Conference 2016

Politics in Towns

30 January 2016

Rooms 10,102, Clore Management Centre,
Torrington Square, Birkbeck College

We would like to invite you to the 38th annual meeting of historians, geographers, archaeologists and others working on the medieval and early modern town.


10:00-10:30     Registration

Penelope J. Corfield (Royal Holloway, London University) and Edmund Green (Newcastle University)
Voting for Coroners, Bridge-Wardens, Councilmen, Mayors, MPs: The Active Electorate in Eighteenth-Century Metropolitan London

Peter Elmer (University of Exeter)
“Every Corporation a Politick Pest-House”: Medical engagement with urban politics in Restoration England

12:45-1:45     LUNCH

Eliza Hartrich (Magdalen College, Oxford)
What is “Urban Politics”? The View from Fifteenth-Century England

Samantha Harper (Centre for Metropolitan History)  
Rapacity and Remorse revisited: relations between City and Crown in the final years of the reign of Henry VII

3:00-3:15     Refreshments

Jason Peacey (UCL)
Bills set up in the streets: politics on posts in early modern London


There is a registration fee of £25.00 (£15.00 for registered students and the unwaged), to include coffee and biscuits, and lunch of sandwiches and fruit.  It is essential to book in advance, by returning the registration slip.

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