Shared Histories: Media Connections between Britain and Ireland
Academics from across Ireland, Britain, Northern Ireland and the US gather at the National Library today and tomorrow to examine the media and journalistic relations between Ireland and Britain over the past three centuries.
The conference, jointly organised by the National Library of Ireland, the School of Communications Dublin City University, the Centre for Media History Aberystwyth University, the Newspaper & Periodical History Forum of Ireland, and the journal Media History, will examine the different kinds of media interactions between the two islands from the arrival of print to the emergence of broadcasting.
Given the shared language and proximity, the media relationship between the two islands have always been strong.
Over the two days, panels will discuss print history, censorship and control, television, radio, print cultures and Irish identity, and the representation of Ireland in the British media.
Former Press Ombudsman John Horgan will deliver a keynote address at 5pm today.