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  • Wed

    The Annual Luddite Memorial Lecture 2017

    7:30 pmDiamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, University of Huddersfield

    The Annual Luddite Memorial Lecture 2017

    Dr Katrina Navickas

    Places and spaces of protest in the early 19th century West Riding

    Wednesday 5 April, 7:30pm, Diamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, University of Huddersfield

    Huddersfield Local History Society and the University of Huddersfield History present the fourth in a series of annual lectures focusing on aspects of the history of radicalism in the Huddersfield district.

    The 2017 Luddite Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr Katrina Navickas, Reader in History at the University of Hertfordshire. Not only has Dr Navickas written about many different aspects of popular protest and social movements – she provided the keynote lecture for Huddersfield’s bi-centenary Luddite Commemoration in 2012 - but she has also been investigating how digital mapping can reflect and further her research. Dr Navickas grew up in Rochdale and her most recent book, Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1948, just out in paperback, focuses on events in West Yorkshire and Lancashire.

    In her Huddersfield lecture Dr Navickas will be exploring the protest spaces of the West Riding and will show how the county’s distinct topography and spaces within its towns shaped the democratic movements of the early nineteenth century.