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Symposium: News and the Shape of Europe, 1500-1750

26 July 2013 - 28 July 2013

July 2013 will see the final event in the News Networks calendar: a three-day conference at Queen Mary, University of London: News and the shape of Europe, 1500-1750. The symposium features speakers from across Europe and the Americas, speaking on the languages, geographies, forms and infrastructures of early modern European news; offering reflections on the state of current research in the history of news communication, and methodological reflections on how to conceptualise networks in the context of news; and discussing a number of case studies of particular axes, innovations, and problems in news transmission, spanning the full breadth of early modern Europe.  

Speakers include Ruth Ahnert, Nadine Akkerman, Lloyd Bowen, Nicholas Brownlees, Paul Arblaster, André Belo, Brendan Dooley, Carmen Espejo, Stéphane Haffemayer, Helmer Helmers, Mario Infelise, Angela McShane, Paul Nelles, Jason Peacey,  Joad Raymond, Lena Steveker, and many more.

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating three days! 

Registration and Conference Programme

To register for the conference, please go to Queen Mary's e-shop, here. Note that there are preferential rates for graduate students and the unwaged, and for University of London graduate students. Attendance is free for current Queen Mary staff and students. There is also a limited amount of financial support for hardship cases - email for more information. 

When registering there is also an option to join us for our conference dinner on the Saturday evening - we hope to see you there! 

News and the shape of Europe, 1500-1750: Conference Programme [PDF 420 KB]

Conference Venue

The Octagon, Queen Mary University of London, Queens Building, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS. 

Accommodation Information

There are a variety of accommodation options available to conference participants.

For the best deals and offers we’d suggest checking online hotel booking sites. These include:
Hotel Direct

Hotels in London can vary in quality and price. We would suggest that you consult a review site such as TripAdvisor before booking.

Queen Mary has some budget accommodation on campus that may be available; we suggest you contact them directly for details. Queen Mary also provides information on other hostels, hotels and short stay options in the area.


If you have any queries about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact our network facilitator, Lizzy Williamson:


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