18 May 2019
The People’s History Museum, Manchester
A one-day conference looking at the history and legacies of the Peterloo Massacre in its bicentenary year, featuring talks by the foremost historians in the field. Includes: Professor John Belchem (University of Liverpool), Dr Janette Martin (University of Manchester) and Dr Katrina Navickas (University of Hertfordshire).
10.45: Arrive 11.00: Welcome 11.15 – 1.00: Papers 1, 2 & 3 Chair Dr Quentin Outram Dr Janette Martin (University of Manchester/The John Rylands Library) and Mike Powell (PHM) Sources for Peterloo and the Manchester Histories Festival
Professor Robert Poole (UCLAN) Peterloo: a Manchester event Professor John Belchem (University of Liverpool) “Orator” Hunt, radical mobilisation and the Peterloo massacre
1.00 – 2.30: Break for lunch and an opportunity to see the Peterloo Exhibitions at the People’s History Museum (tour by Mike Powell) and the nearby John Rylands Library.
SSLH Exec Meeting takes place during the lunch break
2.30 – 4.15: Papers 4, 5 & 6 Chair – Dr Nicole Robertson Dr Alison Morgan (University of Warwick) “Rise Britons, Rise Now From Your Slumber”: Songs of Peterloo
Dr Katrina Navickas (University of Hertfordshire) The national as well as local significance of Peterloo in the history of the democratic movement
Dr Joe Cozens (University College London) The British left and the memory of Peterloo, 1819-1919 4.15 – 4.30 closing remarks Post conference drinks in the Sir Ralph Abercrombie Pub on Bootle Street
Register FREE online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peterloo-1819-2019-tickets-54600032166.