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Huntington Library Conference: The Rise of the Newspaper in Europe & America, 1600-1900

October 13, 2017 - October 14, 2017

Convened by William Warner and Rachael King, UC Santa Barbara

Friday–Saturday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

The newspaper rose to centrality in modern societies by making information current, critical, legitimate, and public. Leading experts on the history of the newspaper will consider its invention, its layout, its appeal to sensation, and its claim to objectivity. The conference will explore our debt to the newspaper and our continued need for news sources that are not “fake.” $25. For more information, see the conference schedule and website.


October 13, 2017
October 14, 2017