The Newspaper & Periodical History Forum of Ireland is calling for papers for the conference “The Press and the Vote”. The tenth anniversary conference is held at the National University of Ireland, Galway,
9-10 November 2018.
The Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI) invites papers that interrogate the press and the vote from a range of disciplinary perspectives. The focus of papers should be on print media and / or its intersection and interaction with other forms of media insofar as they relate to the history of print.
Papers are not required to specifically address Britain or Ireland, or the 1918 general election; they may address any historical period, up to and including the present day, and any geographical region or regions.
Topics that may be addressed include, but are not limited to:
· The press as an institution of electoral democracy.
· The press and electoral propaganda and disinformation.
· The press in landmark votes and referendums.
· The press and post-war elections.
· The press and the extension or restriction of franchise.
· The press and women’s suffrage.
· The Vote as an instrument of social change for the women’s suffragist and labour press.
Deadline for submission of 250-word abstracts is 7 June 2018.
Link to full call for papers.