LAND QUESTIONS: SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE LAND IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, 1750-1950
The University of Hertfordshire, UK
2-3 July 2005
The ‘Land Question’ is a familiar but still relatively under-studied area of modern British history. Often seen merely in its narrow, ‘political’ light, it has met with less attention than it deserves.
This conference aims to rectify this situation by subjecting the land question to sustained, inter-disciplinary attention.
The 40 papers confirmed for the Conference cover a wide range of issues. In addition to discrete panels on the land question in Wales, Scotland, Ireland and England, the conference will examine:
the link between the land question and enclosure
the land question, allotments and poverty
the social economic and cultural dimensions of land ownership,
the land question and rural housing
artistic and literary perspectives on the land question
politicians and the land question
Utopian land reform schemes
Speakers include: John Beckett, Jeremy Burchardt, Ewan Cameron, Malcolm Chase, Matthew Cragoe, Clare Griffiths, Tony Howe, David Howell, Alun Howkins, Paul Mulvey, Ian Packer, Roland Quinault, Paul Readman, F.M.L.Thompson, Antony Taylor and Michael Turner.
The conference has been scheduled for the weekend before the Anglo-American Historians’ Conference in London, and the organisers hope that many H-Net readers visiting the UK at that time will be inspired to join us for what promises to be an invigorating debate.
The University of Hertfordshire is a short, 20-minute train ride out of London’s King’s Cross station, and reasonably priced overnight ensuite accommodation (£44 per night, bed & breakfast) is available on campus.
For a full programme and further details of how to register, please contact Professor Matthew Cragoe (contact information provided below).
We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.
Professor Matthew Cragoe
Dept. of History, de Havilland Campus
University of Hertfordshire, Herts AL 10 9 AB Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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