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History of the Media in C20 Britain-conference in June Senate House

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The History of the Media in
20th Century Britain

19th Annual CCBH Summer Conference

 29 June – 1 July 2005
Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London.

Wednesday 29 June
9.15-10.00 Registration; Coffee
10.00-11.00 Sir Robert Worcester (MORI/LSE/University of
Warwick/University of Kent), ‘History of the Media's Use of Opinion Polls -
 1824-2005’
11.00-12.30 Parallel Sessions:
 Media, politics and election coverage
 Ralph Negrine, (Leicester), ‘Understanding change? A critical
review of explanations of the changing nature of political communication
and election campaigning’
 James Thomas, (Cardiff), ‘British politics, general elections and
the popular press since 1940’
 Dominic Wring and David Deacon, (Loughborough), ‘From Tory Press
to Tony Press? The Changing Dynamics of Press Partisanship in Britain’
 Media and race
 Darrell Newton, (Salisbury University, Maryland), ‘A Sense of
Loss: British Television and the Taboo of Sexual Miscegenation’
 David Parker (Nottingham) and Paul Long (University of Central
England), ‘What is a Media Archive? Regional Television and the
Racialisation of Locality’
 Peter Waymark, (Open University), ‘Television and representations
of race: the case of The Black and White Minstrel Show’
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Parallel Sessions:
 Media and sexuality
 Rebecca Loncraine, (Women’s Library), ‘Page Three and the
Permissive Society, 1970-1973’
 Alison Oram, (University College, Northampton), ‘Decadence and
Unnatural Passion: Writing about Sex Between Women in the British Popular
Press 1920-1960s.’
 History in the Media
 James Chapman, (Open University), ‘Television and History: The
World at War’
 Sally Dux, (Open University), ‘A Bridge Too Far as film and
history’
 Simon Titley-Bayes, (York), ‘Producers or consumers? Family
history magazines, the genealogists’ internet, and special interest
history from bottom to top’
15.15-16.30 Witness seminar
Regulating The Press: The Calcutt Report and the Establishment of the
Press Complaints Commission
16.30-16.50 Tea
16.50-18.00 Witness seminar  (second session)
18.00 Reception

Thursday, 30 June

9.30-11.00 Parallel Sessions:
 Royalty, Celebrity and the Media
 Adrian Bingham, (CCBH), ‘Royalty, Celebrity and Privacy in the
popular press, 1918-75’
 Sian Nicholas, (University of Wales, Aberystwyth), ‘“Kings, or
fellow human beings”: the monarchy and the media in inter-war Britain.’
 Media and social policy
 Michael Bailey, (Leeds Metropolitan), ‘Broadcasting and the
 problem of enforced leisure during the 1930s’
 Katharine Bradley, (CCBH), ‘Framing the Juvenile Delinquent: Fear,
Violence and Privacy 1900-1960’
 Mike Esbester, (York), ‘“Out of Sight, Out of Mind”: Assessing the
effectiveness of a media campaign’

11.00-11.30  Coffee

11.30-13.00 Parallel Sessions
Britain and the wider world
 Charlotte Alston, (CCBH), ‘Representations of Russia in the
British Press 1900-1914’
 Chandrika Kaul, (St Andrews), ‘Media History and the British
Empire in India: Trends and Tendencies’
 Eugene Michail, (Sussex), ‘Foreign News: British media and foreign
Others as seen in the media coverage of the Balkans in the first half of
the 20th Century’
 Jean Chalaby, (City University), ‘The Command of the Skies: A
Short History of International Television in Europe’
 Public-service broadcasting
 Michael Klontzas, (City University), ‘PSB and the delivery of
public policy in the pre-convergence era’
 Jeffrey Milland, (Bristol), ‘Pilkington: the triumph of
paternalism’
 Maria Sourbati, (Brighton), ‘From positive programming
requirements to the promotion of media literacy: what can be learned from
the history of audiovisual content regulation?’

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Cities and Cinema
 Ian Christie, (Birkbeck), London
 Janet McBain (Scottish Film Archive), Elizabeth Lebas (Middlesex),
 Glasgow
 Richard Brown, Manchester

15.30-16.00 Tea

16.00-17.30 Parallel Sessions
 Television history
 Christine Fanthome, ‘Survival in a Multi-Channelled Environment –
a History of Channel 5/ Five’s Early Years’
 Stefan Schwarzkopf (Birkbeck), ‘Digging their own grave? British
advertising agencies and the introduction of commercial television in the
United Kingdom, 1950 – 1960’
 Rod Stoneman, (Huston School of Film and Digital Media, National
University of Oreland, Galway), ‘Independent Film and Video and early
Channel Four – Utopian television’



 Expanding the boundaries of journalism
 Laurel Brake, (Birkbeck), ‘Fiction and the Popular
Press: “Journalism-Fiction” in WT Stead’s 1d Dailies’
 Bruce Hanlin (City University) and Michael Bromley
(Queensland), ‘A tale of three cities and the life and death of Picture
Post’
 Vanessa Chambers, (CCBH), ‘“It’s in your stars”: The newspaper
horoscope column and British society – 1930-1951’


Friday, 1 July

9.30-11.00 America and the British media
 Kelly Boyd, (Middlesex) ‘American Influences on BBC Television:
The Example of Edward R Murrow’
 Peter Miskell, (Reading), ‘Selling American Films in Britain in
the 1930s and 1940s: The Case of United Artists’
 Sean Nixon, (Essex), ‘Apostles of Americanization? Advertising,
Consumption and the Anglophone Commercial Atlantic 1945-67

 Newsreels and Radio
 Luke McKernan, (British Universities Film and Video Council), ‘The
Meaning of Newsreels’
B Mairead Pratschke (McMaster University, Canada), ‘Amharc Éireann (Look
at Ireland): Irish-language newsreels in the television era, 1959-64’
Ralph Desmarais, (Imperial), ‘“Promoting Science on Radio”: The BBC,
scientists, and the British public, 1930-1945’

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.30 Jean Seaton (Westminster)
Title to be confirmed

12.30–13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.45 Parallel Sessions:

 The Labour Party and the media
 Laura Beers, (Harvard), ‘Learning from their Mistakes: Labour, the
Media and the General Strike’
 Martin Moore, (LSE), ‘The Media and the State – The Fight for an
Independent BBC, 1945-51’

 IBA and broadcasting regulation
 Martin Farr, (Newcastle), ‘Bridget Plowden and the IBA’
 Peter Goddard, (Liverpool), ‘“A Matter of Broadcasting Policy”:
The IBA and the Poulson Programme’

14.45-15.00 Tea

15.00-17.30 The media, political debate and propaganda
 Mark Hampton, (Wesleyan College), ‘The British Press and
Democratic Political Culture: The Twentieth Century’
 David Hendy, (Westminster), ‘BBC Radio and the Reporting of
Politics in the 1970s’
 Zoe Whitley (V&A), ‘Propaganda and Censorship: examples from the
Victoria and Albert Museum’s Poster Collections’

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