Centre for the Study of Journalism & History


Latest Events

Our conference, "Communities of Communication: Newspapers and Periodicals in Britain and Ireland from 1900 to the Present", takes place 11-12 September 2014 here in Sheffield.

See our News & Events page for more details, including conference schedule.


About the Centre

The Centre was formed in Autumn 2009 to provide a forum for interdisciplinary research on journalism and history. We aim to use seminars, research projects and publishing ventures to set up dialogues about using journalism both as a source for understanding the past, and for clarifying ideas about the public sphere, language and discourse. We are particularly interested in developing robust methodologies for exploiting digital archives of journalism content.

Aims

  • To be at the forefront of interdisciplinary research into the journalism of the past and to provide a focal point for scholarly debates in this field.
  • To set up dialogues about using journalism both as a source for understanding the past, and for clarifying ideas about the public sphere, language and discourse.
  • To provide a focus for methodological conversations about the exploitation of digital resources.

Enquiries

For information, or to join our mailing list, contact the Directors of the Centre, Prof Martin Conboy (M.Conboy@sheffield.ac.uk) or Dr Adrian Bingham (Adrian.Bingham@sheffield.ac.uk). Enquiries about supervision for postgraduate research on journalism and history are welcomed.