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International Symposium - Spreading the News in the Eighteenth Century

Spreading the News in the Eighteenth Century

An Enlightenment News Symposium

Trondheim 3-4 December 2015


Thursday, December 3


10.00-16.00: Symposium with ten speakers, Suhmhuset, central Trondheim. Full program available here.


Lunch for registered participants: please sign up before 26 November by mail to: (No fee but limited places; first come first served).


16.30-17.30: Early Newspaper Exhibition, Gunnerus library, presenting a collection of local and national newspapers. Reception with presentation by library director, Stein Olle Johansen. Guided tour of ‘Knudtzonsalen’ and the private library of the 18th-century Trondheim citizen, Broder Lysholm Knudtzon.


Friday, December 4


10.15-11.30: Guest Lecture, Dragvoll campus (room D107) by William B. Warner: ‘Enlightenment News: Critical Public Discourse or Propaganda?’


18.00-19.00: Public lecture by Andrew Pettegree at Adresseavisahuset, mid town: ‘Journalism and the Right to Know. News and Public Policy in the first Age of Print’