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

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

Shrewd books with dangerous Frontispices’: Lively Print and Common Language in the Seventeenth Century.

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 

“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.

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