Conference: Dissent and the Hanoverian Succession

Registration is now open for ‘Dissent and the Hanoverian Succession’ the tenth annual one-day conference of the Dr Williams’s Centre for Dissenting Studies, a collaboration between the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, and Dr Williams’s Library. At the tercentary of the succession of George I, the conference will examine the place and views of religious dissenters in the reigns of Anne and George I.

Date: Saturday 10 May 2014
Location: Dr Williams’s Library, 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR
Fee: £10, or £4 for students, payable at door. Sandwich lunch included.
Time: 10.30am to 4.45pm

There will be four lectures, each followed by discussion:

  • Dr Andrew Thompson (University of Cambridge), ‘The Politics of Monarchy and the Politics of Dissent in Early Hanoverian Britain’
  • Dr Gabriel Glickman (University of Warwick), ‘Jacobitism, Dissent and Toleration’
  • Dr Benjamin Bankhurst (Institute of Historical Research, London), ‘Irish Dissent, the Penal Laws and the Legacy of Jonathan Swift During the Reigns of Anne and George I’
  • Professor Bob Owens (University of Bedfordshire), ‘“But what if the Queen should die?”: Defoe, the Dissenters, and the Succession’

Early registration is recommended, as numbers are limited. Please see the full programme and registration details at http://www.english.qmul.ac.uk/drwilliams/events/c2014.html (email contact conference@DWLib.co.uk).

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