Academic Conference

Your Street to Downing Street

Politics and History Specialist Group Annual Conference 2020


The Politics and History Specialist Group are delighted to announce our annual conference for 2020.

Based on 'the local' within British political, the 2020 conference theme will be: 'Your Street to Downing Street' and aims to explore conceptions of identity, place and space, and localism

Call for papers and panels

We invite papers from anyone, particularly PhD and ECRs, around the theme of 'the local' within British political history. Please email an expression of interest, including a maximum 200 word overview and title, to: no later than 5pm 30 September 2020. 

We also welcome applications to host panels and should be discussed, via the above email address, before the CfP deadline. 

Alternatively, drop Adam a message on Twitter (@adamwaddingham). 

Date and Venue

The conference will be held on Friday 16th October 2020, from 10am onwards. 

Whilst we hope to be physically able to accommodate this at The University of Manchester, we will be offering a hybrid-model using video conferencing and online broadcasts/ recorded videos wherever possible. Further details of the venue will be posted here shortly as advice from Public Health England becomes clear. 


A full programme of speakers and papers will be published in early October and downloadable from this site. 


Registration is now open. The conference will be free. To register, simply click the button above to email Adam. 

If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact the team. 

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