Martineau Society Conference Birmingham 2016 07/25/16-07/28/16; deadline 05/01/16

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The Martineau Society will be hosting its 22nd annual conference in Birmingham, 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
Politics, including Local, National, International politics, and Politics of Empire
Disability Studies
Health and Medicine
Science and Social Sciences
Familial Relationships, Friendships, Relationships with Contemporaries

The conference will be held at the Eaton Hotel in Birmingham, England from Monday, July 25 to Thursday, July 28, 2016. Individual paper presentations, including a question and answer session, are approximately 40 minutes, depending upon number of conference presenters. Please submit a 150-word abstract and complete the registration form found on The Martineau Society website at and send to the Society's Secretary, Sharon Connor at by May 1, 2016.

Membership in the Martineau Society is optional for the conference. However, for students to be eligible for financial aid—bursaries of £250 are available—to attend the conference, they will need to become a member. Please see website for membership information.