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)
Conference Room, Spaghetti House (third floor), 15 Goodge Street, London W1T 2BG

Summer Term 2018
DateSeminar details
25 April
‘Pauper Inventories and the Nature of Poor Relief in England, c.1670-1834’
Joseph Harley (University of Derby)
Room G7, Brunswick Room Ground Floor

9 May
‘A Dragoon State? Soldiers and Riot-Control in England, c.1780-1829’
Joe Cozens (University of Essex)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

23 May
‘Medical Education and Provincial Identity in Manchester, 1750-1850’
Alice Marples (University of Manchester)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

6 June
‘Hat-Honour, Curtseys and Handshakes: Changing Styles of Interpersonal Greetings in the Long Eighteenth Century’
Penelope J. Corfield (Royal Holloway, University of London)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR