From Margins to Centre? An undergraduate conference on marginalised histories

  • Event date: 28/02/2020
  • Venue: Berrick Saul Building, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK

Margins to centre

A one day conference, which will explore marginalised histories and the intersectionality between them, with a particular focus on LGBT+ history, women’s history, BME history, and history of disability. Papers will be presented by academics and undergraduate students. This conference is aimed at undergraduate students to give them a chance to take ownership of the discipline, … Continued

Aiding Upright Births throughout History Symposium

  • Event date: 28/02/2020
  • Venue: National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum 14 Appleton Gate Newark NG24 1JY

birthing chair

Aiding Upright Births throughout History Symposium Birthing Chairs have been used as birthing aids throughout history. Indeed, maintaining an upright position during labour and birth is now a World Health Organization recommendation as it reduces the number of instrumental interventions. Join us for a day of discussion and papers on the role of the birthing … Continued

Radical Statistics – Learning from the Past to Build a Better Future

  • Event date: 28/02/2020 – 28/02/2020
  • Venue: London

On February 28th, the Radical Statistics Group are holding their annual conference in London. The theme is “Learning from the Past to Build a Better Future” and our keynote speaker is Lynn McDonald, Canadian MP and Editor of Florence Nightingale’s collected works. Other speakers include Professors Danny Dorling from Oxford University and Andrew Street from … Continued

Prize Books and Politics: Rethinking Working-Class Life in Edwardian Britain

  • Event date: 05/03/2020
  • Venue: (this is a digital exhibition)

prize books and politics poster

Prize Books and Politics: Rethinking Working-Class Life in Edwardian Britain Digital Exhibition Launch – March 5th 2020 At the beginning of the Edwardian era (1901-1914), the British working classes, who represented 75% of the country’s total population, were one of the most literate and politically active in the world. This was the result of more … Continued

Ayahs in London [and Britain]

  • Event date: 07/03/2020
  • Venue: Hackney Museum 1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ


In association with International Women’s Day 2020 we invite you to join us as we uncover the lost histories of South Asian female migrants in London, and discover the untold stories of Ayahs in Hackney.   11am-1pm Lost Histories A talk with Rozina Visram and Florian Stadtler. Rozina is the author of pioneering books Ayahs, … Continued

Experiences of Adult Education in Britain since 1919

  • Event date: 14/03/2020 – 14/03/2020
  • Venue: St Hilda's, Oxford
  • CFP Deadline: 16/12/2019

2019 is the centenary of the publication of a foundational text in the history of British adult education: the Ministry of Reconstruction’s Final Report on Adult Education. This laid the groundwork for liberal adult education in Britain. Since then, many thousands of people have participated in adult education. Adult education has been a major catalyst … Continued

Black Abolitionist Walking Tour

  • Event date: 17/03/2020
  • Venue: Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ

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90min walking tour in central London highlighting 6 sites where African American activists made an important impact on the British landscape About this Event Hello! If you’re around in central London, come along to my Black Abolitionist Walking Tour, highlighting six locations where formerly enslaved African Americans made an indelible mark on the British landscape. … Continued

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