Martineau Society Conference 2020, Scarborough, England 07/19/20-07/22/20

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Martineau Society Conference
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The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Scarborough, England.  The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).

Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.  

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Theology and Religion

Literature (all genres, including Children’s Literature and Travel Writing)

Language and Linguistics

Cultural Studies

Art and Philosophy

Gender Studies

Engineering and Industry

Economics

Politics, including Local, National, International politics, and Politics of Empire

Journalism

Disability Studies

Health and Medicine

Science and Social Sciences

Education

Familial Relationships, Friendships, Relationships with Contemporaries

 

The conference will be held at Crown Spa Hotel in Scarborough, England, from Sunday, July 19 to Wednesday, July 22, 2020.  Individual paper presentations, including a question and answer session, are approximately 40 minutes, depending upon number of conference presenters.  Anyone interested in giving a shorter 20-minute paper should indicate this preference on the registration form.  Please submit a 150-word abstract and complete the registration form found on The Martineau Society website online at http://martineausociety.co.uk/martineau-society-conference-2020-july-scarborough-uk-information-and-registration-details/ and send so it arrives by post by March 31, 2020 to the Society’s Secretary, Sharon Connor, at 13 Lancaster Road, Formby, Merseyside L37 6AS, or by e-mail at  sharonconnor@live.co.uk.  Information concerning hotel reservations, registration fees, membership fees, and travel scholarships funds of £250 for graduate students is available on the website.