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Calls for Papers

European Song and Political Protest

The City of Warwick, Friends Meeting House

24th November 2018 - 10.00 - 14.00 - Followed by a concert of music and song in the Courthouse, Warwick 16.00 - 17.30

This meeting is a part of the European History Research Centre's project:

To the Barricades! A collaborative research project on contesting power across Europe 1815-1850

This project will examine emerging and re-emerging strategies of organization, contestation and resistance, and associated political thinking, from revolutionaries to reactionaries, across Europe in the wake of the restoration of European monarchies following the Napoleonic wars and the Congress of Vienna. The aim is to construct a network of contributors to contribute to a web-site exploring restoration, resistance and rebellion in Europe between 1815 and c.1850. Contributors will identify events and associated objects and write short entries – potentially on particular days, or events, or incidents – and others might contribute background pieces and pieces reflecting on changing terms, practices, aspirations etc.

The 24th November 2018 European Song and Political Protest event is an opportunity to discuss the place of music and song in the emergence of popular forms of protest - both radical and reactive in the thirty five years after Napoleon's final defeat at Waterloo.

The workshop will combine a series of short papers illustrating the value that music and song can bring to our understanding of the dynamics of contention and resistance and exploring their significance in the wider European arena.

If you are interested in attending and contributing please contact:

Those with a wider interest in the politics of sedition in the period should also see: