Welcome to the website of the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI).
The NPHFI exists to facilitate contact between researchers and writers in the field of newspaper, periodical, journalism and printing history, and to strengthen institutional links between third level teaching and research institutions, libraries and other organizations concerned with media history. It organizes an annual conference and provides a valuable forum for academics, researchers and journalists to meet in an informal environment to discuss and debate relevant issues. It serves as a valuable network for those interested in developing collaborative works and also provides a platform for emerging academics to present their work to the country’s leading media historians in a formal, but supportive environment.
Call for Papers for Conference 2013
The theme for the 2013 NPHFI Conference, to be held at Dublin City University on Friday and Saturday, 8 & 9 November, is: Blackguards, muckrakers and crusaders – journalists in history, To submit a proposal, please email a 500-word summary of your paper and a brief biographical note to the NPHFI secretary by 18 June 2013.
‘Writing the Press into History’
The NPHFI’s fourth annual conference was held at the National Library in Dublin on November 18-19, 2011. The theme was “Writing the Press into History”. The keynote speaker, Professor Chris Morash, of the NUI, Maynooth, spoke on the subject of “Thinking Spatially About Newspaper History”. The full conference programme is available here