This interdisciplinary conference marks the bicentenary of the death of blind poet, Edward Rushton (1756-1814), Liverpool’s most radical voice in the Age of Revolution.
Rushton was an uncompromising abolitionist and antislavery fighter, as well as a champion of human rights at large.
We would welcome papers on Rushton and his contemporaries and on Liverpool as it established itself as a centre of an international network of trade in objects, people, ideas and cultures eg:
- Liverpool capital of the slave trade, Liverpool and abolition, and philanthropy: writing in Romantic Liverpool: Rushton and disability, his human rights legacy: Liverpool identities and spaces during the long eighteenth century; romantic towns, ports, and provincial networks
Abstracts of around 250 words, together with a biography, should be sent to the organizers Greg Lynall, Franca Dellarosa and Alex Robinson via email@example.com, by 31st January 2014.
University of Liverpool
Department of Continuing Education
126 Mount Pleasant,
0151 794 6952
0151 794 2544 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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