick (University of Sheffield), ‘John Hammond and the news business’

Lloyd Bowen (University of Cardiff), ‘Things Not Said: Royalists and Loyalists in Seventeenth-Century News Culture’

Angela McShane, (V&A Museum, London), ‘Broadsides, Upsides and Downsides: Researching the Politics of Song using Digital Resources’

1-1.45 Lunch


1.45-3.30: News Recording and Transmission (Chair Jason Peacey)

Kirsty Rolfe (University of Oxford), ‘Cliffhangers and catastrophes: reporting military disaster in the 1620s’

Noah Millstone (University of Bristol), ‘Designed for Collection: Early Modern News and the Production of History’

Joad Raymond (QMUL) ‘Why is it a News Network?’

3.30-3.45 Coffee


3.45-5.15: News and Search Technology (Chair: Mike Pidd)

Andrew Hardie (University of Lancaster), ‘The affordances of corpus linguistic annotation and query systems in approaching Early Modern English texts’.

Keira Borrill, Louise Sorensen & Bridgette Wessels (University of Sheffield), ‘Participating in Search Design’: A Project Overview’

Stuart Beach (ProQuest), ‘A Content Provider’s Perspective’

5.15: Close


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