The last CHINED conference, CHINED IX, was  held at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, on 23-24 May 2024.

The title of the conference was Historical News Discourse in a Comparative Perspective.

The conference organiser was  Prof. Matylda  Włodarczyk and information about the Call for Papers and other conference information can be found at:

The next CHINED conference, CHINED X, will be held in the spring/summer of 2026.

What is CHINED

CHINED News takes its name from the series of conferences devoted to the study of historical news discourse.

The first Conference on Historical News Discourse (CHINED I) was held in Florence, Italy on 2–3 September 2004. The aim of the conference, as with successive conferences, was to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of research in the field of news discourse written in English. Since 2004 there have been 7 other CHINED conferences. The next CHINED conference (CHINED IX) will be held in Poznan in late spring/ early summer 2024.

CHINED conferences focus on the language of both print and manuscript news from the early modern period up until the first decades of the twentieth century. The print news not only includes the hard news of pamphlets and newspapers but also all the other sub-genres making up the world of the press: editorials, letters to the editor, polemic, advertising, review journalism, to name just a few.

What Does CHINED Do?

CHINED conferences have provided a forum for a wide range of methodological approaches such as appraisal theory, corpus linguistics, critical discourse analysis, frame theory, historical pragmatics, sociolinguistics and translation.

These approaches have been employed to study news discourse in relation to diachronic linguistic change, genre conventions, ideology and more generally the role of context in the production and reception of news. 

Six CHINED-related volumes have been published. A seventh volume based on CHINED VIII in Augsburg, 2022, will be published in 2023.The aim of our CHINED News website is to provide information on CHINED conferences and other information regarding the language of historical news.

We encourage all those interested in enriching the CHINED News website with information about events and recent research to submit the news on the above Contact Link.
CHINED was founded by Nicholas Brownlees and the CHINED Board consists of Nicholas Brownlees, Birte Bös and Udo Fries.

Why is CHINED Important?

CHINED conferences are unique in that they focus specifically on historical news discourse.

Attracting an international range of academics, the two-day events provide a relaxed and enjoyable forum for the latest research papers and scholarship dealing with the language of early and late modern news. The follow-up volumes containing selected papers from the conferences are an important resource for all researchers working in this new and exciting area of studies.

CHINED Conferences have been held in Florence (CHINED I, 2004), Zurich (CHINED II, 2007),Rostock (CHINED III, 2012), Helsinki (CHINED IV, 2014), Porto (CHINED V, 2015), Sheffield (CHINED VI, 2017), Barcelona (CHINED VII, 2019) and Augsburg (CHINED VIII, 2022).

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Recent Publications

Here are a list of CHINED recent publications


News Discourse in Early Modern Britain

Nicholas Brownlees (ed.) Bern: Peter Lang, 2006


Changing Genre Conventions in Historical English News Discourse

Birte Bös and Lucia Kornexl (eds.) Benjamins: Amsterdam, 2015

Diachronic Developments in English News Discourse

Minna Palander-Collin, Maura Ratia, Irma Taavitsainen (eds.) Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2017

Shaping Realities in News Reporting: From Early Modern English to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

Nicholas Brownlees, Elsa Simões Lucas Freitas, Sandra Gonçalves Tuna, Jorge Pedro Sousa (eds) Lisboa: Editora Media XXI, 2018