CFP | 31.5. | History of “fake news” in print

A conference entitled “‘Fake news!’: an historical perspective” is calling for paper proposals. The event is organised by the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI), and will take place on the 10th and 11th of November 2017 in Newcastle, United Kingdom.

As suggested by the organiser’s title, the event is particularly interested in Anglo-Irish relations and the print medium. However, the organisers declare that “papers may address any historical period, up to and including the present day, and any geographical region.” A (non-exhaustive) list of suggested topics is as follows:

  • Propaganda, political lobbying and activism
  • Irish views of Britain and British views of Ireland
  • News manipulation across the political spectrum
  • Representations of ‘the Other’
  • War reporting and embedded reporting
  • Representing and reporting civil unrest and conflict worldwide
  • Fake news and celebrity

Paper abstracts must be submitted by the end of May.

The full call of papers is available from the ECREA mailing list archive.

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