Martineau Society Conference 2017: final programme

Martineau Society Annual Meeting 2017 

24th – 27th July 

 The Mercure Royal Hotel, Hull.

Conference Programme

Monday 24th July

From 14.00      Arrival and Registration

17.00 – 18.00   Committee Meeting

18.30    Dinner and Lecture. Dr Nick Evans, University of Hull. ‘Female Agency and the fight against the Slave Trade – the case of Hull.’

Tuesday 25th July

9.30 – 10.15 Iain Crawford: Transatlantic Exchanges: Harriet Martineau and The Southern Rose

10.15 – 11.00   John Warren: Harriet Martineau reasonably close to Hull: the medium and the message of her children’s story The Settlers at Home (1841)

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.15 Stuart Hobday: Charlotte Brontë and Harriet Martineau

12.15 –1.00pm   John Vint:  Demerara: Harriet Martineau and the Political Economy of Slavery


1400    Afternoon Trail – Hull’s Old Town and Museum Quarter

18.30    Dinner and Quiz

Wednesday 26th July

9.30 – 10.15 Carol Chilton: The Early Education of Harriet Martineau and Florence Nightingale

10.15 – 11.00 Keiko Funaki: Harriet Martineau’s feminist economics in Female Industry.

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 Martineau Society AGM – for Agenda click here

13.00 Lunch

14.00   Afternoon Trail – train to Beverley to see the Minster, and Wednesday Market

18.30   Dinner and Auction

Thursday 27th July

10.00 – 10.45   Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle: Harriet Martineau and her Nephews

10.45 – 11.30   Sue Brown: Julia Wedgwood and Harriet Martineau; a study in disillusionment.

12.00 Conference close and buffet lunch.

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