‘A Vivid Interest in…Public Characters’: Children and the News in the Long Eighteenth Century | University of Oxford

‘A Vivid Interest in…Public Characters’: Children and the News in the Long Eighteenth Century

Speaker
Jill Shefrin
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 18:30
Venue
The Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

The Weston Lecture theatre, main entrance Blackwell Hall

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

Jill Shefrin is the Bodleian Libraries Royal Bank of Canada Foundation Fellow.

Over the course of the long eighteenth century newspapers became a common medium for the dissemination of information in Britain. Drawing on life writing, textbooks and works of educational theory, children’s books and educational ephemera for the young, this paper exploring the proposition that literate children were expected to be familiar with the news reported in the papers, including politics, crime, commerce, military and naval engagements.

This talk is followed by a drinks reception in Blackwell Hall, Weston Library.