Monday, 28 April 2014

Chartism Day 2014 - Ireland and British Democracy

Chartism Day 2014 takes place in Galway, beginning on Friday 4 July and running through Saturday 5 July.  This year’s theme is Ireland and British Democracy.

Registration is now open for anyone who would like to go along.

Full details of the event, including information on travel and accommodation, the location of the day’s events, and a booking form are now available on a Chartism Day blog set up specifically for the 2014 event.

Speakers for the day are:
Joan Allen (Newcastle University) – ‘The Language of Emancipation: electoral politics and print culture in the North East of England, 1825-1848’
Maura Cronin (Mary Immaculate College) – ‘Legion of the rearguard? The Irish Democratic Association 1849-50’
Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton) – ‘”Ireland for the Irish”: a selection of poems by W. J. Linton’
Michael Huggins (University of Chester) – ‘The Confederates and the Charter: “mere matters of arrangement and detail”?’
Christine Kinealy (Quinnipiac University) – ‘Patrick O’Higgins – a forgotten Irish Radical’
John McGrath (Mary Immaculate College) – ‘Provincial Irish artisans and political conservatism, 1819-1848: Isolation or indifference?’
Matthew Roberts (Sheffield Hallam University) – ‘From Ante-Hero to Anti-Hero? The Chartists and Daniel O’Connell’
Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh (NUI, Galway) – Closing commentary

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