Author Archives: harryjw1

Populism, Plutocracy, and the Destruction of New York: Ignatius Donnelly and the Politics of ‘Caesar’s Column’

We are delighted to share this piece by Invasion Network member Antony Taylor (Sheffield Hallam). It is based on a paper first delivered at the ‘War of the Worlds’ workshop in Lancaster (September 2017). — Before Los Angeles was routinely … Continue reading

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CFP: War of the Worlds: Transnational Fears of Invasion and Conflict 1870-1933

Extended CFP Deadline 31st July War of the Worlds: Transnational Fears of Invasion and Conflict 1870-1933 One-day international workshop organised by the Invasion Network at Lancaster University, 8th September 2017. Key-note speaker: Professor Emeritus David Glover Call for Papers Deadline: … Continue reading

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CFP: Invasion to Integration

We are delighted to promote the below conference co-organised by Peter Keeling, an Invasion Network member and blog contributor. To download a copy please use the below link: Invasion_to_Integration

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Invasion Network Meeting at Lancaster, 2nd May 2016

Eleventh months on from our inaugural conference, the Invasion Network met at Lancaster University on 2nd May to discuss ongoing research and future projects. Hosted by the Head of Lancaster’s Department of History Mike Hughes, attending IN members included Ailise … Continue reading

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Late Nineteenth Century Invasion Panics and the problem of ‘Public Opinion’

This post by Peter Keeling (University of Kent) is adapted from a paper delivered at the recent Social History Society Conference in Lancaster, as part of the ‘Popular Invasion Scares’ panel. pmk22@kent.ac.uk —- In 1883 the Liberal journalist Sir Francis … Continue reading

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Invasion Network Panel at the Social History Society Conference 2016

I am delighted to report that three members of the network will be speaking at the Social History Society annual conference at Lancaster University next week (21-23 March). The panel details and abstracts are included below. Please make an effort … Continue reading

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The Perils of Expertise

This piece by Harry Wood (University of Liverpool) comes to the Invasion Network from the archive of his research blog Island Mentalities. Originally posted 14th January 2015. — Although Edwardian invasion-scare fiction was written by people from a range of … Continue reading

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