Chartism Day 2018

Event Details

  • Event date: 09/06/2018 – 09/06/2018
  • Venue: IAS Common Ground, South Wing, UCL

On Saturday 9 June (10am-7pm), UCL will host this one-day conference on the Chartist movement (1838-1858) for workers’ rights and democracy.


10-10.45: Rhian E. Jones, “The Rebecca Riots: Gender, Culture and Popular Protest in Early Victorian Wales”

10.45-11.30: Emma Harris, “Bartłomiej Beniowski, the London Polish émigrés and the early Chartist movement”

11.30-11.45: Break

11.45-12.30: Peter Cox, “Transcribing the Land Company share register”

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-14.15: David Kennerley, “Strikes and singing classes: The politics of sound in 1842 and after”

14.15-15.00: Mike Sanders, “Redemption Songs: From Charter to Rasta”

15.00-15.15: Break

15.15-16.00: Alison Denham, “A whirlwind of ideas in 1840s London”

16.00-16.45: Jacob Dengate, “From Euphoria to dismay: a closer look at Chartist responses to the Revolutions of 1848”

17.45: Meet at Kennington tube station

David Goodway on 10 April 1848

Richard Galpin on the Kennington Chartist Project

Steve I. Martin on Black involvement in working-class movements in London and in Chartism

19.00: Drinks


Click here to view the abstracts for the day’s papers.

Event details

Fees: £10 registration fee, including tea and coffee breaks and lunch.

Organisers: Joan Allen, Richard Allen, Malcolm Chase and Fabrice Bensimon

Contact: Fabrice Bensimon,


Please register via the UCL online store.