Out of Place: Vagrancy and Settlement

Out of Place: Vagrancy and Settlement
07 Dec 2017, 09:30 to 07 Dec 2017, 18:00
Conference / Symposium
IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

This one-day conference aims to explore the shifting experiences, representations and status of vagrancy in relation to the history of British settlement. How can exploring the images and realities of vagrancy sharpen our understanding of the histories of ‘settled’ communities, cities and parishes, which have otherwise been articulated from a sedentary perspective?

Plenary speakers are: Professor Patricia Fumerton (University of California, Santa Barbara), 'Crossing the limits of the Shakespearean stage: roguery, mobility, and balladry in "The Winter's Tale"'; and Professor Nicholas Crowson (University of Birmingham), 'Vagrant life stories: rediscovering the tramp between the 1880s and 1930s'

PLEASE NOTE: The programme for this conference is currently being put together. Booking will open by the end of July 2017.


Olwen Myhill
020 7862 8790