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[ecrea] Free Symposium: 30 Years of PR at Stirling

Thu Oct 11 07:37:46 GMT 2018

Free symposium: 30 Years of PR @ Stirling: Critical reflections on past, present and future directions in public relations

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Venue: Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland, UK

We cordially invite you to attend free symposium ’30 Years of PR @ Stirling: Critical reflections on past, present and future directions in public relations’ to celebrates three decades of public relations education at the University of Stirling. The symposium will be held on Wednesday , 17 October 2018 at the Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling and will include panel and roundtable discussions with prominent public relations scholars who have played an important part in (hi)storyof public relations at Stirling and beyond.

The University of Stirling was the first in the UK – and one of the first in Europe – to introduce a degree in public relations (at postgraduate level). Several prominent public relations academics and practitioners have completed their education at Stirling. As such, it has had a significant influence on public relations education and research in the UK and beyond. Stirling is known as the “cradle” of critical public relations scholarship and has through the years hosted and brought together world-leading academics and played a central role in pursuing new directions and shaping public relations research agenda.

The programme is as follows:

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee and welcome

12.00 – 13.00 Histories and contemporary debates in public relations

Prof Tom Watson, Emeritus Professor, Bournemouth University: The World’s PR: Towards a more diverse history of public relations

Dr Lee Edwards, London School of Economics and Political Science: The utility of critical public relations in a world gone mad

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Origins and development of public relations at Stirling

Prof Danny Moss, University of Chester: A Master’s or not a Master’s that was the question: Origins, evolution and where to next?

Dr Jacquie L’Etang and Dr Magda Pieczka, Queen Margaret University:Becoming critical: The inside story of Critical Perspectives in Public Relations

Dr Derek Hodge, University of Stirling: Change in the UK University sector: Consequences for PR teaching and research

15.30 – 16.00 Break

16.00 – 17.00 Building bridges: Stir-UPF seminar

Dr Alenka Jelen-Sanchez, University of Stirling: No discipline is an island, or is it? Public relations in academia, practice and society

Prof Jordi Xifra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra: Inglorious Bastards: PR films in the propaganda century

17.00 – 18.00 Roundtable: Future directions in PR

Chair: Dr Will Dinan, University of Stirling

Panellists: Dr Lee Edwards, Prof Jordi Xifra, Prof Tom Watson, Dr Jacquie L’Etang and Dr Magda Pieczka

The event is free to attend, but please book your place here:

For any enquiries, please contact Alenka Jelen-Sanchez ((alenka.jelen /at/ <mailto:(alenka.jelen /at/>).

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