Social Networking Since 1600: Current Research and New Perspectives

A202, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester. 24th May 2013

Programme Outline

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

10:50 Questions

11:10 Coffee/Tea

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.

12:30 Questions

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

14:30 Questions

14:50 Coffee/Tea

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.

16:10 Questions

16:30 Closing remarks

17:00 Post-conference drink at The Salutation

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