Martineau Society Conference 2017 07/24/2017-07/27/2017

deadline for submissions: 
June 9, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Martineau Society
contact email: 

The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Hull, England from July 24 to July 27, 2017.  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 the Mercure Royal Hotel in Hull, England from Monday, July 24 to Thursday, July 27, 2017.  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 at  and send so it arrives by post by June 9, 2017 to the Society’s Secretary, Sharon Connor, at 13 Lancaster Road, Formby, Merseyside L37 6AS, or by e-mail at  Information concerning hotel reservations, registration fees, membership fees, and travel scholarships funds of £250 for graduate students is available on the website.