Date: October 4th 2017


An exciting publishing opportunity has arisen as part of the three-volume Edinburgh University Press, History of Newspapers and Periodicals in Britain and Ireland 1650-2011 (general editors, Martin Conboy and David Finkelstein). The third volume of this work, co-edited by Professors Adrian Bingham and Martin Conboy of the University of Sheffield, coves the period from 1900-2017: 'Power, Popularization and Permeation'. It is for this volume that we invite proposals for a chapter concerning the Northern Irish Press in the twentieth century.

The chapter would be a maximum of 7,000 words all-inclusive and could incorporate one or two ‘case-studies’ of particularly important people, institutions or titles to fit with the format of the series. If you can commit to the project we would need an initial confirmation, along with an outline of 300-400 words outlining how you would approach the topic and a mini biography of 100 words. We envisage that final chapters would be completed in time for submission to EUP by April 2018, so this represents an intense but rewarding challenge for an established or emerging scholar in this field. We hope that this timeframe will enable the chapters to draw on significant fresh insights and therefore constitute original research. Please bear in mind that even at the synopsis stage we are keen to stress aspects of newspaper and periodical publications from across Britain and Ireland so please do try where appropriate to incorporate in your synopsis some sense of how you will capture th
e flows of information between the constituent nations.

Please send proposals and bios via email to the volume's editorial assistant, Christopher Shoop-Worrall: cworrall1@sheffield.ac.uk

The deadline for proposal submission is the 27th October 2017.

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