Saturday, October 22, 2011

Registration open: W.T. Stead: Centenary Conference for a Newspaper Revolutionary (4/16-17/2012)

Registration is now open for W.T. Stead: Centenary Conference for a Newspaper Revolutionary, British Library, 16-17 April 2012.

William Stead died on the Titanic in 1912, the most famous Englishman on board.  One of the inventors of the modern tabloid, his exposé of child prostitution raised the age of consent to 16, yet got him thrown in jail.  This conference, held on the anniversary of Stead's death, examines his influence on the last century of journalism, and looks ahead at how digital technology will shape the next.  Speakers include Laurel Brake, John Durham Peters, Roy Greenslade, Tristram Hunt MP, and Geoffrey Robertson QC.  The full program is here: ( or can be downloaded here: (

Registration is £70 (£60 for postgraduates and over 65s) and includes attendance, refreshments and lunch for both days, and a wine reception on Monday evening sponsored by Gale Cengage.  After 2 January 2012 registration will increase to £85 (£75 postgraduates and over 65s).  Registration is via the British Library shop here: (

Further details available on the conference website here: (

You can download the conference poster here: (