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BrANCH Conference 2021

27th Annual BrANCH Conference

University of Warwick, 8-10 October 2021


Peter Parish Memorial Lecture: Professor Vivien Miller (Nottingham)

Vitriol Throwing in Victorian America.

BrANCH Keynote: Elaine Frantz (Kent State University):

Title: The Nineteenth-Century Arrest as Trauma and Performance.

Saturday New Directions in History Roundtable : History of Emotions

Jo Cohen (QMUL): A Feeling for Property: Writing Histories of Emotions and Capitalism

Tom Wright (Sussex): Charisma and the Problem of Crowd Emotions

Iain Flood (Newcastle University): Postbellum Missouri: Individual Emotions and Political Change


This has been an unusual year (or has it been two?), and we are so excited at the prospect of holding BrANCH2021 at Warwick, and in person. The Covid situation remains ongoing and subject to change, so please be aware that it may not be possible to refund the full cost of the conference if travel restrictions are put in place from outside the UK. For those of us in the UK, if the government impose lockdown again, then we will be refunded.


Obviously we believe it to be a slight risk at this time.


Finally, we are pleased to introduce a childcare/carers bursary for postgraduates and ECRs with caring responsibilities. We welcome applications up to £230 to cover costs directly related to childcare/caring, including:

* additional day with registered childcare/care provider to allow attendance
* additional travel and hotel costs for additional caregiver (though not conference registration).

Grant funds are limited and preference will be given to programme participants. Please apply at the time of registration by emailing:


Dr Elizabeth Clapp (Conference Secretary):

Professor Susan-Mary Grant (Chair):

Professor Tim Lockley (Warwick):


Draft conference programme is here

Accommodation will be at Radcliffe House on the University of Warwick campus.

Registration and payment

Travel information about getting to campus

Local historic attractions

Coventry Cathedral - destroyed during the Blitz in 1940. A short bus ride from campus

Kenilworth Castle - ruins of a medieval castle, operated by English Heritage - short taxi ride from campus

Warwick Castle - finest complete medieval castle in England - 10 miles from campus

Stratford-upon-Avon - visit Shakespeare's birthplace, and various other Shakespeare attractions - 17 miles from campus