Social Networking Since 1600: Current Research and New Perspectives
A202, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester. 24th May 2013
09:30 Registration (A202)
10:00 Introduction to Social Networking since 1600
Session 1: Social Networking and Social Spaces
10:10 Nathan Booth, University of Manchester
The Temptation of “Pleasant Companions” and a “Snug Public House”: Drinking Culture and Male Homosociality, c. 1830-1880
10:30 Victoria Powell, Birkbeck, University of London
Learning politeness: networking and social mobility in mid-Victorian London
Session 2: Public spaces
11:30 Stephanie Duensing, University of Manchester
“But it is pretty to see what money will do.”: Exploring Changes in Consumption and Display in Urban London Drinking Establishments, c.1666-1766.
11:50 Julie S. Danskin, University of St. Andrews
A ‘slaving reproduction of English originals’?: The role of Scottish coffee-houses 1680-1770
12:10 Benjamin Wilcock, University of Manchester
‘So advantageous to a large, populous and trading town as this’: Shopkeeping and Social Networking in Manchester, 1750-1785.
12:50 Lunch (provided)
Session 3: Universality and Secrecy
13:50 Dr. Liam Haydon, University of Manchester
“Nothing will be done to relieve the distress of the working classes, unless they take it into their own hands”: The Tolpuddle Martyrs and the Dorset Working Class, 1830-38.
14:10 Bryn Travelyan James, University of Manchester
Accessing secret medicinal knowledge: the challenge of engaging with traditional healers in Ghana
Session 4: Social Acts and Action
15:10 Zoe Thomas, Royal Holloway, University of London
The Art Workers Guild and the Home Arts and Industries Association: establishing the ‘amateur’ and the ‘professional’ through social networking in the Arts and Crafts Movement
15:30 Dr. Tom Scriven , University of Manchester
Shrewd books with dangerous Frontispices’: Lively Print and Common Language in the Seventeenth Century.
15:30 Patrick Doyle, University of Manchester
Networks and State-building: The Co-operative Movement and Ireland.
16:30 Closing remarks
17:00 Post-conference drink at The Salutation