Chartism Day 2018

09 June 2018, 10:00 am–7:00 pm

Chartism Day

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IAS Common Ground, South Wing, UCL

On Saturday 9 June, 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"

12.30-13.45: Lunch

13.45-14.35: David Kennerley, "Strikes and singing classes: The politics of sound in 1842 and after"

14.35-15.25: Alison Denham, "A whirlwind of ideas in 1840s London"

15.25-15.40: Break

15.40-16.30: 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 at the White Bear, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ


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, f.bensimon@ucl.ac.uk


Please register via the UCL online store.