Book Launch and Discussion: Petitions and Petitioning in Europe and North America

  • Thursday, 23 May 2024
  • online (16:00 – 17:00 UK time)

Please join us for the APH’s online book launch, to mark the publication of Petitions and Petitioning in Europe and North America. From the Late Medieval Period to the Present edited by Richard Huzzey, Maartje Janse, Henry Miller, Joris Oddens, and Brodie Waddell. The book will be published by Oxford University Press for the British Academy in June. The event will include Prof. Laura Stewart (University of York) and Prof. Henk te Velde (Leiden University), in conversation with the book’s editors. 

Throughout history, across very different types of state and society, petitions and petitioning have been ubiquitous practices and the interaction between petitioners and authority has been a crucial dynamic in exercising and contesting power. Consolidating and advancing a rapidly expanding field of research across history, law, and the social sciences, this book is the first study of these venerable practices from their development in the late medieval period to the emergence of e-petitions in the twenty-first century. With a broad focus on Europe and North America, this ambitious volume breaks new ground by examining the concept, history, and practice of petitions and petitioning across chronological and geographical boundaries, opening up this important topic to a wider audience across the humanities and social sciences.

Registered participants can join the Q&A session based on the pre-circulated Introduction. We will also send discount flyers to attendees. Please register by completing this form. Queries can be addressed to (Lauren Lauret).