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CHINED VII (7th edition of the Conference on Historical News Discourse)

  • Fechas:

    Del 23/05/19 al 24/05/19

  • Lugar:

    Activities Room 55.003 (Tanger building), Edifici Tànger, Barcelona, España (mapa)

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(7th edition of the Conference on Historical News Discourse)


23-24 May, 2019

Pompeu Fabra University, Department of Communication (Barcelona, Spain)


Proposal submission deadline: 10 December 2018

Web Site: http://www.chinednews.com/

Contact person: Javier Díaz Noci  javier.diaz@upf.edu

Conference fee: There is no conference fee

Keynote speakers
Carmen Espejo (University of Seville)
Nicholas Brownlees (University of Florence).

Call for Papers: Researchers interested in the linguistic and historical aspects of news through time, from 1500 to 1945, are invited to submit their proposals on news discourse and the various aspects and topics involved in the production and reception of news. Possible topics include political reporting, sports reporting, cultural news, war correspondents, financial news, news editing, and, in general terms, any aspect regarding the production and dissemination of news from a historical perspective, with special emphasis on language and writing strategies.

Different methodological approaches are welcome, including, for example, sociolinguistics, discourse and content analysis or stylistics.

Abstracts for papers of 20 minutes need to include:

1. A title. 
2. Name and affiliation of author(s), including email address for further contact.
3. An abstract of no more than 500 words including references.
4. Keywords: No more than 6 keywords in English

Please email your proposal to javier.diaz@upf.edu and nicholas.brownlees@unifi.it by 10th December, 2018. A response is due before 20h December, 2018.

It is envisaged that the conference will lead to the publication of a high-quality volume of essays.



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Preliminary programme

Unless otherwise indicated, all sessions are scheduled in Room 55.003 of the Tànger Building of Pompeu Fabra University, Communication Campus, Roc Boronat 138.


Wednesday 22 May 2019


Pre Conference Dinner (for those who have booked)

Four Points by Sheraton

Barcelona Diagonal

Diagonal 161-163

The restaurant is by the Communication Campus (sees above).

Take the L1 red line and get off at Glòries.


Thursday 23 May 2019


-    Participants are invited to collect their conference packs


Welcome to CHINED VII

-    Javier Diaz Noci

-    Nicholas Brownlees



Chair: Javier Diaz Noci

-    Elisabetta Cecconi, Florence: Pro and Anti-Strafford Pamphlets: Propaganda Discourse on the Eve of the English Civil War

-    Maura Ratia, Helsinki: Bills of mortality of the 17th-century London plague epidemics:

     An analysis of the genre

-    Carla Suhr, Helsinki: Fighting fake news in England in the 1680s



Coffee break


Chair: Birte Bös

-    Javier Diaz Noci, Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona: Style and narration in the first semi-

     periodical newspapers in Spanish



Chair: Birte Bös

Keynote lecture: Nicholas Brownlees, Florence:

and if we have Respect to the Context, (as we ought to have)”: Context and its Role in Historical News Production and Reception




Chair: Nicholas Brownlees

-    Hye-Joon Yoon, Yonsei University, Seoul: News as History: The Rhetoric of

     Contextualization in the Annual Register

-    IrmaTaavitsainen, Helsinki: Medical book reviews: A study of the genre in the 17th and

    18th centuries

-    Claudia Claridge, Augsburg: Murder in the Press: Representations of Old Bailey Trials

     in Newspapers

-    Christina Samson, Florence: From private to public: Letters contextualising the Mutiny

     in the 1857-58 British press

-    Isabel Ermida, Braga: Representing Husband Desertion in the Victorian Press





Chair: Isabel Ermida

-    Rafael Soto Escobar, Seville: Information sources in Spanish avisos between 1618 and


-    Irina Yakovenko, Moscow State University of International Relations: Battle of

     Trafalgar in English and Spanish Nineteenth-Century Newspapers: News and Evaluation

-    Jorge Pedro Sousa, (Fernando Pessoa, Porto and ICNOVA) and Carla Baptista (UNL





Conference Dinner (for those who have booked)

Restaurant Senyor Parellada

Argenteria, 37, 08003 Barcelona.

(quartiere El Born)


Friday 24 May, 2019



Chair: Roberta Facchinetti

-    Martin Conboy, Sheffield: Between ‘feather-brained’ and Fourth Estate: the mercantile

     or the mediocre?

-    Turo Vartiainen, Minna Palander-Collin and Turo Hiltunen, Helsinki: Master and

     servant: Exploring democratization in British newspaper texts, 1800–1925



Chair: Roberta Facchinetti

Keynote lecture: Carmen Espejo-Cala, Seville: 

The nation concept in the news about America, 1618-1635. A historical analysis of language in Spanish news pamphlets



Coffee break


Chair: Irma Taavitsainen

-   Turo Hiltunen, Helsinki: Passives in British newspapers in the 19th and early 20th


-    Maija Stenvall, Helsinki: “Fears are entertained” – constructing ‘fear’ in news agency

    reports in the late 19th and early 20th century

-    Roberta Fachinetti, Verona: Meeting minutes as news and sources in early 20th-century





Chair: Claudia Claridge

-     Birte Bös, Duisburg-Essen: Framing elements in London Suffragette Newspapers

-     Matylda Włodarczyk, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań: “If freedom be what he

     wishes for, he shall have it”: runaway slaves as (unlikely) addressees of runaway


-    Viola Wiegand, Birmingham: Surveillance and duty: A study of newspaper

     advertisements from 1800–1945

-    Davide Mazzi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia: “If you want Ireland to

     prosper...”: A discourse-analytic study of Irishness in advertising from the 1930s




Chair: Christina Samson

-     Elsa Simões Lucas Freitas, Fernando Pessoa, Porto: Advertising and newpapers in

     context: Dorothy L. Sayers’s ‘Murder Must Advertise’ (1933)

-     Sandra Gonçalve Tuna, Elsa Simões Lucas Freitas and Jorge Pedro Sousa, Fernando

      Pessoa, Porto: ‘Never let truth get in the way of a good story’: the journalistic style of

     Reinaldo Ferreira (Reporter X) and William Randolph Hearst


Javier Diaz Noci, Nicholas Brownlees & Carmen Espejo-Cala,  

Concluding remarks



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Keynote speakers:

Carmen Espejo (University of Seville)

Nicholas Brownlees (University of Florence) 


Other speakers pending confirmation

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