London Met - home to innovative undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Media and Communications - played host to over 80 international researchers at its Islington campus on 16 and 17 June, for a conference on New Histories of Communication Study.
Organised by the Communication History Division of the international Communication Association, which held its annual conference in London during the later part of that week, this pre-conference was co-sponsored by the history sections of ECREA and IAMCR.
Dave Park from Lake Forest College and Peter Simonson from the University of Colorado – Bolder, who led the event, put together a schedule which presented over 50 papers from scholars from Columbia to Australia, Israel and Canada to the USA, as well as many European countries. Sheila Lodge, Associate Dean for Academic Development in FSSH, is a member of the Communication History Division, and helped arrange for the event to be staged here.
Keynote contributors included Professor Elihu Katz of the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania, Prof Denis McQuail of the University of Amsterdam, and Professor Emeritus David Morrison of the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds.
Professor Malcolm Gillies welcoming the delegates to London Met and told them about the institution’s history.