Links to a two-part presentation of Prof Tom Watson’s recent professorial lecture on the history of public relations measurement and evaluation have been uploaded under the Resources tab on this website. The topic is put forward as a surrogate history of public relations as PR measurement tracked the development of PR, albeit rather erratically.
- PR history special edition online
Public Relations Review’s Public Relations History 2013 special edition is now online with eight papers from Japan, Turkey, UK and USA, all emanating from IHPRC 2012: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03638111/39/2
- IHPRC Conference Dinner announced
For the first time, the International History of Public Relations Conference is holding a Conference Dinner. It will be held on the evening of Monday, June 24 at the Carlton Hotel, Bournemouth, above the spectacular East Cliff. The keynote speaker is Robert S. Leaf, former international chairman of Burson Marsteller, and author of a recent [...]
- IHPRC 2013 Speaker Schedule
The schedule of speakers for the International History of Public Relations Conference 2013 has been announced. The conference, held over two days, has 36 speakers from 19 countries offering the latest research and scholarship on PR history: IHPRC 2013 Speaker Schedule There is also a keynote speech on trends in PR historiography from the conference organiser, Prof Tom [...]
- Corporate & Marketing Communication in Asia Conference – Call for Papers
The 1st Corporate and Marketing Communication in Asia Conference is being held at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok on November 18-19. The Call for Papers has been issued, with Abstracts due by Friday May 31. The conference is a collaboration of Bournemouth University and Chulalongkorn University. * The conference has a section on the history of public relations, [...]
- Calls for Papers – Public Relations Inquiry
Professor Jacquie L’Etang, a past IHPRC keynote speaker and respected PR historian, has announced two Calls for Papers in future editions of Public Relations Inquiry. Both will be of interest to researchers in the history of public relations and related fields. CALL FOR PAPERS – 1 Public Relations Inquiry – a Sage journal Special Issue [...]
- PR History 2014 special edition – Call for Papers
The Call for Papers for the Public Relations History 2014 special edition of Public Relations Review has been issued. It builds on the success of the first 2012 edition (Vol. 38, No.3) and the forthcoming 2013 edition (Vol. 30, No.2) which have published selected, peer reviewed papers from the International History of Public Relations Conference [...]
- IHPRC 2013 early bird registration ends April 12
Save £50 by registering for the International History of Public Relations Conference 2013 before 2330 BST on Friday April 12. The early-bird fee is just £225 / delegate. After that date, the fee rises to £275 until it closes on Friday June 20. Please note that authors must register for both days of the conference. [...]
- IHPRC 2013 abstracts online
All 36 abstracts chosen for presentation at IHPRC 2013, plus reserve papers, have been published. They were chosen from a record number of submissions by a 30-strong international peer review panel. The chosen papers come from authors in 19 countries, with the first papers ever from Indonesia, Kazakhstan and Indonesia. The largest national representation is from the [...]
- Edelman biography in IHPRC Resources
The biography of the late consultancy pioneer Daniel Edelman – Edelman and the Rise of Public Relations (2012) – has been posted as a PDF in the Resources section of the IHPRC website. Written by Franz Wisner and published by the firm, it tells the story of Dan Edelman, son of immigrants, and the development of his [...]
- Ethical dimensions of media and communication history – Conference on May 9-10
The Centre for Media History (CMH) at Bournemouth University is holding a two day conference - Ethical Dimensions of Media History: European Perspectives – on May 9-10 this year to discuss ethical issues related to media and communication history. These include ethical perspectives on public relations history and ethical issues and codes that have arisen in the development of [...]
- Tom Watson named as IHPRC 2013 keynote speaker
Professor Tom Watson is to be the keynote speaker for the International History of Public Relations Conference (IHPRC) in 2013. He established the conference in 2009 and will be reviewing the trends and future directions of public relations history when making his address on Monday, June 24. “We have come a long way in just [...]
- European PR History archive published
The European Public Relations History Network (EPRHN) is a Bournemouth University initiative, supported by EUPRERA, to gather knowledge of the history of public relations across Europe. It aims to create cross-border research projects and to explore the distinctive aspects of public relations’ history across the continent. More than 30 academics and practitioners from 13 countries are founding members [...]
- New PR history books and booklet
The Finnish PR association, ProCom, has recently published a brochure in English on the long history of public relations in Finland. Titled, ‘History of Public Relations in Finland’, it is summarised from the Finnish language, ‘Century of PR in Finland’, and can be accessed online at: http://procom-fi-bin.directo.fi/@Bin/bf3672b1a1c40bffabadd3a60b5157f1/1355142813/application/pdf/788258/The%20History%20of%20PR.pdf Two new PR history books have been published [...]
- Record for IHPRC 2013 abstracts
A record 72 abstracts have been submitted for IHPRC 2013. There was a massive effort (thanks to Dr Tasos Theofilou) in sending them all by Friday (14/12) to 30 peer reviewers in 10 countries. The first keynote speaker will be announced soon. June 24-25 2013 is the date for the conference at Bournemouth University. Join Us [...]
- IHPRC 2013 abstracts due by December 10
The deadline for abstracts to be submitted to the International History of Public Relations Conference 2013 is Monday, December 10. Submit to email@example.com. The Call for Papers and Proceedings of previous IHPRCs are on the conference website: http://historyofpr.com.
The conference, organised by the Institute for Media and Communication Research in BU’s Media School, is the international opportunity for academic researchers, historians and interested practitioners to meet, hear papers and discuss this rapidly growing area of research.
The fourth International History of Public Relations Conference is being held at Bournemouth University in England on June 24-25, 2013.
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Based in the Corporate & Marketing Communications, Journalism & Communication and Media Production Academic Groups of The Media School, the Institute for Media and Communication Research aims to produce creative and rigorous research into public communication and the public sphere in the UK and internationally. Amongst its active groups are the Centre for Media History and the Public Relations Research Group. The annual International History of Public Relations Conference commenced in July 2010.