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The Politics of Sedition in Long Nineteenth Century Britain: A Social and Cultural Discourse

Saturday 10th November 2018

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

Registration and coffee will be in the corridor just outside Room H0.52 on the ground floor of the Humanities Building on Library Road. See this interactive campus map:

The keynotes and some of the sessions will also be in H0.52.

One-Day Multi-Disciplinary Conference organised by Amy Galvin-Elliott & Dave Steele

Warwick History PhD Candidates & HRC Doctoral Fellows 2018-19

Provisional Programme  

Registration has now closed. Please read the Terms and Conditions  before booking.


The clash of a powerful elite with an aspirational working class enthused by a politically astute middle class is a recurring theme of Nineteenth Century Britain. Sedition and resistance were the tools employed to secure a fairer state. This multi-disciplinary conference will explore the means through which this was manifested and to establish the foundations of an emerging social and cultural discourse. Papers are welcomed from postgraduate, early career and established researchers in History, Literary Studies, Economics, Political Sciences, Sociology and Psychology. Topics could include:

  • The politics of sedition and their origins.
  • Emerging social, economic, and political discourses in the nineteenth century.
  • Sites of resistance and protest.
  • The emergence of the mass platform
  • Contesting the status quo through literature and writing.
  • Artistic and literary imaginings of new socio-political models.

The conference organisers wish to bring together postgraduate, early career and established researchers to share their expertise on this topic. They would therefore welcome papers from academics at all stages of their careers. Please send proposals of 300 words for 20 minute papers, along with a short biography, to politicsofsedition at outlook dot com by 31st July 2018. Download Call for Papers  

Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Bursaries
We are very happy to have a number of postgraduate and postdoctoral bursaries available. These will cover registration fees for postgraduate students attending the conference, with a smaller number also offering some contribution towards travel for postgrad and postdocs presenting papers.
Should you wish to apply for one of the bursaries, please submit a short paragraph with your paper proposal explaining why you feel you are eligible and what other funding you have access to that could support your attendance at the conference. If you have already submitted an abstract, please just send the paragraph separately along with your abstract title and we shall consider your application accordingly.
We hope to let applicants know of the outcome by mid-August, so all applications for bursaries should be submitted by the Call for Papers deadline of 31st July 2018. Applications and abstracts should be sent to politicsofsedition at outlook dot com

Dr Anna Barton
University of Sheffield

Dr Sarah Richardson
University of Warwick

Funded by the
Humanities Research Centre University of Warwick

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Contact: politicsofsedition at outlook dot com