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Petitioning: how ordinary people throughout history have made their voices heard

03 Jun 2015

Two-day event on Monday, 29 June (11am-6.15pm) in Roscoe Building, 1.001 and Tuesday, 30 June (9.30am-2pm) in Simon Building, 4A (subject to change)

Have you ever signed an e-petition? If so, you have revived a form of political participation dating back to medieval times!

The rise of e-petitioning has stimulated a great deal of exciting new research into petitioning, past and present. 'Transnational Cultures of Petitioning' is a two-day event that will explore how ordinary people throughout history have made their voice heard by petitioning. Hosted by the History Division, it will bring together researchers, from a range of disciplines, from leading European, British and American universities, including Harvard, Leiden and Paris.

If you are interested in the past, present or future of political participation, come along!

Cost £10 (no charge for postgraduates and unwaged); optional dinner (29 June) £20.

Event supported by the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Social History Society and the History Division, The University of Manchester.

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