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A History of Riots

LSHG CONFERENCE 2012 – A History of Riots
Saturday 25th February 2012
Midday-5pm, Room 350
Institute of Historical Research
Senate House, Malet Street
London WC1

The British riots of summer 2011 were a powerful reminder that rioting is still on the agenda even in one of the centres of market capitalism. Rioting has a long history and historical context. While authorities have tended to use the language of criminality historians have often taken a different view. The papers at this conference – the first to look at the history of riots since the events of 2011, and the broader sweep from the Arab Spring to the Occupy movements of that year – are based on original research into a range of aspects of the riot in history.

Speakers include

SEAN CREIGHTON: ‘The Trafalgar Square riot of 1887 and contemporary Britain’

NEIL DAVIDSON: ‘Riots around the Scottish Union negotiations in 1706 and the Global South today’

JOHN NEWSINGER: ‘Memorial Day Massacre, a Chicago Police Riot’

Entry is £10 [£5 unwaged] please donate in advance, if possible, to speed registration on the day
Enquiries / advance booking contact: keith1917@btinternet.com

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