Arthur Hallam Bicentenary

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University of Sheffield

In Celebration Arthur Henry Hallam

A Bicentenary Seminar

Saturday 5th February 2011
Humanities Research Institute
University of Sheffield

Arthur Henry Hallam (1811-1833), son of the Whig historian, Henry Hallam, is now best known as the subject of Alfred Tennyson's famous elegy, In Memoriam. But Hallam's sudden and premature death, caused by a brain haemorrhage when he was just twenty two, cut short a life that his friends acknowledged as one of the most promising of the age. Close friend of both Tennyson and W.E. Gladstone, member of the Cambridge Apostles, poet, orator and critic, Arthur Hallam was a young man of considerable achievement and influence. This one-day seminar, held to mark the bicentenary of Hallam's birth, aims to explore his life and work and to consider the ways he has been represented and remembered. Short papers and proposals for workshops and roundtable discussions on any aspect of Hallam's life are welcome.

Abstracts (c. 250 words) and outlines of workshop themes should be sent to Anna Barton ( or Matthew Campbell (m. by 30th November 2010.