How did activists remember, represent and reassess the revolutionary heritage of the ‘long nineteenth century’? On 4–5 November 2016, Northumbria University’s ‘Histories of Activism’research group will examine this question in association with the Society for the Study of Labour History (SSLH) and with the support of Durham’s Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies.
We will explore how movements, groups and organisations evoked the memory of particular events (e.g. the revolutions of 1789 and 1848, the Peterloo Massacre, the Paris Commune) and how they cast or recast the legacy of particular movements (e.g. utopian socialism, Chartism, feminism). In doing so, the event explores narratives about radical and revolutionary legacies in both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Registration for the conference is now open. Refreshments and lunch will be provided, and there is an optional conference dinner at 8pm on Friday 4 November (self-paid).
The conference programme is available here:
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Deadline for registration is 26 October 2016. Deadline for booking accommodation is 27 October 2016.