Deriving from the AHRC-funded Eighteenth-Century Political Participation and Electoral Culture (ECPPEC) project, this conference seeks to understand more about how people were involved in, and contributed to, electoral processes and culture, whether as voters, consumers or electoral actors of many different kinds. How were voters affected by the culture that surrounded them? Have we focussed too much on voting as the defining element of pre-Reform elections? Do we need new ways of analysing electoral participation and behaviour?
The conference will take place in-person over three days at Newcastle University, from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th July 2022. We have arranged an exciting programme of papers, and we’re looking forward to the conversations that they generate.