Mark Freeman: social and educational history of modern Britain

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An asterisk (*) denotes an invited paper. All papers are sole authored unless stated.

Click here for a full list of papers presented by the 'Redress of the Past' team. Only those that I have personally presented or co-presented are listed here.

'Adult Education, the "Voluntary Spirit" and the State in Early Post-War Britain': Voluntary Action History Society 25th anniversary conference, University of Liverpool, July 2016.

'Social Historians and Adult Education: Suggestions for Future Research': Social History Society annual conference, Lancaster University, March 2016.

With Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Tom Hulme, Paul Readman and Charlotte Tupman: 'The Redress of the Past: Historical Pageants in Twentieth-Century Britain': International Committee of Historical Sciences 22nd Congress, Jinan, China, August 2015.

With Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Tom Hulme, Paul Readman and Charlotte Tupman: 'Pageants: The People's History': Institute of Historical Research, summer school in local history, July 2015.

With Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Tom Hulme, Paul Readman and Charlotte Tupman: 'The "Strange Death" of Scottish History? Examining the Scottish Past Performed in Historical Pageantry': International Standing Conference for the History of Education 37, Istanbul University, Turkey, June 2015.

'The St Albans Pageants': St Albans Museums/Redress of the Past pageants study day, Verulamium Museum, St Albans, 6 June 2015.

With Christan Francis, Kate Heptinstall and Rebecca Webster: 'History of Education in the BA Education Studies at UCL-IOE': New Horizons in the History of Education, ICHRE conference, UCL Institute of Education, 4 June 2015.

*With Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Tom Hulme, Paul Readman and Charlotte Tupman: 'Historical Pageants in Twentieth-Century Britain': Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society, 13 April 2015.

'Boundary Wars: St Albans City Council and Municipal Extension, 1913': Fleetville Diaries lecture programme, Fleetville Community Centre, St Albans, February 2015.

*With Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Tom Hulme, Paul Readman and Charlotte Tupman: '"And those who live, how shall I tell their fame?" Historical Pageants and the First World War 1918-1939': Institute of Historical Research, History of Education seminar, December 2014.

'International Travel and Adult Education in Britain c.1920-1960': History of Education Society annual conference, Dublin, November 2014.

'Boundary Wars: St Albans City Council and Municipal Extension, 1913': St Albans and District Local History Network, Verulamium Museum, October 2014. PODCAST AVAILABLE.

'St Albans: A City on the Cusp of War': St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society, 'St Albans at War 1914/15', Dagnall Street Baptist Church, St Albans, September 2014. PODCAST AVAILABLE.

With Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Tom Hulme and Paul Readman: 'Representations of War and Social Upheaval in British Historical Pageants 1905-1960': International Standing Conference for the History of Education, Institute of Education, London, July 2014.

*With Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Tom Hulme and Paul Readman: 'The Redress of the Past: Historical Pageants in Britain 1905-2016': Open University MA History day school, May 2014.

'An Agenda for the Historiography of Adult Education': History of Education Conference at the Institute of Education, May 2014.

'Adult Education, the "Voluntary Spirit" and the State in Early Post-War Britain': Social History Society annual conference, Northumbria University, April 2014. PODCAST AVAILABLE.

With Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Tom Hulme and Paul Readman: 'Historical Pageants: Exploring Local, Regional and National Identities in the Performance of the Past': Social History Society annual conference, Northumbria University, April 2014. PODCAST AVAILABLE.

'Professionalism and the 'voluntary spirit': Educational Centres, Voluntarism and the State in Early Post-War Britain': History of Education Society, annual conference, Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter, November 2013.

*With Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Tom Hulme and Paul Readman: 'The Redress of the Past: Historical Pageants in Britain 1905-2016': Sport and Leisure History seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, October 2013. PODCAST AVAILABLE.

'Transnational Voluntary Action and Its Limitations: The International Conferences of Settlements 1922-1929': Voluntary Action History Society annual conference, July 2013.

'Social Historians and Adult Education: The Recent Past and the Future': Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults, CRLL, Glasgow Caledonian University, June 2013.

'Education and Historical Pageants in Twentieth-Century Britain': 'The Relevance of Historical Perspectives to Education Studies', one-day conference, Institute of Education, London, June 2013. PODCAST AVAILABLE.

'Education and Self-Improvement': 'Voluntary Action and the History of Leisure', one-day seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, May 2013.

*'Historians and Adult Education: A Field of Opportunity?': keynote lecture, Educating Mind, Body and Spirit: Adult Education since 1838, University of Westminster , April 2013. PODCAST AVAILABLE.

'The International Conferences of Settlements 1922-1929: The Weaknesses of a Transnational Epistemic Community': Social History Society, annual conference, University of Leeds , March 2013.

'Whisky Galore! An Historical and Practical Introduction to Scotch Whisky': Feed Your Mind food festival, King's College London, March 2013.

*'Popular Education and the Past: Historical Pageants in Twentieth-Century Britain': History of Education seminar, Institute of Education, London, February 2013.

*'From "New Philanthropy" to the "Big Society": Voluntary Action and the State in the Twentieth-Century Britain': Hangzhou Normal University, China, December 2012.

Poster presentation: '"Splendid Display; Pompous Spectacle": Historical Pageants in Twentieth-Century Britain': History of Education Society, annual conference, Winchester, December 2012.

*'Muscular Quakerism? Friends, Youth Organisations and the Outdoors Movement in Twentieth-Century Britain': Quaker Family History Group, Durham, November 2012.

*'Anglo-Scottish Differences in the History of Education': The Social Organisation of Educational Studies in Scotland and England: Past, Present and Future, University of Stirling, October 2012.

'Methods in an Applied Case Study: "Height, Health and History"': Higher Education Academy Teaching History in Higher Education Conference, Institute of Historical Research, London, September 2012.

'"An Advanced Type of Democracy": Governing Adult Education in 1920s England': Modern British History Conference, University of Stirling, June 2012.

*'The Story of Adult Education: Hertfordshire in Context 1918-1939': St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society, April 2012.

'The Pensive Plain: Rural Depopulation in Nineteenth-Century England': Social History Society, annual conference, University of Brighton, April 2012.

*'"An Advanced Type of Democracy": Governing Adult Education in 1920s England': Modern British History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, March 2012.

*'Methods in an Applied Case Study: "Height, Health and History"': Promoting Engagement with the Teaching of Economic History, Oxford Brookes University, March 2012.

'The Historical Development of St Albans': Look!StAlbans, supported by the Prince's Foundation, St Albans Town Hall, February 2012.

*'"Splendid Display; Pompous Spectacle": Historical Pageants in Twentieth-Century St Albans: University of Hertfordshire Historical Studies Conference, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, February 2012.

*'A "movement that moves": The Settlement Movement in Britain after the First World War': Voluntary Action History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, December 2011. PODCAST AVAILABLE .

'"Unfolding Character: Physical Training and the Outward Bound Movement in Britain 1941-1965': History of Education Society, annual conference, Glasgow University Union, November 2011.

*'"Splendid Display; Pompous Spectacle": Historical Pageants in Twentieth-Century St Albans': keynote lecture, St Albans District Local History Network Conference, October 2011.

*'Quakers and the Politics of Adult Education: Educational Settlements in the 1920s': Quaker History Group, Friends House, London, April 2011.

'Adult Education and Social Mobility in the Nineteenth Century: A Case Study': Social History Society annual conference, University of Manchester, April 2011.

*Keynote lecture, '"Unfolding Character": The Early History of Outward Bound': 'Learning to Play the Game: Youth, Recreation and Voluntary Action', conference organised by the History of Education Society, Voluntary Action History Society and British Society for Sports History (supported by the Economic History Society), March 2011.

'Christianity and Militarism in Outdoor Education: The Outward Bound Movement c.1940-1970': History of Education Society annual conference, London, November 2010.

*'Pageantry, History and Identity: St Albans in the Twentieth Century': St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society, April 2010.

'"The mountains speak for themselves": Outward Bound and the Mountains in the 1950s and 1960s': History of Education Society annual conference, University of Sheffield, December 2009.

*'Learning About the ECA Archive': Educational Centres Association annual general meeting and conference, London, October 2009.

*'"Character Training through Adventure": The Early Years of Outward Bound c.1940-1960': University of Greenwich, Avery Hill campus, seminar series, May 2009.

'The Decline of the Adult School Movement c.1900-1950: A Reassessment': Social History Society annual conference, University of Warwick, April 2009.

*'The Rise and Fall of Adult Schools 1860-1950': Institute of Historical Research, London, History of Education research seminar, March 2009.

With Robin Pearson and James Taylor: 'Transparency and Accountability in British Corporate Governance 1720-1844': Statistics and the Public Sphere conference, Oxford Brookes University, September 2008.

'Muscular Quakerism? British Friends and Character-Training c.1900-1960': Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists conference, Birmingham, June 2008.

*'Muscular Quakerism? British Friends and Character-Training c.1900-1960': School of History, Philosophy and Politics, University of Greenwich, May 2008.

*With Robin Pearson and James Taylor: 'The Politics of Business: Shareholder Voting Rights in Comparative Perspective 1720-1850': Department of History, University of Exeter Cornwall Campus, seminar series, May 2008.

*With Robin Pearson and James Taylor: 'The Genesis of Corporate Governance: British and Irish Stock Companies in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries': ESRC Corporate Governance, Regulation and Development seminar series, Queen's University Management School, Belfast, April 2008.

*With Robin Pearson and James Taylor: 'The Genesis of Corporate Governance: British and Irish Stock Companies in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries': Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece, Department of International and European Economic Studies and Department of Economics, seminar series, October 2007.

'The Settlement Movement in Scotland c.1880-1930': Social History Society annual conference, University of Exeter, March-April 2007.

With Robin Pearson and James Taylor: 'The Limitation of Liability in British Joint-Stock Companies 1720-1844': International Economic History Association, XIVth congress, University of Helsinki, Finland, August 2006.

'Rural Depopulation and Its Impact on Nineteenth-Century English Rural Communities': Social History Society annual conference, University of Reading, March 2006.

With Robin Pearson and James Taylor: ' "Different and Better?" Scottish Joint-Stock Companies and the Law, c. 1720-1845': departmental seminar, Department of Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow, January 2006.

*With Robin Pearson and James Taylor: 'Technological Change and Corporate Governance: The Case of Early Nineteenth-Century Coastal Shipping': London School of Economics, Business History Unit, seminar series, November 2005.

'Seebohm Rowntree and Secondary Poverty 1899-1954': The Victorians in the Twentieth Century conference, Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds, July 2005.

With Robin Pearson and James Taylor: '"A Doe in the City": Women Shareholders in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain': Association of Business Historians annual conference, Glasgow, May 2005.

*'The Family and Community Lives of Older People after the Second World War: New Evidence from York': Local Population Studies annual conference, University of Hertfordshire, April 2005.

*'Muscular Quakerism? Quakers and Character-Training c.1900-1960': Social History of Religion colloquium, University of Durham, April 2005.

With Robin Pearson and James Taylor: 'Transparency and Accountability in the Governance of British Stock Companies 1740-1845': Economic History Society annual conference, April 2005.

*'Seebohm Rowntree and Secondary Poverty 1899-1954': The History of Social Investigation: A Reconsideration, Charles Booth Centre for the Study of Social Investigation, Open University, January 2005.

With Robin Pearson and James Taylor: '"A Doe in the City": Women Shareholders in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain': Social History Society annual conference, January 2005.

'The Magic-Lantern and the Cinema: Quakers and Adult Education in Interwar Britain', Quaker Studies Research Association annual conference, October 2004.

With Robin Peason and James Taylor: 'The Politics of Business: Joint Stock Company Constitutions in Britain 1720-1844': European Business History Association conference, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, September 2004.

'Seebohm Rowntree, Secondary Poverty and the "Moral Fibre of the Nation": Anglo-American Conference of Historians, Institute of Historical Research, London, July 2004.

'"The Family Lives of Old People" after the Second World War: New Evidence from York', Social History Society annual conference, University of Rouen, January 2004.

*'Social Investigation and Rural England 1870-1914': Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester, December 2003.

*'Seebohm Rowntree, Russell Lavers and the "spiritual life of the nation"', Social Investigation and Religion seminar, Charles Booth Centre for the Study of Social Investigation, Open University, May 2003.

'Muscular Quakerism? Seebohm Rowntree and the "Moral Fibre of the Working Classes"', Social History Society annual conference, University of Leicester, January 2003.

*'"No Finer School than a Settlement": The JRCT and the Educational Settlement Movement', Peace, Politics, Poverty and Pedagogy: 100 Years of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, University of York, January 2002.

*'Rowntree and Poverty: The Perspective of a Century', Historical Association public lecture, University of York, October 2001.

'Victorian Philanthropy and the Rowntrees', Department of History research seminar, University of York, February 2001.

'Folklore Collection and Social Investigation in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century England: Approaches to Rural Working-Class Cultures', Social History Society Annual Conference, University of Ulster, January 2001.

'Folklore and Sociology', Folklore and the Historian conference, Warburg Institute, London, May 2000.

'The Outer London Inquiry Committee 1905-1908: A Study in Edwardian Social Investigation', Economic History Society Annual Conference, University of Bristol, April 2000.

'The Understanding of Rural Poverty 1870-1914', Economic History Society annual conference, University of Oxford, April 1999 (New Researchers session).

'Investigating Rural Poverty 1870-1914: Problems of Conceptualisation and Methodology': A Conference to Mark the Centenary of Seebohm Rowntree's First Social Survey of York, University of York, 1998.

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