Broadside Extra

Time: 09:30 GMT Date: Saturday 15 October 2022 Venue: Room EQ-002, East Quad, TU Dublin, Grangegorman Lower, Smithfield, Dublin 7, Event Over

Broadside Extra!: news, songs and provocations in the history of cheap print and street literature. A free one-day conference hosted by the School of Media and the Centre for Critical Media Literacy (CCML) at Technological University Dublin.

Broadside Extra

ITMA is delighted to support this one-day conference organised by the Traditional Song Forum and CCML.

Broadside Extra is an opportunity to gather and talk about the fascinating field of cheap print and street literature of the past; broadsides, chapbooks, last dying speeches, catchpennies, garlands and news sheets, penny histories and children’s books, popular prints, pedlars, jobbing printers. ballad-singers, and so on.

Saturday 15 October 2022
Room EQ-002, East Quad, TU Dublin, Grangegorman Lower, Smithfield, Dublin 7, Ireland

The event is free but attendees are asked to register in advance via Eventbrite


  • 9.30 Registration
  • 9.45 – 10.00 Welcome
  • 10.00 – 10.30 Catherine Ann Cullen: “The Burthen of Her Song”: Glimpses of Women
    Ballad Singers and Printers in 19th century Ireland
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Julia Bishop: Villikins: Theatre song, Broadside song, Traditional Song
    and Ubiquitous Tune
  • 11.00 – 11.30 Tea
  • 11.30 – 12.00 Oskar Cox Jensen: The Dead Man Come To Life Again, or, Edward
    Albert’s Life Story
  • 12.00 – 12.30 David Atkinson: ‘Old Ballads’ in England, c.1730–c.1780
  • 12.30 – 1.00 Jane Robinson: A Hand-coloured Broad Sheet
  • 1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
  • 2.00 – 2.30 Harry Browne: Street Cred: What might the history of news ballads
    and broadsides mean to today's journalism students?
  • 2.30 – 3.00 Martin Nail: No Irish need apply: nineteenth century broadsides
  • 3.00 – 3.30 John Moulden: John Sheil: Weaver, Political Firebrand and Songwriter
  • 3.30 – 4.00 Tea
  • 4.00 – 4.30 Sara Penn: Down the Bibliographical Rabbit Hole: Documenting
    Cheap Print and Women’s Labour
  • 4.30 – 5.00 Closing discussion

Optional extras!!

  • Friday evening, 14 October, 8.00pm
    An Góilín will welcome all to a singing session on Friday the 14th in Club Na Múinteoirí
    (The Teachers' Club!) 36 Parnell Square
  • Saturday evening, 15 October
    There will be an informal gathering at the Cobblestone pub (77 King Street North,
    Smithfield, Dublin)
  • Sunday morning, 16 October, 11.00am
    An Góilín have been invited to conduct a singing and walking
    tour of a section of north inner city Dublin as part of The Open House Festival, which
    conference members are welcome to attend.

Visitors to the Conference are also very welcome to visit ITMA during their visit to Dublin. No appointment needed.

ITMA is open to the public Monday - Friday, 10 am - 1 pm; 2 pm - 5 pm.