Reassessing Gerrard Winstanley, Keele University 5-6 February 2010

Places still available for this conference on Winstanley’s life, thought and writings.  Speakers include Tom Corns, Ann Hughes and John Gurney. For full details see the attached poster.

The conference celebrates both the 400th anniversary of Winstanley’s birth and the imminent publication of the new edition of Winstanley’s works edited by Ann Hughes, Tom Corns and David Loewenstein. It’s turning into a bumper season for fans of the Diggers, with the reissuing of Brownlow and Mollo’s evocative Winstanley on dvd, Kevin Brownlow’s recently published ‘making of’ book about the film and the forthcoming publication of The Law of Freedom in Platform, introduced by Tony Benn (no less), in Verso’s revolutions series. And, of course, the imminent paperback publication of A Radical History of Britain which has a whole chapter devoted to the Diggers.

winstanley conference poster

Political and Popular Culture in the Early Modern Period

Happy New Year!

A reminder about the above Pickering and Chatto series. We would welcome proposals for new monographs. Details of where to send proposals and the form they should take can be found on the series homepage. Here you can also find details of current and forthcoming titles within the series.

Ted Vallance