Some conference announcements – Gordon Riots/Renaissance Humour

A couple of interesting ones coming over the wires:

This one here at Leicester on Renaissance (broadly defined to include late 17thC) humour. Scheduled for 18th July 2008.

Another to be held on 2nd July at Roehampton on the Gordon Riots of 1780. Details below:

To: From the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies

The Gordon Riots and British Culture

A One-Day Conference

Roehampton University, London

Wednesday 2nd July 2008

There is no charge for this conference

Conference organisers:

Ian Haywood (English Literature):

John Seed (History):


1). 10.00 :11.00

Ronald Paulson (Johns Hopkins University)
'The British Art of the Riot'

11.00-11.30:  Break (self-service)

2). 11. 30 :1.00:  Panel 1: Historical reconsiderations

Nicholas Rogers (York University, Toronto)
"The Gordon Riots and the Politics of War."

Matthew White, (University of Hertfordshire)
" 'For the safety of the City'. The geography and social politics of public execution:  1780 and the Gordon rioters."

Tim Hitchcock, (University of Hertfordshire)
"Re-Negotiating the Bloody Code: Mutiny, Newgate and the Old Bailey in the 1780s"

Lunch: 1.00-2.00 (self-service)

3). 2.00 :3.00:  Panel 2: Eye-Witnesses

Brycchan Carey  (Kingston University)
" 'The worse than Negro barbarity of the populace': Ignatius Sancho witnesses the Gordon Riots"

Keri Davis (Nottingham Trent University)
"Moravian Eye Witnesses of the riots"

4). 3.15-4.15:  Panel 3: Narrative and Memory

John Seed (Roehampton University London)
"Fanatical and tumultuous associations': Dissenters, Methodists and anti-popery in the Gordon Riots|."

Miriam L. Wallace (New College of Florida)
"Narrating the Mob in Law and Fiction: Political Agency and Composite Subjectivity"

4.15 :4.45:  Break (self-service)

5). 4.45-6.15 :  Panel 4:  Dickens and the Victorian imagination

Sally Ledger (Birkbeck College, University of London)
The Gordon Riots and the Rejection of Paternalism in Barnaby Rudge

Jon Bowen (University of York)
"Barnaby Rudge and the Gordon Riots"

Michael Wheeler
"Dickens, Catholicism, and the 'Popular Credibility'"

6.15 Conference ends

After the Conference:
There are three bars on the campus. In the aftermath of the conference everyone is invited for a drink in the bar at Froebel College - about 4 minutes walk south from Howard Block..

Getting to Roehampton University:
* It is easy to get to Roehampton from Central London (Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction), and also from Hammersmith Tube. Details:

* By Train: Barnes Station is about 15 minutes walk from the Roehampton Lane Campus or a short bus ride on bus No. 72 or 265. Trains from Barnes go to Clapham Junction and Waterloo in central London and Staines and Windsor to the south west.

* By Tube: From Hammersmith Tube Station: District/Piccadilly/Hammersmith & City Lines: take the 72 bus from the first floor of the shopping centre. (The tube station and shopping centre are below the bus station.) Alight at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton Lane.

* From Putney Bridge Tube Station: District Line: take the 265 bus outside the station. Alight at the University, Roehampton Lane, opposite Queen Mary's Hospital.

Finding the Conference Venue:
* Howard Block. Roehampton Lane Campus.

* (Howard Block is Number 30 on the map)

Food and Drinks on the Day:

* Wired Café (also known as Nando's) is located in the Library and will be open all day.
* There are other cafes and shops open in Howard Block in the immediate vicinity of the conference room.
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