Dissent and the representation of war

This is the final programme of the conference, Saturday 16 May 2015, Dr Williams’s Library, 14 Gordon Square, WC1H 0AR

The 11th annual one-day conference of the Centre focuses on Dissenters’ attitudes to war and peace in the period from the American Revolutionary War (c. 1775) to the Spanish Peninsular War (c. 1809).

Registration and coffee



Lecture 1
‘Towards a non-militaristic language of patriotism: Anna Letitia Barbauld from ‘Ode to Corsica’ (1773) to Eighteen Hundred and Eleven‘, Professor Emma Clery (Southampton)

Lecture 2
‘Quaker Pacifism, African Warfare, and the Case against the Slave Trade’, Professor Brycchan Carey (Kingston University)


Lecture 3
‘War Versus Universal Benevolence: Richard Price and His Influence’ , Dr Rémy Duthille (Université Bordeaux Montaigne)

Sandwich lunch


Lecture 4
‘“The energy of those principles that shake Europe to the centre”: The French Revolution and Welsh Dissent’, Dr Mary-Ann Constantine (University of Wales)


Lecture 5
‘Our Man in Spain: Henry Crabb Robinson as War Correspondent for The Times during the Peninsular War (1808-1809)’, Professor Karen Racine (University of Guelph)



Conference fee: £10 (£4 students), payable on the door. Please register by email to conference@dwlib.co.uk, stating any dietary requirements for the sandwich lunch.

Anne Page

Anne Dunan-Page is Professor of early modern British studies at Aix-Marseille University

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