Anti-Catholicism and Anti-Popery in the British World, c. 1700-c. 1900
A one-day colloquium funded by the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University
Tuesday, 13th September, 2011
Summary: The British and Irish Worlds Research Group at Northumbria University will be hosting a one-day colloquium which will bring together academics and postgraduate students whose work explores the global and imperial dimensions of anti-Catholicism in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British World and Empire.
The event is intended as a workshop which will help participants to develop work-in-progress. The day will be structured around a keynote lecture and a round-table discussion of six to eight papers. Papers will be pre-circulated to delegates, as well as to two invited experts who will offer their comments to the speakers. At the colloquium itself, speakers will be invited to talk briefly about their paper and then participate in a general discussion with invited commentators and other speakers. There may also be plans for a published volume of the proceedings.
Possible themes which speakers may wish to discuss are:
• No-Popery populism in English Culture
• Irish dimensions of British anti-Catholicism
• Popular culture and anti-Catholicism
• Rituals, ceremonies and anti-Catholicism
• Anti-Catholic commemoration and remembrance
• Organisations and associations against Catholicism
• Media and communication: spreading of Anti-Catholic doctrine
• Religious intolerance and the Making of British World cultures
• Anti-Catholicism and politics
• Globalising the message against Rome
• Ulster Protestant anti-Catholicism
The event will feature a keynote lecture by Professor John Wolffe of the Open University. Other speakers include Peter Nockles (John Rylands Library) and Professor David Fitzpatrick (Trinity College Dublin).
Expressions of interest: If you are interested in submitting a paper, then in the first instance send expressions of interest, with a proposed title, to Dr Joe Hardwick at email@example.com by Friday, May 13th 2011. Abstracts of around 300 words will be required by early June 2011.
Event location: School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle, NE1 8ST.
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