Thursday, 5 December 2013

Activism and Integrity Workshop

Hosted by the 'Histories of Activism' group at Northumbria, this workshop will explore the ways in which concepts of integrity have shaped debates among activists from across the political spectrum; how it has governed action as well as intention; and how forms of organization and collective action are negotiated to preserve the integrity of the actors. 

The event will take place from 1:00 to 4:30 pm on 16 December 2013. The location is room 121, Lipman Building at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne.

1pm: Arrival and Welcome 

1.15-2.30pm: Panel One: Integrity and nineteenth-century reform movements
  • Dr Charlotte Alston (Northumbria) ‘Facing life as a whole: Tolstoy, Tolstoyans and the philosophy of non-resistance’
  • Dr James Gregory (Plymouth) ‘”What’s my motivation?”Personal integrity and other “springs of action” in the lives of nineteenth-century reformers”
2.30-3pm: Coffee break

3-4.14pm: Panel Two: Conservativism and radical activists in the twentieth century
  • Dr Joe Street (Northumbria) ‘The Black Panther Party and street protest’
  • Dr Mark Pitchford (Visiting Research Fellow, KCL) ‘Conservative activism’
4.15-4.30: Concluding remarks and close

Feel free to take a look at the website of the Integrity Project for further information on the event and the wider project that it forms part of.The workshop is free and all are welcome. For further details on this event, please contact the workshop organisers: Dr Charlotte Alston (charlotte.alston[at] and Dr Joe Hardwick (joseph.hardwick[at]