CHARTISM DAY: Saturday 2 July 2011
Venue: The Brotherton Room, University of Leeds Library
This distinguished annual event is held in Leeds for the first time. There will papers on a range of current and recently completed research, and a special exhibition of Chartist materials from the University’s Library and Archives. The day will conclude with a discussion of late Dorothy Thompson’s contribution to Chartist studies.
10.30 Welcome and introduction
10.40 Chartism in Wandsworth, south London: Sean Creighton (independent scholar)
11.30 Black Country Radicalism Revisited: Chartism in Wednesbury, 1838-1848: Paul Fantom (University of Birmingham)
12.20 Lunch [provided] and view exhibition of Chartist material
1.00 Chartism and the Romantics
a] ‘Ashes and Sparks': Shelley's influence on Chartist Poetry: Simon Rennie (University of Leeds) b] Shelley and the Chartists: Nichi McCawley (University of Manchester)
2.30 Paving the way for Gladstone: extra-parliamentary political lecturing in the Chartist era: Janette Martin (Huddersfield University)
3.20 Dorothy Thompson's legacy for Chartist Studies: a roundtable discussion led by Jutta Schwarzkopf (Humboldt University, Berlin), Owen Ashton (Staffordshire University) and David Goodway.
Registration fee (includes lunch): £10. Please register in advance by sending a cheque (payable to The University of Leeds) to Malcolm Chase, School of History, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
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