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‘The Will of the People’: Constructions and representations of the popular voice from c.1500 to the present day

June 6, 2018 - June 7, 2018
Bath Spa University

Newton Park Campus
Bath BA2 9BN
United Kingdom

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Recent referenda and elections have made the uses and abuses of the ‘will of the people’ a pressing public issue. This conference seeks to explore the ways in which the ‘voice of the people’ has been constructed, used, and represented in modern democracies and pre-modern political systems.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Andy Wood (Durham University)

Professor Elaine Chalus (University of Liverpool)

Dr. Daniel Hucker (University of Nottingham)

Public roundtable speakers:

Dr John Rees, activist, broadcaster, and writer


Dr. David Coast, Bath Spa University

Dr. Laura Stewart, University of York

Funded with the generous support of Bath Spa University and the Department of History, University of York.

In association with the Making Books research centre, Bath Spa University.

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