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 […]
US public relations historian Thomas J. Mickey’s book, America’s Romance with the English Garden, has been named by the famed UK weekly magazine, The Spectator, as one of its ‘best of the year’: http://www.spectator.co.uk/books/9374042/is-there-anything-new-left-in-gardening-books/. Professor Mickey presented on his gardening history research at the International History of Public Relations Conference at Bournemouth University in June 2013. His […]
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.
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 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.