IHR Christopher Hill and the English Revolution: 50 Years after The World Turned Upside Down

Date / time: 4 February, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

IHR Christopher Hill and the English Revolution: 50 years after The World Turned Upside Down (Saturday 4th February 2023)

09:30 Registration and Introduction

09:45-11:15 Puritans and popular dissent (Chair: Kate Peters)

Jackie Eales (Canterbury Christ Church University) – ‘James Hunt and The World Turned Upside Down: Christopher Hill’s Missing Prophet’

Ed Legon (Queen Mary, University of London) – ‘Mechanic (Street) Preachers: Textile Workers and Lay Evangelism in Revolutionary England and Wales’

Richard Bell (Keble College University of Oxford) – ‘Imprisonment, debt and the socioeconomic origins of a radical constituency in revolutionary England’

Will White (University of York) – ‘Radical neutralism and the English Revolution’

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-1:00 Hill, Revolution and the Republic (Chair: Waseem Ahmed)

John Rees (Goldsmiths, University of London) – ‘Hill, Marxism, and the English Revolution’

Ann Hughes (Keele University) – ‘The ‘mad hatter’ and the ‘bourgeois revolution’

Rachel Hammersley (University of Newcastle) – ‘Writing Radicalism: turning subjects into citizens’

Laura Stewart (University of York)- ‘Scotland turned upside down’

Lunch 1:00-2:00

02:00-03:30 Writing the Radicals (Chair: Dr Misha Ewen)

Jason Peacey (University College London) – ‘Where’s Wither? Christopher Hill and the sources of radical writing in the English Revolution’

Ted Vallance (University of Roehampton) – ‘Levellers and Ranters: Radical categories and trajectories in ‘The World Turned Upside Down’

Ariel Hessayon (Goldsmiths, University of London) – ‘Strange and terrible news from Essex’, being a ‘true relation’ of Mary Adams and a monstrous birth’

Bernard Capp (University of Warwick) – ‘Christopher Hill and his heroes of the Revolution’.

03:30-03:45- Break

03:45-5:00 Christopher Hill in perspective (Introduction and Chair: Penny Corfield)

Mike Braddick (University of Sheffield) – ‘Christopher Hill, the ‘crisis of bourgeois culture’ in the 1930s, and The World Turned Upside Down’

This event will take place at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU.

Tickets are £17 for waged and £6 for students. Tea and coffee will be provided. Lunch will not be offered but there is a vast array of affordable eateries around the IHR.

For more information, please contact conference organisers Waseem Ahmed waseem.ahmed.21@ucl.ac.uk and John Rees jrees012@gold.ac.uk