The Industrial Revolution Academic Conference 2015

The Arkwright Society Academic Conference on the Industrial Revolution returns to Cromford Mills on Saturday 26 September 2015. This second Conference will be on the theme of Industrialisation and Society.

Leading British experts on the Industrial Revolution will set out their views on the time when Britain changed in every way, led by a new spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation:

  • Professor Stanley Chapman (Nottingham University) will talk about the builders who helped Arkwright deliver the totally new type of industrial building needed for his machinery.
  • Dr John Stevenson (Oxford University) will discuss the role played by the radical political thinker of the Industrial Revolution, William Cobbett.
  • Professor Carolyn Steedman (Warwick University) will set out what it was like ‘Living the Industrial Revolution’.

Afternoon Seminars to include a review of new thinking on the Cotton Triangle with Dr Emily Buchnea (Newcastle University), the interrelationship between social and technological change With Professor Barbara Hahn (Texas Technical University) and the social and industrial impact of machinery on nail making with Guy Sjogren (Birmingham University).

Please note that this year there is an early bird booking opportunity for concessions – Save £5 if you book before September 1st! The Conference fees will be £40 general and £30 concessions. For concessions only there is an Early Bird price of £25 until September 1st [Concessions: students, over 60s, Arkwright Society members].
Places are expected to fill up fast! – To reserve a seat and request your conference programme please call Cromford mills on: 01629 823256

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