British History in the Long 18th Century

Sponsored by Mark Storey and Carey Karmel

Venue: Pollard Room N301, IHR,  North block, Senate House

Time: Wednesdays 17:15

Convenors: Arthur Burns (King’s College London), Penelope J. Corfield (Royal Holloway, London); Margot Finn (University College London) Amanda Goodrich (Open University), Tim Hitchcock (University of Sussex), Sarah Lloyd (University of Hertfordshire), with post-doctoral reps Joseph Cozens (University of Essex), Sally Holloway (Richmond University), Gillian Williamson (Independent Scholar), and pg representative Miranda Reading (King's College, London).

Seminar Administrator: Gillian Williamson (

Après-seminar: All are warmly invited to drinks/dinner at local restaurant, with pegged charge of £15 for postgrads + immediate postdocs.

Contacts: For offers of papers/panels, please contact Penelope J. Corfield ( For other enquiries, please contact Gillian Williamson or Penelope Corfield (email addresses above).

Autumn Term 2017
DateSeminar details
18 October
Men Performing Masculinity Badly: Or, Fighting in Cheshire during the Long Eighteenth Century
James Sharpe (University of York)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

1 November
Arthur Onslow, 1691-1768: The Great Speaker
Mary Clayton (University of Durham)
Speaker’s House, Palace of Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

15 November
Methodists and Markets, c.1740-1800
Clive Norris (Oxford Centre for Methodism & Church History)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

29 November
Lightning Talks by Postgraduates
Joseph Cozens, Miranda Reading
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

13 December
Whispers and Cries – Listening to the Voices of the Dead at the Old Bailey
Tim Hitchcock (University of Sussex)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

Spring Term 2018
DateSeminar details
10 January
Shaking and Stripping: Embodying Masculinity in the Georgian Plebeian Honour Fight
Des Newell (Oxford Brookes University)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

24 January
Sparing the Noose: Penal Outcomes of Convicts Sentenced to Death at the Old Bailey, 1730-1868
Robert Shoemaker (University of Sheffield)
London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Rd, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0HB

7 February
Slavery and the British Working Class, 1787-1838
Ryan Hanley (University College London)
Room 246, Second Floor

21 February
The Provincial Businesswoman in Georgian England, 1780-1830
Peter Collinge (University of Keele)
The Court Room, First Floor

7 March
Dazzling or “Fantastically Dull”? Reconsidering Sociability at the Eighteenth-Century Masquerade
Meghan Kobza (Newcastle University)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR