Martineau Society Conference 2019, Manchester UK

deadline for submissions: 
May 6, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Martineau Society
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Martineau Society Conference 2019

Manchester, England    07/23/2019-07/26/2019; deadline 05/06/2019

The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Manchester, 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, Victorian newspapers and periodicals; Disability Studies; Health and Medicine; Science, Psychology, and Social Sciences; Education; Reform; Familial Relationships, Friendships, and Relationships with Contemporaries


The conference will be held at Chancellors Hotel, Mosely Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, England, from Tuesday, July 23 to Friday, July 26, 2019.  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 May 6, 2019 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 undergraduate and graduate students is available on the website.


Please note that to receive the conference room rate at the Chancellors Hotel, you will need to reserve your room by March 29th, 2019. Individual accommodations at Chancellors Hotel, or other hotels in the area, will need to be after March 29; however, please register as "Day Attendees" for the conference by March 31st to facilitate arrangments with the conference hotel. As "Day Attendees," you have two daily options, one including the evening dinner and one without, with prices varying accordingly. Please see the Martineau Society website for details.  Thank you!