Chercher in Nomôdos

9 juin 2015

Univ. Manchester., colloq. "Transnational Cultures of Petitioning...", Manchester (UK), 29-30 juin 2015

Information transmise par H. Miller:
University of Manchester
Cultures of Politics Research Group, History Division

Transnational Cultures of Petitioning
from 1750 to the Present

29-30 juin 2015 / 2015, june 29-30
Organized by the Cultures of Politics Research Group, History Division.

The organiser gratefully acknowledge the support of the Social History Society, the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and the History division, University of Manchester. This event is organised by the Cultures of Politics research group, History division, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

Petitioning was and is a universal phenomenon that transcends place and time. In pre-democratic periods it was frequently the most accessible form of popular political participation, but it has long been neglected by historians and political scientists pre-occupied with voting, elections and parties. The recent rise of e-petitioning and the crisis of traditional representative democracy across the Western world makes the study of alternative forms of popular representation and participation not only timely but urgent. This two day symposium brings together historians and social scientists to highlight future directions for research in this exciting emerging field.

The symposium will identify key questions for the study of petitioning in North America, Britain and Europe from 1750 to the present, specifically focusing on the changing relationship between petitioning and participation, representation and democratic development. In particular, the symposium seeks to promote the study of the transnational and comparative study of petitioning and place national and local studies in global perspective.

Participants include:
  • Dr. Benoit Agnes (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Prof. Daniel Carpenter (Harvard)
  • Prof. Malcolm Chase (Leeds)
  • Dr. Yann-Arzel Durelle-Marc (Université Paris 13)
  • Dr. Richard Huzzey (Liverpool)
  • Prof. James Jaffe (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
  • Dr. Maartje Janse (Leiden)
  • Prof. Mark Knights (Warwick)
  • Dr. Henry Miller (Manchester)
  • Dr. Michelle Orihel (Southern Utah University)
  • Dr. Diego Palacios Cerezales (Stirling)
  • Sami Pinabarsi (Manchester)
  • Dr. Robert Poole (University of Central Lancashire)
  • Prof. David Zaret (Indiana)

Monday, 29 June
Roscoe Building, 1.001
Registration and welcome

11-11.30am Registration and welcome

11.30-1pm Panel 1: Petitions in Transnational and National Contexts

1-1.45pm Lunch

1.45-3.15pm Panel 2: Local Cultures of Petitioning

3.15-45pm: Refreshments

3.45-5.15pm Panel 3: Petitioning in the Age of Revolutions

5.15-6.15pm - Keynote, room tbc

7.30pm Dinner, Evuna, Deansgate

Tuesday, 30 June
Simon Building, 4A/4.63 (subject to change)

9.45am Refreshments

10-11.30am Panel 4: Petitioning and the Languages of Identity

 11.30-12 Refreshments

12-1pm Panel 5: Roundtable: Future Directions for Research
  • Prof. Daniel Carpenter (Harvard)
  • Prof. Malcolm Chase (Leeds)
  • Prof. Mark Knights (Warwick)
  • Prof. David Zaret (Indiana)
    • Chair: Dr. Henry Miller (Manchester)

 1-2pm Lunch


Register via this link (£10 fee for catering - waived for postgraduates; optional dinner @ £20)