February 28, 2012

Conference: 'On the margins? Rethinking the problem and place of 'outsiders', 1400–1800'

Writing about web page http://www.history.brookes.ac.uk/conferences/2012/margins/

'On the margins? Rethinking the problem and place of 'outsiders', 1400-1800'

St Anne's College, Oxford, 23-24 March 2012

This event will challenge and rethink existing ideas about the ‘social margins’ through a focus upon key themes: health, family life, the law and work. The papers presented will consider seemingly very different groups, in the context of early modern Britain, Europe and the Atlantic World and identify similarities in perception and treatment. There are two basic questions which all of the papers will address:

1. In terms of perceptions, how ‘fixed’ was the label of marginality? Was it applied cyclically, temporarily or manipulated by individuals?

2. In terms of treatment, were these groups physically marginalised within urban or rural environments?

Plenary speaker:Professor Joel Harrington, Vanderbilt University

Confirmed speakers:Dr Elma Brenner, Dr Sara Butler, Dr Julie Gammon, Dr Emma Griffin, Dr Sarah Pearsall, Dr Sarah Toulalan, Dr David Turner

This event is free but it is essential to register. In order to do this, or for further information, please visit:

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  • Really nice to have the opportunity to meet so many interested people! by Ellen on this entry

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