Martineau Society Conference, 2023, Norwich, England (6/27/23-6/30/23)

deadline for submissions: 
April 20, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Martineau Society Conference
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The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Norwich, 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



Disability Studies

Health and Medicine

Science and Social Sciences


Familial Relationships, Friendships, Relationships with Contemporaries

 The conference will be held at Dragon Hall, National Center for Writing, in Norwich, England, from Tuesday, June 27 to Friday, June30, 2023.  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, or send so it arrives by post by April 20, 2023 to the Society’s Secretary, Dr. Sharon Connor, at 13 Lancaster Road, Formby, Merseyside L37 6AS, or by e-mail at  Information concerning the conference registration fee, membership fee, and travel scholarships funds of £250 for graduate students is available on the Martineau Society website.