THE PRESTON LOCK-OUT 1853-54: Work in progress – online seminars

Next year’s volume of the Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire is a special issue marking 170 years since the Preston strike and lock-out of 1853-54, one of the most significant industrial struggles of the nineteenth century, and inspiration for Charles Dickens’s Hard Times and Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South.

The contributors to the special issue focusing on the 1853-1854 lock-out will present work in progress from their articles in this series of free online seminars. All welcome. No booking required.

Wed 1 Nov, 3 – 4.30pm
Professor Geoff Timmins (University of Central Lancashire), “Changing times: At work and at home in early Victorian Preston”
Dr Jack Southern (University of Central Lancashire), “The lock-out’s influence on Lancashire trades unionism”
Sarah Ann Kennedy (University of Central Lancashire), “Reappropriating cultural memory – The Preston Lockout. Can animation be used to reframe and reposition historical events using existing visual archives?”
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Wed 22 Nov, 3 – 4.30pm
Dr Lewis Darwen (University of Loughborough), “The Politics of Welfare and the Coping Strategies of the Poor during the Preston Lock-Out of 1853-4”
Dr Máirtín Ó Catháin (University of Central Lancashire), “The Irish and the Preston Lockout, 1853-54”
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Wed 13 Dec, 3 – 4.30pm
Professor Michael Sanders, (University of Manchester), “’Papa, tell us about the terrible strike at Harleydale’: a lesser-known fictional response to the Preston Lock-Out”
Professor Robert Poole (University of Central Lancashire), “The Preston lock-out in literature: Dickens, Gaskell and Bamford”
Dr Andrew Hobbs (University of Central Lancashire), “Weekly balance sheets, the periodicals of the Preston Lock-Out, 1853-54”
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Wed 10 Jan, 3 – 4.30pm
Dr Janet Greenlees (Glasgow Caledonian University), “Women and the Preston Lock-Out: Not Just ‘Ten per Cent’”
Dr Joan Allen (Newcastle University), “The lock-out, the suffrage question and late Chartism in cotton Lancashire”
Professor Simon Rennie (University of Exeter), “Ten Per Cent Ballads and the ‘Shodeocracy’: Labour, Violence, and Humour”
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