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“Fake News” in the East Midlands press c.1790-1832, Hannah Nicholson, University of Nottingham Local History Seminars
12 January, 10:00 am–12:30 pm| £5
On Saturday 12th January 2019, 10:00am to 12:30pm, at Lenton Grove, University of Nottingham. Fake news is often thought of as being a modern phenomenon, spread with the help of social media such as Facebook and Twitter. However, sensationalism is nothing new. During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, local newspaper editors used a variety of sources and tactics to fill the pages of their publications, spreading gossip and rumours, especially in the run to up elections. Dr Nicholson graduated from the University of Leicester, and subsequently completed an M.A. and PhD at the University of Nottingham. She has been a regular attendee at the Saturday morning seminars. Michael Crane will then be discussing some of the longer term changes and developments in Derby through the industrial revolution. The city has never really had a major academic study of its role in industrialisation, and Michael’s work helps us to understand both the process, and the people involved. After a career in teaching, Dr Crane has recently completed a PhD in the Department of History. The Local History Seminars are organised by the University of Nottingham’s Department of History and are generally held on the second Saturday of the month at Lenton Grove. They are open to everyone with an interest in local and regional history. Booking is not necessary and the entry fee of £5 covers the cost of attending the seminar together with coffee and biscuits in the interval. The seminars start at 10.00 am and finish at approximately 12.30 pm. Lenton Grove is most easily accessed via the West Gate (Beeston) on the main campus. There is roadside parking approximately 100m beyond Lenton Grove, just past the School of Humanities building. For further inquiries, contact: Prof. J.V. Beckett, Department of History, University Park, Nottingham. NG7 2RD Email: firstname.lastname@example.org