Interdisciplinary Eighteenth Century Research Seminar
A programme of seminars that attempt to reach across disciplinary boundaries and provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of new work based in the 18th century.
Schedule for 2017/18
Please check back soon for this year's event schedule.
All seminars are held at the Staff Club (Hemsley), University Park Campus, University of Nottingham.
The Staff Club is number 8 on the campus map.
Schedule for 2015/16
Tuesday 8th of December, 2015.
Professor Richard Wrigley (University of Nottingham)
‘Liberté, Egalité et Flânerie: the revolutionary origins of the Parisian flâneur’
Tuesday 10th of November, 2015.
Professor Valerie Rumbold (University of Birmingham)
‘Dublin Print in the Time of Swift’
Tuesday 15th of March, 2016
Dr Máire ní Fhlathúin (University of Nottingham)
“Birds of Prey and Passage”: Imagining Britain in India, 1780-1856'
Tuesday 24th of May, 2016
Dr Ian Packer and Dr Sarah Slinn (Univeristy of Lincoln)
'Letters to Robert Southey 1774-1843: the other side of the story'
Schedule for 2014/15
Tuesday February 17th, 2015.
Dr Paul Whickman, University of Derby
Our first Eighteenth Century Research Seminar of the year will commence on February 17th at 18.00. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Paul Whickman (University of Derby), and his talk is entitled '"A joy for ever": Monumental Moments and Paradox in the Poetry of John Keats'. This will be held in the Hogarth Room at the Hemsley Staff Club on University Park Campus.
The seminar will be followed by a dinner at the Orchard Hotel on University Park Campus at 20.00. Although you don't need to let us know if you will be attending the seminar, if you would like to join us for dinner please email Charlotte May so that we can book for you, it would be lovely to see you there!
Wednesday June 17th, 2015 - 18:00pm.
Dr Richard Gaunt, University of Nottingham
The Interdisciplinary Eighteenth Century Research Seminar is pleased to announce 'Nottinghamshire and the Great Peace. Reflections on the End of the Napoleonic Wars' by Dr Richard Gaunt.
Dr Gaunt specialises in British political and electoral history between 1790 and 1850 and has a particular interest in national figures on the political right (Wellington, Peel, Disraeli), and local aristocrats with a strong impact on their county (4th Duke of Newcastle). He is also interested in political biography, diaries and memoirs and maintain research interests in political culture including caricature, cartoons and songs.
The seminar will also be followed by a dinner at the Orchard Hotel on University Park Campus. Although you don't need to let us know if you will be attending the seminar, if you would like to join us for dinner please email Charlotte May so that we can book for you, it would be lovely to see you there!
Schedule for 2013/14
Tuesday December 10, 2013
Dr Sheryllynne Haggerty
'Merely for Money'? Business Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic: Or, Reasons for the Success of the First British Empire'
Tuesday February 18, 2014
Dr Adam Rounce
'Failure and Forgery in the 18th Century: the Case of William Dodd'
Tuesday March 11, 2014
Dr Bruce Graver
'North America through a British Lens: William England's Stereoscopic Tour (1858)'
Tuesday June 3, 2014
Dr Mike Heffernan
'The Scale of Two Cities: The Dispute about the Geographical Dimensions of London and Paris in the 1720s'
Monday July 21 (at 5:30pm), 2014
Dr Amy Culley
'Their lives spoke more than volumes': friendship, community, and collaboration in Methodist women's life writing, 1760-1840'
Schedule for 2012/13
Tuesday 20th November, 2012
Professor Brean Hammond (Uni. of Nottingham – English)
‘Starving in a garret? "Professional" poetry in the eighteenth century'
Tuesday 11th December, 2012
Professor Bill Speck (Uni. of Nottingham – English/History)
‘The Radicalisation of Tom Paine’
Tuesday 12th February, 2013
Dr Mark Towsey (University of Liverpool)
'I can't resist sending you the book': Private Libraries, Elite Women and Shared Reading Practices in Georgian Scotland'
Tuesday 19th February, 2013
Professor James Winn (Boston University)
On Queen Anne (Title to be confirmed)
Tuesday 26th February, 2013
Dr Siobhan Talbott (University of Manchester)
Commerce, Communities and Networks: Britain and the Atlantic World, 1603-1756
Tuesday 12th March, 2013
Professor David Worrall (Nottingham Trent)
Gender Equality in the Creative Workplace: Actress Claimants to the Drury Lane Theatrical Fund.
Tuesday 30th April, 2013
Dr Emma Hart (St. Andrew’s)
“Auctions and Market Cultures in the British Atlantic World, 1730-178
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