25th August 2004




A one day conference examining the nineteenth-century local press will be held at the University of Lincoln next week.


The event entitled ‘The Nineteenth-Century Provincial Press’ will take place on Thursday 2nd September 2004.

Academics from around the country will speak at the conference which will examine the Lincolnshire press as well as other local newspapers.

The event has been jointly organised by the Conference of Regional and Local Historians (CORAL) and the Department of Journalism and Humanities at the university.

 “Provincial papers have been used as sources of information by historians for many years in order to find out about local communities,” said Dr Andrew Walker, principal lecturer in Journalism and History at the university.

“However, not much attention has been paid to the nineteenth-century local newspaper as a subject in its own right.

“The conference will examine examples of local newspapers across the county in particular the provincial press in Lincolnshire.”


The theme of the conference reflects the research and teaching interests of academic staff working in the Department of Journalism and Humanities at the University of Lincoln.


Professor John Tulloch, Head of the Lincoln School of Journalism, Ian Packer, senior lecturer in History and Dr Walker will all speak at the conference.


The conference is open to all but people will need to register before the event.  For further information or to book a place contact Dr Walker on 01522 886254 or email awalker@lincoln.ac.uk


For more information contact:

Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886625                                  lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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