Monday, 6 February 2012

A History of Riots conference timetable

History of Riots conference 25th Feb: timetable
Saturday 25th February 2012

Midday-5pm, Room 350
Institute of Historical Research
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1
The British riots of summer 2011 were a powerful reminder that rioting is still on the agenda even in one of the centres of market capitalism. Rioting has a long history and historical context. While authorities have tended to use the language of criminality historians have often taken a different view.
The papers at this conference – the first to look at the history of riots since the events of 2011, and the broader sweep from the Arab Spring to the Occupy movements of that year – are based on original research into a
range of aspects of the riot in history.

History of Riots conference 25th Feb: timetable
Room 350 Institute of Historical Research, Senate House Malet St WC1

From Revolution to New Unionism; the impact of Bloody Sunday on the development of John Burns’s politics
Riots around the Scottish Union negotiations in 1706
Memorial Day Massacre, a Chicago Police Riot
Registration from Midday
Papers and discussion from 12.30pm including introduction: Keith Flett Riots, the form of protest that could not be consigned to the history books
Round Table discussion: Understanding the history of riots today at 4pm
Afterwards discussion and beer at the Euston Tap [front of Euston station]

Entry is £10 [£5 unwaged]. We ask people to donate in advance, if possible, to speed registration on the day.
Cheques, payable to ‘ Keith Flett’, to 38 Mitchley Rd London N17 9HG
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