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).

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