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									              Social History Society Conference, 7-9 January 2005
                             Trinity College, Dublin
                                   Programme
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Friday 7 January
10.30 on… Registration

1.00- 2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.30 Opening Parallel Sessions
1. Memory, personal testimony and the narration of the self. Chair: Christie Davies (Reading) (3106)
Lynn Abrams (Glasgow) & Callum Brown (Dundee), “Telling Tales about Identity and Place: Narrative,
Autobiography, Storytelling and Historical Myth in an Island Community.”

2. Mapping the Past: Chair: Valerie Burton (Newfoundland) (3074)
Rachel Granville & Paula Aucott (Portsmouth), Visualizing the Journeys of Historical Travellers
Craig Bailey (Kings, London), Establishing trust through transparency: maintaining boundaries between
multiple identities in the Irish Catholic delegation to London, 1805
Karen Jorgensen (U Norway) & Elen Deming (SUNY), Transatlantic Conversations: Public Parks in
Europe and America

3. Religious outsiders & religious transgressors: Chair: Anne Marie Kilday (Oxford Brookes) (3071)
David Nash (Oxford Brookes), Blasphemy, Violence and the Anti-Civilising Process
Eugene Hynes (Kettering U), The Social Construction of Outsiders: Catholic accounts of protestant
converts in Pre-famine Knock, County Mayo.
Andy Davies (Liverpool), Football Violence and Sectarianism in Interwar Glasgow

4. Modernity and sport: Chair: Sean O’Connell (Ulster) (3126)
Jeff Hill (De Montfort), “Modernising Britain by Modernising Sport: Three Literary Examples.”
Mark Cronin (De Montfort), “Sam Maguire: An Irish Hero in London.”
Paul Rouse (RTE), “The First Heroes of Hurling.”

5. Conceptual Evolutions: Chair: Susan Brown (U Prince Edward Is) (3051)
Conor Kostick (TCD), ‘Class’ – the evolution of the term and the concept
Eamon Halpin (Louisiana State, Alexandria), Empire and Loss: the theme of renunciation in Virgil,
Shakespeare, and Freud.
David W. Fortin (Millersville), Revisiting the New British History

3.30-4.00 Tea

4.00-5.30 Parallel Sessions
1.’Community’ labour and life-cycle, Chair: Mark Freeman (Hull) (3051)
Nigel Goose (U Hertfordshire) Poverty, Old Age and Gender in 19th-century England: working women and
poor old men in rural and urban Hertfordshire
Nicola Verdon (Nottingham Trent), Life-cycle, labour and rural institutions: the function and distribution of
farm service in England, 1850-1930
Margaret Escott (Reading) , Policy and Practice: Assessing and managing life-cycle and precipitate poverty
in the Berkshire parish of Binfield, 1780-1880

2. Representations of Women. Chair: Professor Eleanor Gordon (Glasgow) (3106)
Hilary Young (Strathclyde), Changing Texts and Visual Presentations of Women in Magazines
Dr Annmarie Hughes (Glasgow), Gender, memory and the ‘leisure vacuum’ in inter-war Scotland:
Graceful Pastimes for Women
Fiona Skillen (Glasgow), Representations of Sportswomen in Inter-war Britain:

3. Urban Neighbourhoods: Chair: Elen Deming (SUNY) (3074)
Dr. Karen Dillon O’Neil (St Lawrence U), ‘The Life’s Gone Out of the Place’: Perceptions of Loss of
Community in a Dockside Neighbourhood.”
Karl Bell.(UEA), Smoke and Shadows: The Urban Imagination, c. 1800 - 1850
Rui Manuel Brás, Individual and family integration in the city: a study of late 19th century Lisbon tobacco
workers community

4. South-East-West: Chair: David De Vries (Tel Aviv) (3126)
Dagmar Engelken (Essex), Attitudes towards Chinese immigrants and the ‘imaginative geography’ of
Empire: exploring the relationship between ‘race’ and space.
Micheal Ohada (Limerick) The ‘Invisible’ Irish: Traveller Showpeople in Ireland

5. Consumer credit and financial knowledge: exploring popular perceptions of personal finance:
Chair: Andy Davies (Liverpool) (2037)
Peter Scott (Reading), Credit, consumption, and the management of working-class household finances in
interwar Britain
Dilwyn Porter (De Montfort), 'Thank you for your letter. I am sorry to hear that you have been made
redundant': Daily Mirror readers and their money problems in the 1980s
Sean O’Connell (Ulster), Credit unions in Britain and Ireland: a comparative history

5.45 – 7.00 Committee meeting

7.00 Dinner –Eden Restaurant

Saturday 8th January
9.00-10.30 Parallel Sessions
1. Consuming Literatures: Chair: Anna Clark (Minnesota) (2037)
Grace Lees-Maffei, (U Hertfordshire), Beyond Trust and Distrust, Fact and Fiction: Reading Advice
Literature and Writing Cultural History.
Donna Andrews (Guelph), “Remarkable Advertisements”: Newspaper Ads as Literary Genre 1732-1800
June Purvis (Portsmouth), “Writing Suffrage History: The Contending Autobiographical Narratives of the
Pankhursts.”

2. Designing History: Chair: Lesley Whitworth (Brighton) (3074)
John Davis (Manchester Met), “Design and National Identity in Wales, 1968-1979.”
Harriet Atkinson (Royal College of Art), Putting reconstruction on display: post-war exhibitions of
agriculture and industry
Lisa Godson (Royal College of Art), Religious Material Culture in the Irish Free State

3. Lifestyles of the Wealthy: Chair: Diana Jones (Greenwich) (3051)
Mark Freeman, Robin Pearson and James Taylor (Hull) : ‘A Doe in the City’: Women as Shareholders in
Early Nineteenth-Century Britain
Anne Laurence (Open) Women, Money and Networks in the Financial Revolution, 1700-1750
Simon Dixon , Lifestyles of Quaker Businessmen

4. Cultural Diversities: Chair: Pat Thane (CCBH) (3106)
Christof Dejung (Zurich), Class, gender and military hierachy. Power relations in the Swiss army, 1930-
1945
Antoine Capet (U Rouen), Hilda Monte's ‘The Unity of Europe’ : A Vision of European Integration among
Exiled German Socialist Resistants in London, 1943.

5. Defendant and Convict Voices: Chair: Anne Marie Kilday (Oxford Brookes) (3126)
Alyson Brown (Edge Hill College), A ‘Ringside Seat’ at the mutiny: Large-scale prison riots at Chatham in
1861 and Dartmoor 1932
Richard McMahon (Galway), Infanticide, the courts and legal cultures in Ireland, 1800-50
10.30-11.00 Coffee-

11.00-12.15 Harold Perkin Memorial Session: Chair: David Nash (Oxford Brookes) ((3074)
Callum Brown (Dundee), Religious Change, Secularism and Morality in Britain 1780-2000
Christie Davies (Reading), The Strange Death of Moral Britain

12.20-1.00 Lunch

1.00-2.15 AGM

2.15-3.45 Parallel Sessions
1. Interpreting the Life-course: Chair: Callum Brown (Dundee) (3074)
Alex Shepard (Cambridge), Worth little or nothing’: the poor as witnesses in the early modern church
courts
Rhiannon Thompson (Oxford Brookes), Leonard Schwarz (Birmingham), Jeremy Boulton (Newcastle) &
John Black (Newcastle), Pauper Life-Histories in 18th and 19th-century Westminster
Adrian Bailey, David Harvey, Catherine Brace (Exeter), Educating the Cornish Subject: Methodist Sunday
schools in West Cornwall., c 1830-1930

2 Urb en Rus? Urbanisation of the English countryside in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
Chair: Jon Stobart (Coventry U) (2037)
Jon Stobart (Coventry), Rural retailing in early-modern Cheshire
Steven Caunce (Central Lancs), Town and country intertwined: early nineteenth century farming in the
industrial Pennines
Andrew Walker (Lincoln), Taming the ‘country cousins’? An exploration of clashing rural and urban
sensibilities in Lincolnshire, c.1870-1914

3. Sexual politics / sexual practices: Chair: Matt Houlbrook (Liverpool) (3051)
Lucy Robinson (Sussex), ‘There Are Some People Who Don’t Deserve to be Won Over!’ The Bermondsey
By-Election and Leftist Attitudes to Sexuality.
Jane Neal-Smith (London Met), Glamour in Uniform: The Image of an Air Hostess.

4. The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Consumer. Chair: Anne Laurence (Open) (3106)
Stana Nenadic (Edinburgh U), Consuming at a distance: the Highlands of Scotland in the first half of the
eighteenth century
Susan Brown (U Prince Edward Island), Talk of the Town: Theatrical Commerce…
Donald Spaeth (Glasgow), Constructing Domestic Worlds: Appraising, Classifying and Naming in
Seventeenth-Century England

5. Competing Identities: Chair: Antoine Capet (Rouen) (3126)
Alexander McGregor. (UEA), The Cult of (Dis)Honest Abe: The Glorification of the American
Establishment through the Creation of Historical Heroes 1929-1941
Michael Berkowitz (UCL), ’Jewish Partisans’ versus the Nazi Accusation of ‘Banditry.’
John Griffiths (Massey U), Shaping the Citizen in British Cities: Progressivism and Urban Governance
1890-1910

3.45-4.15 Tea

4.15-5.45 Parallel Sessions
1. Connecting gender, class, work & community Chair: Alex Shepard (Cambridge) (3051)
Andy Wood (UEA), Gender, Work and Memory in Early Modern England
Alun Howkins (Sussex), Quarry Roughs and Quarry Rights: Headington Quarry, c 1850-1900
Selina Todd (IHR), Domestic Service in England 1918-1950, Gender, Class and Deference

2. Class, Community and Productivity: Chair: Kevin Myers (Birmingham) (3074)
Peter Kirby (Manchester U), Productivity and household economy in a Tyneside mining community, 1770-
1850
Rhiannon Thompson (Oxford Brookes), A breed apart? Class and Community in a Somerset Mining
Village, c1750-1850
Diana Jones (Greenwich), Nonconformist entrepreneurs and their Mansions: A Paradox!

3 Transitions in Delinquency: Chair: David Nash (Oxford Brookes) (3126)
Anne-Marie Kilday (Oxford Brookes), ‘Love to love ewe baby’. Bestiality and Unnatural desire in
Enlightenment Scotland
Katherine Watson (Oxford Brookes), Loss of Face: Vitriol throwing in Nineteenth-Century England
Katherine Bradley (IHR), Making Young Citizens? Juvenile Deliquency and the juvenile courts 1918-1959

4. Cultural Depictions: Chair: Karsten Jorgensen (U Norway) (2037)
Elen Deming (SUNY), The American Scene: Spectacle and Social History in Paintings of Central Park
Michael Moore (Ulster), Artistic Medicine. A consideration of art and artists within the medical
environment.
Naimi Yahi (Paris VIII), The cultural history of the Algerian immigrants’ children in France, 1981-1992 :
the construction of an original identity

5. Women & Politics in England, Ireland & Scotland: Chair: M C Martin (Greenwich) (3106)
Pat Thane (CCBH), Women and Politics in Interwar England
Valerie Wright (Glasgow) , Dual representations of the Scottish Co-operative Women’s Guild in the
interwar period – leisure vs. politics
Myrtle Hill (Belfast), Women and political activism in Ireland after the vote was won

6.00-7.00 Harold Perkin Plenary Lecture: Chair: Pat Thane (CCBH) (3074)
Mary Daly, 'Ireland in the long 1960s:image and reality'.

7.30 Conference Dinner – Fado Restaurant

Sunday 9th January
9.30-11.00 Parallel Sessions
1. Defining death: new approaches to death rituals Chair: MC Martin (Greenwich) (3051)
 Sile O’Connor (Royal Holloway), Illness and Death in the Eighteenth-century English Family
Jane Hamlett (Royal Holloway), ‘Relics of a trivial life’: death, objects and memory making in the middle-
class home, 1850-1910.
Kate Ferris (UCL), Death in Venice: The Fascistisation of funerals and the rituals of death in 1930s Venice

2. Edge of Empire: Chair: Judith Rowbotham (Nottingham Trent) (3074)
Phillip Dehne (St Josephs, NY), Waging total war in the neighborhood: The First World War in neutral
Buenos Aires
Judith Hill (U Surrey), Reading the Emigrant Letter
Lelia Green (Edith Cowan U), The production and consumption of local advertising as part of the
first broadcast commercial television services in remote Western Australia

3. Crimes, Criminals and Borders: Chair: Sarah Wilson (Keele) (3106)
Steven Wilf (U Connecticut), Anglicization, Criminal Law, and the Making of Colonial American
Vernacular Legal Culture
Douglas Simes (U Waikato), The Wildest West: The Arizona-Sonora Borderlands in the 1880s

4. Consumer politics: Chair: Fionna Barber (MMU) (3126)
Stephan Schwarzkopf (London), Sampling citizens and consumers: the emergence of market research as a
professional practice in the UK, 1920-1960
Lesley Whitworth (Brighton), Marking Quality, Marking Time: A Missing Episode in British Consumer
Politics
5. Work and politics: Chair: Anne Laurence (Open) (2037)
Michael Esbester (York), Consumption habits and the production of workplace safety: the role of the Great
Western Railway Magazine, c.1913-1930.
David De Vries (Tel Aviv U), Craft culture and international politics in diamond cutting in mandate
Palestine.

11.00-11.30 coffee

11.30-1.00 Parallel Sessions
1. Care of displaced children in England, 1720-1870 : Chair: Mark Freeman (Hull) (3126))
Alysa Levene (Oxford Brookes), Growing up as a foster child in the eighteenth century
Mary Clare Martin (Greenwich), Fostering, adoption and institutionalisation of displaced children in the
London hinterland, 1740-1870
Kevin Myers (Birmingham), Saltley Reformatory, Birmingham: revisiting the politics and practices of
mid-Victorian reformatory schools

2. The Church in Time and Space: Chair: Elen Deming (SUNY) (3106)
Liam Chambers (Limerick), Irish Colleges in France
P.F. McDevitt, Ireland, Latin America and an Atlantic Liberation Theology
Cathy Carmichael (UEA), Religious Symbolism and Violence in the Balkans and the Levant 1806-1923

3. Boundaries and identities in interwar Britain: Chair: Fionna Barber (MMU) (3074)
Lucy Bland (North London), British Eugenics and ‘Race Crossing:’ An Interwar Investigation.
Matt Houlbrook (Liverpool), Three Years in the Life of a Powder Puff.
Vanessa Chambers (IRH), Making a Fortune: Fortune-telling and British Society, 1900-51

4. Retailing cultures: Chair: James Taylor (Hull) (2037)
Jim Rogers (Louisiana State, Alexandria), Between Class and Community: The social mileu of domestic
shopkeepers in Victorian industrial towns.
Nicole Robertson (Nottingham), Shopping and soirees: the culture of cooperative consumption in the
Midlands
Sarah Wilson (Keele), Commercial Activity and Legal Responses: charting the emergence of norms in
Britain’s business culture from c1850

5. Shaping Citizenship: Chair: Shurlee Swain (U Melbourne) (3051)
John Mercer (Portsmouth), Press for Change: The Women’s Social and Political Union and the Press.
Joyce Kay (Stirling), Public Lives, Private Leisure: Sport, Suffrage And Society In Pre-War Britain

1.00-1.45 lunch

1.45-3.00 Parallel Sessions
1. Histories: Chair: John Springhall (Ulster) (3074)
Anna Clark (Minnesota), Wild Workhouse Girls and the Liberal Imperial State in Mid-Nineteenth Century
Ireland.
Niamh Ann Kelly (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis / Dublin Inst Technology), History by Proxy:
Art and the Great Famine in Ireland.

2. The Tertiary-educated Woman as Working Mother: Chair: Selina Todd (IRH) (3051)
Shurlee Swain (U Melbourne), Too valuable to be wasted
Pat Thane (CCBH), Women and Paid Employment after the Second World War

								
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