The Politics of the Countryside

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Event Date : 02 Dec, 2017

Summary :

This is a one-day conference addressing political actors and actions in the countryside from medieval to modern times.

The Politics of the Countryside Details

Venue :
Institute for Historical Research
City :
Country :
United Kingdom
Organiser :
Name: Dr Paul Warde, Email:, Institution: University of Cambridge

Papers will examine disputes over commons in late medieval England; the politics of improvement and anti-improvement in seventeenth-century drainage; the agricultural labourer in the light of nineteenth-century racial politics; and the politics of the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act. There will also be a roundtable on current approaches to categorizing and understanding the history of rural politics.

Speakers are:

Maïka de Keyser (Utrecht University)
Elly Robson (University of Cambridge)
Carl Griffin (University of Sussex)
Matthew Kelly (Northumbria University
Briony MacDonagh (University of Hull)
Calre Griffiths (Cardiff University)
Chris Briggs (University of Cambridge)

The cost of the conference is £30 (with lunch) or £15 (without lunch). To register and view the full program, go to the BAHS website. For queries please contact Paul Warde.

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