I am delighted to announce that registration is now open for our forthcoming conference, "The Aftermath of Suffrage: What Happened After the Vote was Won?", taking place at the HRI, University of Sheffield, 24-25 June, 2011. To register please go to https://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?modid=1&prodid=0&deptid=0&compid=1&prodvarid=70&catid=9
We have an exciting conference planned, with a combination of plenary and parallel sessions, with over 30 speakers, and all contributing to very timely and stimulating debates about political engagement and participation, the impact of universal and women's suffrage, politicians reflections on the 'franchise factor', and the role of the personal in the political sphere. This will make for particularly cohesive and resonant discussions, and we already have strong interest from publishers for an edited collection on the same theme. All delegates will have the opportunity to join in discussion and debate, and we encourage the participation of students, scholars, and interested members of the public.
In these difficult economic times we have been particularly encouraged by our success in attracting some funding towards the conference costs, and we are grateful to the University of Sheffield (the Department of History and the University's Research and Innovation Fund), Exeter University, and the Royal Historical Society for their support.
We have tried to keep the costs down, and in order to widen participation we are charging less for unwaged than for waged delegates. You will also have the option of attending for either one of both days, although we hope most of you can be with us for the whole event. We have organized a conference dinner on the Friday night, 24 June, at a good quality and reasonably-priced local restaurant. Please note that the DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION is 10 June, 2011. We are afraid we will not have the facilities for you to pay at the door.
We have also appointed a conference administrator, Kate Law, a PhD student in the Department of History and the University of Sheffield, working on gender relations in Rhodesia. Kate would be happy to answer any of your more specific questions about accommodation, expenses, transport etc. She can be reached by email email@example.com and we also have a conference email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also find attached here information about accommodation in the vicinity, as well as information about travel to and transportation within Sheffield. Please also see attached menu choices for the conference dinner on Friday evening. If you wish to attend the dinner please pay via the online store (https://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?modid=1&prodid=1048&deptid=5&compid=1&prodvarid=0&catid=9) and email your menu choices to email@example.com by 10th June. Please also email Kate if you have any dietary requirements beyond Vegetarianism for the lunch time catering.
We would also be grateful if you would help us advertise the conference by disseminating the conference poster and encouraging your students and colleagues to come along. Please see our website, http://history.dept.shef.ac.uk/aftermathofsuffrageconf/ for further details.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you in June.
Julie Gottlieb and Richard Toye
Humanities Research Institute
34 Gell Street
Sheffield S3 7QY
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