History seminars at the IHR
British History in the Long 18th Century
Sponsored by Mark Storey
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 convenor Sally Holloway (Historic Royal Palaces); and PhD student convenor Joseph Cozens (University of Essex)
Seminar administrator: Gillian Williamson(email@example.com)
Contacts: For offers of papers/panels in 2015-16, please contact Penelope J. Corfield (firstname.lastname@example.org). For all other enquiries, please contact either Gillian Williamson or Penelope Corfield (email addresses as above).
Venue: Wolfson Room I unless otherwise stated.
Time: Wednesday, 5.15pm
Podcasts available on-line: http://www.history.ac.uk/podcasts/british-history-long-18th-century
Après-seminar: All are warmly invited to drinks/dinner at local restaurant, with pegged charge of £15 per head for postgrads and immediate postdocs.
Discussion of Richard Bourke's new study Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke (Princeton UP, 2015)
Rachel Hammersley (Newcastle University), Joanna Innes (Somerville College, Oxford University), Robert Travers (Cornell University) & Donald Winch (Sussex University)
Joint session with the History of Political Ideas seminar
Venue: Room SH349, 3rd floor, South block, Senate House
Francis Barber, c.1742-1801: From Jamaican Slave to Samuel Johnson's Heir
Michael Bundock (Dr Johnson’s House Trust, London)
Please note: This will be an outreach event, held at Dr Johnson’s House, 17 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE: entry from 5.30pm with open access to DJH, followed by talk at 6.00pm, and then a special reception for all comers at 7.15pm. Visitor numbers are restricted to 40, on a first register/first served basis. To register, please kindly contact email@example.com.
Cultures of Settlement, 1660-1780
Naomi Tadmor (University of Lancaster)
The Jacobites in 1715 - Reconsidering the Battle of Preston
Jonathan Oates (London Borough of Ealing Archives)
Ned Ward's "Knack of Pleasing": Practices of Laughter in the Eighteenth Century
Kate Davison (University of Sheffield)
Scroungers and Skivers? The Agencies of London Charity Beneficiaries, c.1800-34
Megan Webber (University of Hertfordshire)