Alternative Futures & Popular Protest

The 2019 edition of Alternative Futures and Popular Protest will take place on 15-17th April at The Manchester Meeting Place, Sackville Street, University of Manchester. The deadline for abstracts has now passed and we’re delighted that 90+ authors have submitted some excellent papers. You can see our programme here (we hope it is final, but some minor changes may still be required.) If you expect to be on it but can’t see your name, please contact us asap via

Next steps for delegates

If your abstract was accepted, please now send us a written paper to distribute to participants in advance. Ideally, this would take the form of a fully-referenced working paper, of 6-8,000 words in length in MS Word .docx, Adobe .pdf or compatible format. However, some speakers have submitted different kinds of documents in the past (e.g. extended notes; powerpoint slideshows and so on). We are open to the submission of such documents instead of a working paper as long as they successfully communicate the main argument and evidence base for your paper to a scholarly audience and without the need for specialist software.

Registration is now open for payment of the conference fee: click here to go to the online store run by the University of Manchester. Non-presenting delegates are also welcome to register. There are two fee levels:

  • Full rate: £150
    PGR/precarious/student: £90

NB The ‘PGR/precarious’ fee is intended for students (including doctoral) or those on short term or poorly paid contracts without access to discretionary funds for conferences. Please note that the £90 fee is subsidised by higher rate fee payers: if you do have access to a conference fund or other discretionary allowances, please ensure you pay the full fee.

Please note that there is no other way to pay the registration fee, and the online store will close soon after 1st April.

The deadlines for both the written papers and payment of fees is 1st April 2019.

Conference participants will also be invited to dine together at two local (and not too expensive) restaurants on the two conference evenings with payment to be made directly at the restaurants.Please let us know by email whether you intend to join us for dinner on either 15th or 16th April (or both):

Click here for information on hotels and travel.