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 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 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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.