This conference seeks to examine the afterlife of Thomas Paine and the ways in which he has been used and abused in the two hundred years since his death. The conference aims to be interdisciplinary and international in approach, and we invite individual papers and panel proposals from established academics, early-career researchers, postgraduates, public historians, and museums and heritage professionals.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following issues:
• Paine in biography
• Paine’s political legacy on the Left and Right
• Paine in memory and commemoration
• Paine in public history, heritage and education
• Paine as world citizen
• Paine beyond America, Britain and France
• Paine, religion and ‘free-thought’
Papers should be 20 minutes in length, and the deadline for proposals is 14th June 2013. Please send a 200 word abstract of your paper, together with a one-page CV, to Sam Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Marcus Morris at email@example.com Successful papers/proposals will be informed by 1st July.
The conference will be hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University at the People’s History Museum in Manchester on Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th November 2013.
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