History of Journalism in the Commonwealth Research Day

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Thursday 28 February, 10:00-12:30

Seng Tee Lee Seminar Room, Senate House Library

This research day will focus on the collections of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies held at Senate House Library relating to the history of journalism, the development of free press and freedom of expression, as well as the involvement of journalists in political activism, reporting war and conflict, and women in the media professions. These collections offer a unique opportunity to study these topics in the context of the recent political and social developments that have taken place in this group of nations.

This session will be led by a team of specialist staff from Senate House Library and external academic leads. It will consist of an overview of the subject area, followed by case studies outlining current or recent research based on the collections. There will also be an opportunity to see a sample of original items from this area of the collections, and to talk to specialist library and academic staff about potential research topics the collections can support.

The research day is addressed to:

  • 3rd year undergraduates looking for MRes topics
  • Masters students seeking PhD projects
  • PhD students looking for ECR projects
  • Academic staff looking for large-scale projects for research council funding
  • Commercial digitisation partners


10:00 – 10:15  Registration

10:15 – 10:20  Welcome and Introduction

10:20 – 10:35  Maria Castrillo and Richard Espley (Senate House Library) - Collections Overview

10:35 – 11:20  Case Studies

  • Martin Plaut (Institute of Commonwealth Studies) – The War Correspondent
  • Laurence Byrne (Senate House Library) – Women in Journalism
  • Richard Temple (Senate House Library) – The Journalist Activist

11:20 – 12:00 Viewing of Collections

12:00 – 12:30 Discussion and Next Steps

Event details

  • 28 February 2019 10:00
  • Maria Castrillo, Richard Espley, Martin Plaut, Laurence Byrne, Richard Temple
  • Seng Tee Lee Seminar Room
  • Free (please book in advance due to limited places available)
  • Senate House Library Event


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