Early Modern History Research Seminar
Professor Andrew Pettegree delivering the centre’s first annual lecture, 3/12/12
The seminar meets on Mondays at 4PM in the Neill/ Hoey Lecture Theatre in the Long Room Hub Building, Fellows Square. Full seminar details.
The Centre’s first annual lecture took place on 3 December 2012. Prof. Andrew Pettegree delivered the lecture to the title ‘Tabloid values: on the trail of the world’s first news hound’. Andrew Pettegree is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews, and the Director of the AHRC’s Universal Short Title Catalogue Project. Prof. Pettegree discussed the voracious appetite for news in early modern communities. However, in an era of slow and uncertain communication, assessing the reliability of rumour, reports and despatches was by no means easy. In this context, Prof. Pettegree explored the contribution to the building of a commercial news market of
Dr. Graeme Murdock, Professor Andrew Pettegree, Professor Ciaran Brady, Dr. David Ditchburn