Radicalism and Popular Protest in Britain 1790-1820

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Date / time: 9 June, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Radicalism and Popular Protest in Britain 1790-1820

Described by E.P. Thomson as ‘one of the first attempts in history to mount a wholly proletarian insurrection, without middle class support’, the Pentrich Uprising of June 1817 happened nearly 200 years to the date of this conference.

To explore this event, the conference will consider popular protest and radical reform movements during the outbreak of social and political unrest; the tumultuous years of war, famine and unrest between 1790 and 1820 and how this became central to debates about the history of modern Britain. We will examine how several revolutions have changed our understanding of this period

Keynote Speakers:Professor Malcolm Chase, University of Leeds.Emeritus Professor Carolyn Steedman, FBA, University of Warwick.

Visit our website https://www.derby.ac.uk/newsevents/events/calendar/radicalism-and-popular-protest-in-britain-1790-1820.php for further details.