Conference: Dissent and the Representation of War

Conference: Dissent and the Representation of War

Saturday 16 May 2015, Dr Williams's Library, 14 Gordon Square WC1H 0AR

The 11th annual one-day conference of the Centre focuses on Dissenters’ attitudes to war and peace in the period from the American Revolutionary War (c. 1775) to the Spanish Peninsular War (c. 1809). Please register by 1 May 2015. Details below.

Registration and coffee


Lecture 1: ‘Dissent and British Opposition to the War of American Independence’
Professor Stephen Conway (UCL)

Lecture 2: ‘Quaker Pacifism, African Warfare, and the Case against the Slave Trade’
Professor Brycchan Carey (Kingston University)

Lecture 3: ‘War Versus Universal Benevolence: Richard Price and His Influence’
Dr Rémy Duthille (Université Bordeaux Montaigne)

Lecture 4: ‘“The energy of those principles that shake Europe to the centre”: The French Revolution and Welsh Dissent’
Dr Mary-Ann Constantine (University of Wales)

Lecture 5: ‘Our Man in Spain: Henry Crabb Robinson as War Correspondent for The Times during the Peninsular War (1808-1809)’
Professor Karen Racine (University of Guelph)

Conference fee: £10 (£4 students), payable on the door. Please register by 1 May 2015 by email to, stating any dietary requirements for the sandwich lunch.