The ‘Madwoman’ and the Institution: Interrogating the Experience of Female Insanity in the Long Nineteenth Century

  • Event date: 01/04/2020
  • Venue: University of Leicester
  • CFP Deadline: 17/01/2020

This conference aims to reconfigure our understanding of the ‘madwoman’ in England’s long nineteenth century, asking key questions about the diagnosis, treatment, care and representation of women perceived as ‘insane’. This period saw the institutionalization of large swathes of the population, including those considered mentally ill. Simultaneously, medical advancements and increased interest in mental illness saw a … Continued

  • Event date: 01/04/2020 – 01/04/2020
  • Venue: York

On April 1st the “York and All That” group is holding an afternoon event (4-9pm) in York. The focus is on the years 1900-1910 and talks include Seebohm Rowntree’s work on Poverty and his political activities, as well as garden village developments and electoral history in York, Darlington and area. Admission is FREE – please … Continued

Activism & The Home: Free academic workshop for ECRs and PGRs

  • Event date: 03/04/2020
  • Venue: The Pankhurst Centre, 62 Nelson Street, Manchester, M13 9WP

Victorian Woman

Activism & The Home: Free academic workshop for ECRs and PGRs Interested in modern British history, working-class women or activism? Come along to a workshop hosted by The University of Manchester & The Pankhurst Centre for our AHRC-funded project ‘Challenging Domesticity’ in Britain, 1890-1990’. Hear from historians & heritage practitioners who will challenge ideas of … Continued

Roger Schofield Memorial Conference

  • Event date: 04/04/2020
  • Venue: Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

Roger Schofield

Roger Schofield Memorial Conference Hosted by the Local Population Studies Society and the Cambridge group for the History of Population and Social Structure. With additional funding from the British Society for Population Studies, the Economic History Society and the Social History Society. A conference to commemorate the late Roger Schofield and his great contribution to … Continued

Records, Risk and Research: Changing Landscapes

  • Event date: 18/05/2020
  • Venue: British Academy, London

records at risk

Records, Risk and Research: Changing Landscapes 10-3.30pm, 18 May 2020, British Academy, London The landscape of archival research is changing. This is affecting archivists as well as historians and other users of archives. This one-day event seeks to increase mutual understanding across professional boundaries. Join us for panel presentations and interactive discussion around the risks … Continued

Voluntary Action History Society Conference

  • Event date: 08/07/2020 – 10/07/2020
  • Venue: University of Liverpool
  • CFP Deadline: 31/12/2019

VOLUNTARY ACTION IN CHANGING TIMES: CREATING HISTORY OR REPEATING IT? We are looking for papers which will provide insights into the development of the history of voluntary organisations and volunteering in the past thirty years and address the challenges it faces in the future. We are looking for papers which: approach voluntary action history from … Continued