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Inaugural Lecture: Professor Joad Raymond ‘News from the End of Europe’ – Thursday 1 March 2018
1st March 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 1 March 2018, 6.30pm
Venue: Skeel Lecture Theatre, QMUL Mile End Campus
A reception will follow the lecture
‘News from the End of Europe’
Between 1450 and 1750 Europe developed a complex system of news communication. This lecture explains the growth and nature of that culture of news, practical and imaginative responses to it, the geographical patterns of news exchange. I suggest how this news culture might be thought of as a network, and why that might be valuable to us in our fake news days. Finally I reflect upon the shape of that network, and what it might mean to be on the periphery of the early-modern European news network.
About Professor Joad Raymond
Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary University of London.
Joad Raymond was born and schooled in Cardiff, then studied at UEA and Magdalen College, Oxford before teaching at Oxford, Aberdeen, and UEA, moving to Queen Mary University of London in 2012. He is the author and editor of 13 books, mainly on the history of newspapers, political pamphleteering, Milton, and angels. He has just completed an edition of Milton’s Latin defences for OUP, and is writing a book on the history of news communication for Penguin.