Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CFP: IHPRC, 6-7 July 2011

Academics, practitioners, and research students are invited to submit competitive abstracts and papers for presentation at the second International History of Public Relations Conference, to be held July 6-7, 2011, at Bournemouth University in England. Papers for presentation at the 2011 conference will be selected, after peer review, on the basis of abstracts of no more than two pages total length, including any references. Author details must be printed on a separate sheet and the author(s) should not be identified in the abstract. For a list of possible themes and topics, please see the full call for papers on the IHPRC site. Papers are especially welcome from scholars in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Please send abstracts to Professor Tom Watson, conference chair, The Media School, Bournemouth University, prhistory@bournemouth.ac.uk. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, December 6, 2010.

Those interested in presenting might find it helpful to look at the 2010 program. The opening keynote speaker, whose talk is available on-line [about 12.5 min. in], was Karen Miller Russell, who teaches public relations and media history at the University of Georgia and is currently the editor of the Journal of Public Relations Research.  She is perhaps best known in BHC circles as the author of The Voice of Business: Hill and Knowlton and Postwar Public Relations (University of North Carolina Press).