The 46 abstracts of papers chosen for presentation at the International History of Public Relations Conference 2015 are now available at: https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/historyofpr/files/2010/11/IHPRC-2105-Abstracts.pdf This is the largest selection of papers chosen for IHPRC since it was first held in 2010 and, says conference chair Professor Tom Watson, “it is indicative of the increasing quality of research […]
Registration for the International History of Public Relations Conference 2015 is now open. It is hoped that the annual conference will hear the largest-ever number of papers, with offers made to 44 authors and joint authors from around the world. You can register at: https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/historyofpr/registration/ * The conference’s ‘early bird’ rate is £260.00 for bookings […]
The Museum of Public Relations was launched in the Library at Baruch College in New York City this week. A 20-year labour of love by Shelley and Barry Spector, the Museum now has a physical home in Manhattan where its collection of books, artefacts and interview are on display: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/news/PRMuseumCollection.htm. IHPRC has been following the […]
The Proceedings of the International History of Public Relations Conference 2014 are now online at http://historyofpr.com/proceedings. There are 32 papers and abstracts from historians and researchers in a dozen countries. Topics range from the PR history of the German manufacturer Krupp to classical antecedents of public relations to the communication activities of the three most […]
The Call for Papers for the International History of Public Relations Conference 2015 has been launched. The conference will be held, for the sixth year, at Bournemouth University in England on July 8-9, 2015. More than 160 papers from over 30 countries have been presented at IHPRC since 2010, making it the major academic event for research and […]
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.
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 […]
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 sixth International History of Public Relations Conference will be held at Bournemouth University in England on July 8-9, 2015.
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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.
The International History of Public Relations will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 to Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Bournemouth University in Dorset, England.