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: enlightenment.news@hf.ntnu.no (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’