UK PR education history online in PREF archive

Posted on 18. Feb, 2014 by in News, Resources, Uncategorized

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 [...]

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Registration opens for IHPRC 2014

Posted on 24. Jan, 2014 by in Conference, News, Uncategorized

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 [...]

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Euro PR history network launched at EUPRERA

Posted on 10. Oct, 2013 by in Conference, News, Uncategorized

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 [...]

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Lift-off for Euro PR history

Posted on 25. Sep, 2013 by in Conference, News, Uncategorized

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 [...]

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IHPRC 2013 Proceedings published

Posted on 19. Aug, 2013 by in Conference, News, Uncategorized

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 [...]

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Academic Committee announced by IHPRC

Posted on 24. Jul, 2013 by in Conference, News, Uncategorized

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 [...]

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IHPRC 2013 Speaker Schedule

Posted on 29. Apr, 2013 by in Conference, News, Uncategorized

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 [...]

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PR History 2014 special edition – Call for Papers

Posted on 21. Mar, 2013 by in News, Uncategorized

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 [...]

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Tom Watson named as IHPRC 2013 keynote speaker

Posted on 29. Jan, 2013 by in Conference, News, Uncategorized

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 [...]

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European PR History archive published

Posted on 17. Jan, 2013 by in News, Resources, Uncategorized

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 [...]

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