Charles Parker Day 2007

The fourth Charles Parker Day Conference, run by the Centre for Broadcasting History Research, was held on 30 March 2007, at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Gosta Green, Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 7DX

Hosted by the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Central England, this year’s event featured a range of invited speakers: Gillian Reynolds (Daily Telegraph); Bert Hogenkamp (Utrecht University); Sian Roberts of Birmingham Library’s Connecting Histories Project; archivist Doc Rowe and Ben Harker (author of the authorized biography of Ewan MacColl, forthcoming in Pluto Press).


10.30: Arrival, Registration, Tea and Coffee

11.00: Welcome – Sean Street/Gillian Reynolds

11.30: Doc Rowe (Folk Culture Archivist)

12.00: Ben Harker (Official biographer of Ewan MacColl)

12.30: ‘Works in Progress’ – Ieun Franklin and Peter Cox

1.00: LUNCH

1.45: Bert Hogenkamp (University of Utrecht)

2.45: Sian Roberts, Connecting Histories, Birmingham Libraries

4.00: Presentation of the Annual Charles Parker Prize (including Tea and Coffee)

4.30: Close

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