- Start date: 1 August 2020
- End date: 31 July 2023
- Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
- Value: £931,782
- Primary investigator: Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira
- External co-investigators: Dr Richard Huzzey (PI – Durham University) Dr Anna Bocking-Welch (Liverpool University)
The project is seeking to understand how people in Great Britain used petitions and other forms of campaigning to represent their concerns or opinions. We are looking at the period 1900-2000, which permits us to see how a particular form of campaigning adapted to changes across a century. Our findings will be published and also shared with people whose work focuses on the organisation or reception of petitions, such as those working for charities or the staff of the UK’s representative institutions, such as Parliament.