Publications and Events

As part of this project, we are seeking to share our research findings with both academic and public audiences, through publications and events. Many more of the direct results of this project, including guides and transcriptions, can be found on our Resources page.



Brodie Waddell, ‘Negotiating with Authority: Petitions, Supplications and the Limits of Deference’, presented at ‘Negotiations and Negotiating in Historical Perspective’, 3 June 2019, King’s College London.

Brodie Waddell, ‘Petitioners as Experts in Early Modern England’, presented at ‘Social Expertise and Political Decisions in Early Modern Europe’, 3 May 2019 at Birkbeck, University of London.

Sharon Howard, ‘Petitioning in eighteenth-century London: gender, institutions and change in the uses and meanings of petitions’, presented at ‘Petitions and Petitioning from the Medieval Period to the Present: When and Why Do Petitions Matter?’, 11-12 April 2019 at Birkbeck, University of London.

Brodie Waddell, ‘The Emergence of a Petitioning Culture in Early Modern England’, presented at ‘Petitions in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions’, 13-15 February 2019 at the University of Lisbon.



Visit our Resources page to read some initial short pieces by the project team.