Martineau Society Conference in Lewes, England

deadline for submissions: 
April 19, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Beth Torgerson / Martineau Society
contact email: 

Martineau Society Conference 2024 in Lewes, England    06/24/2024-06/27/2024; deadline 04/19/2024

The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in the historic town of Lewes, East Sussex, 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 the Westgate Chapel, in the center of town, from Monday, June 24 to Thursday, June 27, 2024.  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 19, 2024 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. Questions about conference details can be sent to the conference organizers Gaby Weiner and David Hamilton ( and