Presentations from the first three years of the International History of Public Relations Conference – 2010 to 2012 – are now online. They can be found under the historyofpr.com’s ‘proceedings’ tab. There are 73 presentations to view (2010 – 15; 2011 – 29; 2012 – 29). “It is the widest range of PR history scholarship presentations available and a great resource for researchers, practitioners and students”, said IHPRR chair Prof Tom Watson of Bournemouth University.
The dates for the sixth International History of Public Relations Conference have been announced as Wednesday July 8 and Thursday July 9, 2015. The conference will again be held at Bournemouth University in England. A Call for Papers will be issued shortly.
The International History of Public Relations Conference (IHPRC) is being supported this year by Bell Pottinger, a leading full-service international communications company headquartered in London, with offices in key centres worldwide. The support enables IHPRC’s organisers to widen the base of engagement in the conference by funding attendance by graduate students through low-priced registration. James Gater, [...]
Coming from 11 countries, 34 papers on many aspects of PR history will be presented at the fifth International History of Public Relations Conference to be held at Bournemouth University on July 2-3. The speaker schedule has been finalised and shows that academics from the United States have had 11 papers accepted. They are followed by [...]
The 40 abstracts chosen for presentation the 5th International History of Public Relations Conference are now available to read: IHPRC 2014 Abstracts The submissions have come from 15 countries, some co-authored across distant borders (NZ/Spain and Australia/UK). The largest representation is from the US (13), followed by UK (5), Germany (4), Turkey (3) with two [...]
An insight into the first decade of PR education in the UK has just been posted online. It is the archive of the Public Relations Educators Forum (PREF) from 1994 to 1999, its most active years. It can be found at: http://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/historyofpr/files/2010/03/PREF-Archive-1994-1999.pdf Catalogued by Professor Tom Watson of Bournemouth University’s Media School, it illustrates the growth [...]
Registration is now open for the International History of Public Relations Conference 2014 which will be held at Bournemouth University on July 2-3 this year. It is the fifth running of IHPRC, which is firmly established on the public relations academic calendar. Already, the peer review of abstracts has been completed and authors contacted with [...]
The European Public Relations History Network (EPRHN) was launched at European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) Congress in Barcelona on October 3-5. The event, held on Friday October 4, was attended by 29 delegates from 12 countries. “After more than a year’s planning, EPRHN is now in operation and has 52 active supporters [...]
If you’re coming to the EUPRERA Congress in Barcelona on October 3-5, here are the important dates and times for PR history scholars. The Congress is the lift-off event for two major continental initiatives on the history of public relations. Friday, October 4, 0830-1000: The “Developing the history of European public relations” panel. To be [...]
The Call for Papers for the International History of Public Relations Conference 2014 is announced. The fifth IHPRC will be held on July 2-3, 2014 at Bournemouth University. In addition to the wide range of themes that IHPRC has promoted since its launch in 2009, two additional ones are proposed: Public relations of media organisations, with emphasis [...]
October 1 is the deadline for submissions to the Public Relations History 2014 special edition of Public Relations Review. Contributions are welcomed from researchers and historians, as well as delegates to the recent International History of Public Relations Conference 2013. A wide range of themes is proposed for the special edition, which has become the annual academic [...]
The Proceedings of the highly successful 2013 edition of the International History of Public Relations Conference have been published on the conference website, http://historyofpr.com under the Proceedings tab. 34 papers and abstracts are published in the Proceedings. They range from the first PR advisers to the British royal family to the history of CSR in [...]
Six leading PR historians have joined conference founder Prof Tom Watson of Bournemouth University to form the Academic Committee of the annual International History of Public Relations Conference. All have been active supporters, keynote speakers and presenters at IHPRC since it started in 2010. The Academic Committee comprises: Prof Dr Günter Bentele, Leipzig University, Germany Assoc [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
The International History of Public Relations Conference, organised by the Public Relations Research Group of the Institute for Media & Communication Research in BU’s Media School, is the annual opportunity for scholars, historians and interested practitioners to meet, hear papers and discuss the history of public relations.
The fifth International History of Public Relations Conference will be held at Bournemouth University in England on July 2-3, 2014.
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The Public Relations Research Group operates in the BU Media School's Institute for Media and Communication Research. As its name suggests, it is focused on research into the history, practice and theory of public relations and adjacent fields of communications activity.
The annual International History of Public Relations Conference commenced in July 2010.