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, short essays and an annotated bibliography, can be found on our Resources page.

Publications

Sharon Howard (ed.), Petitions to the Cheshire Quarter Sessions, on British History Online (9 September 2019)

Brodie Waddell (ed.), Petitions to the Worcestershire Quarter Sessions, on British History Online (9 September 2019)

Petitions to the Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Westminster Quarter Sessions, on British History Online (coming soon)

Petitions to the Crown, on British History Online (coming soon)

Petitions to the House of Lords, on British History Online (coming soon)

 

Events

Panel with Brodie Waddell, Jason Peacey, Joris Oddens and Anne Petterson, ‘The Changing Cultures of Petitioning in England and the Netherlands, c.1560-c.1940’, at the European Social Science History Conference, 18-21 March 2020, Leiden, Netherlands.

Sharon Howard, ‘”A matter soe shamfull and unnaturall, as the lyke by anie woman hath seeldome bine offred”: women, gender and non-lethal violence in petitioning narratives in early modern England and Wales’, at ‘Gender and Violence in the Early Modern World’, 23 November 2019, University of Cambridge.

Brodie Waddell, source-based workshop on petitioning and popular politics in seventeenth-century England, 14 November 2o19, BSix Sixth Form College, Hackney, London.

Sharon Howard, ‘The Power of Petitioning’ exhibit and talk at the Heritage Open Days, 14 September 2019, Cheshire Record Office.

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.