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  • Annual Luddite Memorial Lecture 2019: Peterloo Retold: 1819-2019

    29 April 2019

    Annual Luddite Memorial Lecture 2019: Peterloo Retold: 1819-2019

    Dr Janette Martin, Modern History Archivist at The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester will deliver the 6th Annual Luddite Memorial Lecture. Janette will talk about the many ways in which the Peterloo Massacre of 16 August 1819 has been remembered and retold.

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  • The global challenge of peace: 1919 as a contested threshold to a new world order

    17 May 2019

    The global challenge of peace: 1919 as a contested threshold to a new world order

    This conference will scrutinize the events of 1919 from below: the global underside of the Wilsonian moment. During 1919 the Great Powers redrew the map of the world with the Treaties of Paris and established the League of Nations intending to prevent future war. Yet what is often missed is that 1919 was a complex threshold between war and peace that was contested by a variety of social and political forces and that that contestation like the war itself had a global scale.

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  • Peterloo 1819-2019

    18 May 2019

    Peterloo 1819-2019

    A one-day conference looking at the history and legacies of the Peterloo Massacre in its bicentenary year, featuring talks by the foremost historians in the field. Includes: Professor John Belchem (University of Liverpool), Dr Janette Martin (University of Manchester) and Dr Katrina Navickas (University of Hertfordshire).

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