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SHS Conference Politics, Policy and Citizenship Strand 7 July 2021

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This year, we are holding our annual conference online. It will take place over two weeks from 28 June-9 July.

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POLITICS, POLICY AND CITIZENSHIP

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DRAFT SCHEDULE ONLY AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Wednesday 7 July

Panel 20 – 9.30-11.30 - Constructing Citizenship

  • Dr Ian d'Alton, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Building citizenship in an alien State - the Protestant search for place and loyalty in post-independence Ireland.
  • Dr Kate Bradley, University of Kent Creating legal cultures: Citizenship, class, and the Poor Man’s Lawyer in Interwar England
  • Dr Eureka Henrich, University of Hertfordshire 'Medical Aid Free to All Immigrants': the Migrant Medical Centre in Sydney's King's Cross (1961) and the paradox of Australia's post-war immigration programme
  • Dr Farah Mendlesohn, Historical Fictions Research Network Constructing Citizenship: Fiction and the Wars of the Three Kingdoms

Panel 21 – 12.30-2.30 - Politics and Identity in Britain, c.1830-1939

  • Dr Artemis Alexiou, York St John University Women’s Words, Women’s Bodies: Late Nineteenth Century English Feminisms in the ‘Interview’ column of the Women’s Penny Paper/Woman’s Herald (Oct. 27, 1888 - Apr. 23, 1892)
  • Judy Cox, University of Leeds The Gender Politics of Chartism Revisited
  • Dr Aled Eirug ‘The inter-war peace movement; the legacy of the conscientious objectors of the First World War’
  • Adam Waddingham, The University of Manchester Cradle of Conservatism? Lancashire, Toryism, and the modern Conservative Party

Panel 22 – 3.00-5.00 - Mini Panels:

A - Describing ‘us’ and ‘them’ in early modern England

  • TBA
  • Brodie Waddell Parochial Petitions, Social Identity and Popular Mobilisation in Early Modern England’

B - Consumption in crisis in a post-war international context

  • Silvia Pizzirani, University of Bologna Branding social responsibility: the relationship between politics, protests and consumption in Italy in the Seventies.
  • Julien Reiman, University of Cambridge ‘A Starving Man Helping Another Starving Man:" UNRRA, India, and the Genesis of Global Relief, 1943-1947

Bookings close at 11.59pm the night before the strand begins and you will receive an email containing the meeting link on the day.

Attendance is free, but we encourage people to become members to support the work of the SHS. Membership starts at £15. Please visit our website for details: https://socialhistory.org.uk/membership/

Image - The Midlothian campaign of 1879-80; people are burning in a ballot box, Disraeli is kissing a man representing tyranny and crime, broken puppet of Lord Dalkeith in the foreground. Engraving by A. Mantrop, 1879/1880.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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