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Incendiary Words and Rebellious Campaigns: 1840-1890 and 1940-1990

25th April 2019 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 Incendiary Words and Rebellious Campaigns: 1840-1890 and 1940-1990

A 6-week course, 6:30-8:30pm every Thursday 25 April – 30 May

As part of the HLF-funded Victorian Blogging project, Conway Hall will be running an interactive 6-part evening course focusing on London’s radical and rebellious writers, pamphleteers, journalists and activists whose words challenged the status quo in several arenas between 1840-1890 – whether on women’s rights, housing, workplace conditions, religious authority, militarism or other issues. And we will simultaneously examine the work and campaigning of their counterparts 100 years later between 1940-1990.

During the course we will use archive material from the Humanist Library & Archives and also make a visit to May Day Rooms, an evolving active archive of post-war radicalism in Britain.

The course will be taught by David Rosenberg whose new edition of Rebel Footprints; a guide to uncovering London’s Radical History is being published by Pluto Press in April 2019.

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