The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Joad Raymond: News from the End of Europe

Event Date: 
01 Mar 2018

18:30-19:30, The People's Palace, Queen Mary University Of London


Chaired by Professor Peter Burke, emeritus professor in cultural history at Cambridge.



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. Joad suggests 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 he reflects upon the shape of that network, and what it might mean to be on the periphery of the early-modern European news network.


Professor Biography:

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.




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