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Photograph of two participants at the Organise! Organise! Organise! Conference, sitting behind a table. They are smiling at the camera. The table has microphones and papers, laptops and jugs and glasses of water.

In 2023, Durham University hosted a major two-day conference on nineteenth-century political history. Organise! Organise! Organise! Collective Action, Associational Culture and the Politics of Organisation in Britain and Ireland, c.1790-1914 was run by Dr Naomi Lloyd-Jones, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the History Department. Photo credit: Dr Kathryn Rix

Following the conference, a range of early career researchers and doctoral candidates reflected on the event and on future directions in the field, writing blogs for several of the organisations that generously provided sponsorship.

To read the blogs and learn more about the revival of nineteenth-century political history, see:

Naomi will be editing a special edition of the journal Parliamentary History, comprising papers arising from the conference.

Preparations are also underway for a new conference organised by Naomi, on Histories of Scottish Politics in the Age of Union, c.1700-1945. It will be held at Durham University from 23-24 July 2024. The Call for Papers is now open, and proposals are being accepted until 1 March 2024: