This is the official website of the Martineau Society which has as its main aim , to collect, preserve, study and publish material relating to the Martineau family of Norwich. Specifically, the Society aims to highlight the principles of freedom of conscience advocated in the nineteenth century by Harriet Martineau and her brother, Dr. James Martineau.
We are proud to publish in segments and for the first time, an extensive biography of Harriet Martineau by Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (1928-2019), founding member of the Martineau Society, renowned Martineau scholar and previous President of the Society entitled A Nineteenth-Century Woman’s Engaging with Her Times: Harriet Martineau (1802-1876). As an introduction we provide a brief […]
Here is the latest article on Harriet Martineau by Professor Valerie Sanders, noted Martineau scholar and the Martineau Society’s current President. The article is published in the Aeon on-line, journal. Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview. ‘Our mission is to create a sanctuary online for serious […]
The first article ever on Miss J, who accompanied HM to America 1834–36, appeared in Notes&Queries in September 2018 and was written by G. Peter Winnington (University of Lausanne) – to read, please click here
Please click here for a short article on Harriet Martineau by new member Ellie Smolenaars, which appeared in September, 2018, in the print edition of the Dutch Sociologie Magazine. We hope it is of interest to members of the Society (the Dutch title translates to: ‘A real two-pair-of-eyes-perspective’), if only to show the that fascination with Harriet Martineau’s ideas is […]