Publics and Participation in Early Modern Britain conference

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Date / time: 3 July - 4 July, 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Birkbeck, University of London

Publics and Participation in Early Modern Britain conference

This interdisciplinary conference aims to facilitate communication across both intellectual and geographical boundaries. It brings together literature and history scholars, working in England, Ireland and Scotland, to provide fresh perspectives on the relationship between publics, popular political engagement, and the formation of the British State. What was the nature of political communication and engagement within and between constituent parts of the British State? Is it possible to detect the emergence of an integrated ‘British’ public in the early modern period and, if so, was it capable of accommodating the continued existence of alternative publics? Who took part in these various publics and on what terms? How will such findings affect current approaches to the question of state formation in early modern britain?

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