Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 15: Overpopulation in Victorian England

Session 15 of our seminar took place on Wednesday 17th April 2013 at Université Paris Diderot (Salle 575F, 17h30-19h30).

George Cruikshank,  Probable Effects of Over Female Emigration. D. Bogue, 1886.

George Cruikshank, Probable Effects of Over Female Emigration. D. Bogue, 1886."When Bradlaugh Triumphs." Annie Besant and Chalres Bradlaugh dance in the streets in an imagined England in whichbirth control is practiced.“When Bradlaugh Triumphs.” Annie Besant and Charles Bradlaugh dance in the streets in an imagined England in which birth control is practiced.

Marie Ruiz (Université Paris Diderot) gave a paper entitled ‘“Surplus Women”: Emigration as the nineteenth-century solution to female overpopulation’, and Marie Terrier (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle) gave a paper entitled ‘Annie Besant and nineteenth-century Neomalthusianism: “family limitation” or “birth-restricting checks” as remedy to overpopulation and poverty’. Pr. Myriam Boussahba Bravard (Université Paris Diderot) was their respondent.

We worked with the following texts:

– BESANT, Annie. The Law of Population: its Consequences and its Bearing upon Human Conduct and Moral. 1877. http://archive.org/details/lawofpopulationi00besarich

– CHIVERS, Tom. “World population reaches seven billion: predictions of doom are nothing new”, The Telegraph. October 2011. 2011-Telegraph Pop

– GREG, William Rathbone. Why Are Women Redundant? London: N. Trübner, 1869. Why_are_Women_Redundant

The seminar is held monthly on Wednesdays at 5.30pm at the following address:

Salle 575F, suivre ‘Salle des thèses’, Halle aux farines, Hall F, 5ème étage: accès par le hall E, allée paire, ascenseur F,  accès 9 esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet 75013 Paris ou 10 rue Françoise Dolto 75013 Paris, métro Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand.

All are welcome!

For further information, contact Estelle Murail (estelle_murail@yahoo.fr) or Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin (roisinql@hotmail.fr)

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