Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland, Seventh Annual Conference
Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland
Seventh Annual Conference
‘Home thoughts from abroad: History, the Press and Diaspora’
Friday 21 & Saturday 22 November 2014
University College Cork, Ireland
FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER
09:45 Welcome: Dr Mark O’Brien, Chair, NPHFI
Prof David Ryan, Head School of History UCC
Mr Tom Crosbie, Irish Examiner
10:10 – 11:40 Session 1 Rambles in Argentine pampas & Irish plains [O. O’Hanlon]
Colum Kenny, Señor William Bulfin, “Director del diario Irlandés” and chronicler of his days.
Tom Harris, The Life of William Bulfin 1863–1910 - Journalist/Editor – Argentina.
Giulia Bruna, Travelling Home: Journalism, Diaspora and Travel Writing during the Revival.
11:40 – 12:00 Coffee
12:00 – 13:30 Session 2 Ireland in the British press [F. Larkin]
Úna Ní Bhroiméil, John Redmond as Yankee Doodle Dandy – Cartoon representations of America’s role in the Irish question in the British press, 1910.
Anthony McNicholas, Peripatetic quidnuncs: C19 Irish journalists in London and beyond.
Joan Allen, Charles Diamond, the Catholic Herald and the Defence of the Realm Act, 1914–1918.
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Session 3 Irish diaspora press in Australia [R. Burke]
Stephanie James, A Portrait of Key Irish-Australian Newspapers – Melbourne’s Advocate and Adelaide’s Southern Cross.
Kevin Molloy, Journalist Michael D’Arcy, Irish Politics, and the origins of the Irish-Australian Newspaper Press, 1841–1856.
15:45 – 17:00 Keynote Address: Donal McCracken, Dean of Research, College of Humanities, University of KwaZulu-Natal [J. Breen]
“Mud in the streets and mud in the press”: Irish edited newspapers in South Africa.
17:30 Book Launch – Periodicals and Journalism in Twentieth-Century Ireland. Professor Tom Dunne, UCC. Location TBC.
19:30 – Late Dinner (optional: cost is €30).
SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER
10:00 – 12:00 Session 4 Looking back: Irish American diaspora press [M. Foley]
Debra Van Tuyll, Home Thoughts from Abroad: Thomas Francis Meagher and the Irish News.
Patrick Maume, The Abolitionist and the Land League: James Redpath’s journey from observer to participant in the Land War.
Ian Kenneally, The Pilot: a case-study of an Irish-American newspaper.
Michael Doorley, The Gaelic American and the shaping of Irish-American opinion, 1903–1914.
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 Session 5 Transnational journalism and digitization: Irish language sources [A. Whelan]
Máirín Nic Eoin, Journalism or Community Directory?: Re-assessing An Gaodhal (1881–1898) as a source for the history of the Irish language in America.
Deirdre Ní Chonghaile, Merging media, music, and memory: Rev. Daniel J. Murphy and An Gaodhal/The Gael (1881-1904).
Regina Uí Chollatáin, ‘Thall is Abhus’ 1860-1930: The Journalistic Web between Ireland and North America.
14:30 – 15:30 Session 6 Roundtable discussion on transnational journalism project
Participants: Mark O’Brien, Kevin Rafter, Debra Van Tuyll,
15:30 – 16:00 AGM