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 were due to hold the annual conference in Scarborough in July, but given Covid and the continuing uncertainties around the safety of travel and of staying in hotels in the UK (which are not due to reopen until 4 July), after much discussion it has been decided to postpone the conference until the equivalent dates […]
Hello from Eastern Washington University! Students in our “Major Authors” literature class during Winter Quarter 2020 read works by Charlotte Brontë and Harriet Martineau, and we discussed how these two Victorian women writers contributed to the discussions of their day and what each writer continues to offer current readers. We read Martineau’s novel Deerbrook, two […]
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 […]