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.

9.45am
Registration and coffee

10.10am
Welcome

10.15–11.05am
Lecture 1: ‘Dissent and British Opposition to the War of American Independence’
Professor Stephen Conway (UCL)

11.10am–12.00pm
Lecture 2: ‘Quaker Pacifism, African Warfare, and the Case against the Slave Trade’
Professor Brycchan Carey (Kingston University)

12.05–1.05pm
Lecture 3: ‘War Versus Universal Benevolence: Richard Price and His Influence’
Dr Rémy Duthille (Université Bordeaux Montaigne)

2.15-3.05pm
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)

3.10-4.00pm
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 conference@dwlib.co.uk, stating any dietary requirements for the sandwich lunch.