Martineau Society Conference 2022, Sheffield, England (7/18-7/21/2022)

deadline for submissions: 
April 30, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Martineau Society
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The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Sheffield, 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

Slavery, Abolition, and Civil Rights

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

Engineering and Industry

Economics

Journalism

Disability Studies

Health and Medicine

Science and Social Sciences

Education

Familial Relationships, Friendships, Relationships with Contemporaries

The conference will be held at Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield, in Sheffield, England, from Monday, July 18 to Thursday, July 21, 2022.  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 https://martineausociety.co.uk/annual-martineau-society-meeting-2022-provisional-details/, or send so it arrives by post by April 30, 2022 to the Society’s Secretary, Dr. 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 Martineau Society website.