Chartism Day Saturday 11 June



9.00–9.30        Registration. Room CBK 107, Binks Building, University of Chester, Parkgate, Road Campus

9.30–9.45        Introduction (Dr Michael Huggins)

9.45–11.00      Dr Michael Sanders (Manchester)

‘Tilting with the Parsons’: Chartism’s challenge to the Churches, 1840-1842

 Victoria Clarke (Leeds)

Pledges and pint pot politics: journalistic representations of the rise of temperance Chartism

11.00-11.30     Tea and coffee break

11.30–12.45    Jacob Dengate (Aberystwyth)

‘The “time honoured humbug of our ancestors”: Helen Macfarlane’s critique of the British constitution and “late” Chartism, 1849-50’

Josh Gibson (Cambridge)

Chartism and the age of democratic revolutions

12.45-1.45       Buffet lunch

1.45-3.00            Dr Kate Bowan (Australian National University)

The Marseillaise and British radicalism

Dr Matthew Roberts (Sheffield Hallam)

Chartism and Repeal: parallel movements

3.00-3.30         Tea and coffee break

3.30-4.45            Professor Paul Pickering

‘The Celestial Empire’: Chartists and the Far East

Dr Katrina Navickas

The meanings of space and place in the Chartist movement

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Chartism Day 2016 – Booking Form





About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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