Conference to be held in central London on 23rd and 24th June 2022
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FRIDAY 15th APRIL 2022
This year’s Thatcher Network conference invites papers which consider the role that members of Margaret Thatcher’s cabinets played in shaping and delivering ‘Thatcherism’.
The conference, and the book project that will follow, will look beyond Thatcher as the dominant political figure of the 1980s and consider the significance of key ministers, like Michael Heseltine, Geoffrey Howe and Keith Joseph.
We invite abstracts of 200 words for 20-minute papers, to subsequently be written up as book chapters, which examine the influence and impact of Thatcher’s cabinet ministers, their achievements and their failures. We are interested in understanding their contribution to the wider Thatcher project.
We will consider submissions on any member of Thatcher’s cabinets, but especially welcome contributions on:
|Geoffrey Howe||Nigel Lawson|
|Cecil Parkinson||Norman Tebbit|
|Kenneth Baker||Kenneth Clark|
|Baroness Young||Norman Fowler|
|Lord Hailsham||William Whitelaw|
|John Nott||Francis Pym|
|Lord Carrington||Keith Joseph|
|Michael Heseltine||John Major|
Please note that we have already secured contributions on Douglas Hurd, Nicholas Edwards and Norman St John-Stevas and do not seek further submissions on these.
As all but one of the subjects of the book are, unavoidably, male, we especially welcome contributions from female scholars.
Please send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 15th April 2022