Category Archives: Forthcoming events

Voting reform 150 years on from the 1872 Ballot Act: A symposium at the IHR in honour of Valerie Cromwell

This event taking place at the Institute of Historical Research on Tuesday 13th September may be of interest to some readers of our Victorian Commons blog. Three of our 1832-68 team, Dr Philip Salmon, Dr Kathryn Rix and Dr Martin … Continue reading

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‘Damn the secret ballot’: the UK’s public voting system before 1872

This online event was recorded and can be viewed here. As we approach next week’s online event celebrating the 150th anniversary of the act which introduced the secret ballot for municipal and parliamentary elections, it’s perhaps worth looking again at … Continue reading

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Online event marking the 150th anniversary of the Ballot Act

Join the History of Parliament Trust and the Parliamentary Archives on 18 July 2022 in an online event marking the passing of the 1872 Ballot Act, 150 years ago. UPDATE: This event was recorded and can now be viewed here. … Continue reading

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The politics of a coronation: reaction and reform in 1821

This month the UK Parliament will be hosting an online presentation marking the coronation of George IV 200 years ago. To sign up for this free event please click here. In this blog Dr Philip Salmon explores some of the … Continue reading

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Lord Derby, ‘centre’ parties and minority government

150 years ago the Conservative prime minister Lord Derby retired from office, having managed to pass one of the most significant constitutional reform packages of the 19th century – despite leading a minority government. This post examines the career of … Continue reading

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Call for papers: ‘From “Old Corruption” to the New Corruption? Public Life and Public Service in Britain, c. 1780–1940’

Our assistant editor, Kathryn Rix, will be one of the keynote speakers at a 2 day conference entitled ‘From “Old Corruption” to the New Corruption? Public Life and Public Service in Britain, c. 1780–1940’, to be held at Oxford Brookes … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: Victorian Elections & Political Culture Workshop

On Friday 20 April 2018 the Research Centre in Victorian Political Culture, led by Professor Angus Hawkins, will be hosting a workshop on Victorian politics aimed at graduate students in the Jean Robinson Room, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG. The seminars … Continue reading

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Parliaments and Popular Sovereignty Conference

On 22 March 2018 the History of Parliament will be hosting an event at Westminster featuring 19th century highlights from the recent conference: ‘Parliaments and Popular Sovereignty: Political Representation in the British world, 1640-1886’. This conference was held at the … Continue reading

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Conference on petitioning

Readers of our blog may be interested in an event involving our former research fellow, Dr. Henry Miller (now at the University of Manchester’s History Department). During his time at the History of Parliament, he published an article in the English Historical … Continue reading

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Paper at Politics and the Power of Print Conference, Manchester, 30 Nov. 2012

On the 30th Nov. 2012 at Chetham’s Library, Manchester, I am giving a paper at the Politics and the Power of Print Conference organised by Manchester Metropolitan University. The paper is titled ‘ “Agitate, agitate, agitate”: the publishing career of … Continue reading

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Paper at EUPARL Conference, Paris, 8-9 Nov. 2012

This week I am giving a paper, titled ‘The British Parliament and the representation of public opinion before democracy, c. 1800-1914’, at a conference organised by the European Information and Research Network on Parliamentary History (EUPARL). The conference is being … Continue reading

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Seminars for autumn 2012 at the Institute of Historical Research

This term’s programme for the ‘Parliaments, Politics and People’ seminar, held at the Institute of Historical Research, is now available here. Caroline Shenton of the Parliamentary Archives will be speaking on 6 November on ‘The day Parliament burned down’, the … Continue reading

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