Archive for July 2009
The First International History of Public Relations Conference is to be held at Bournemouth University in England on July 8 and 9, 2010. The Conference was announced recently and already has had very positive indications that people and papers will be coming from afar afield as Australia, South Africa, Namibia, Germany, North America and the UK.
The Call for Papers (below) is now being distributed and it offers a very wide range of PR history themes and the opportunities to present Research Papers, Working Papers and Posters.
CALL FOR PAPERS
THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL HISTORY OF PUBLIC RELATIONS CONFERENCE
8-9 July 2010
Centre for Public Communication Research (CPCR)
The Media School, Bournemouth University
Academics, practitioners and research students are invited to submit competitive abstracts and papers for presentation at The First International History of Public Relations Conference.
This conference will be the first international opportunity for academic researchers, historians, interested practitioners and research students to meet, present papers and discuss this emerging area of research.
Full Papers – 3000 to 6000 words
Working Papers – 1500 to 3000 words
Papers and posters for presentation at the conference will be selected, after peer review, on the basis of abstracts, of no more than a single page length. Author details must be printed on a separate sheet and the author(s) should not be identified in the abstract.
Manuscripts of the selected papers are to be submitted using Harvard referencing and according to the Journal of Communication Management editorial style found at: http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=jcom . The manuscript should be in MS WORD format, in 1.5 line spacing and 12 point font size.
Submission of abstracts: December 7, 2009
Acceptance notification (by email): January 18, 2010
Submission of selected papers: April 26, 2010
All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference programme, which will be available online. A selection of full papers will be published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Communication Management in late 2010.
As this is the first international conference on the History of Public Relations, the range of conference themes is wide and those listed below are the starting point for consideration, rather than a finite list.
- Public relations in history before it became a named or defined discipline
- Alternative approaches to the history of public relations, e.g. on the basis of culture (personal networks and influence) or via definitions of public relations
- The evolving naming of the field from propaganda and press agentry to corporate communications
- The history of public relations and its developing or diverging relationships with other disciplines like marketing, HR, legal and corporate governance
- The evolution of public relations in nations or parts of government or industry
- Seminal personalities or events that shaped the formation of public relations as a discipline (This can also include challenges to the “Great Man” or “Great Woman” approach)
- Key books or articles (or series of both) that have influenced public relations
- The history of political public relations and lobbying
- The history of public relations education
- The evolution of public relations theory(ies) over time – from propaganda to dialogue; the history of schools of thinking in public relations
- Formative influences on public relations theory and practice, such as in or by government, industry or consultancy
- The formation of industry and professional bodies and their impact, over time, on public relations practice and education
- The evolution of public relations education, training and continuing professional development
- The impact of technology, over time, upon public relations practice and theory
- Archival sources for the history of public relations
- The theories and processes of researching the history of public relations
- Oral histories of public relations; the role of this methodology
Please send abstracts to Dr Tom Watson, Conference Chair, The Media School, Bournemouth University, email: firstname.lastname@example.org