History seminars at the IHR

British History in the Long 18th Century

Sponsored by Mark Storey

Convenors: Arthur Burns (KCL), Penelope J. Corfield (RHUL), Amanda Goodrich (OU), Leonie Hannan (UCL), Tim Hitchcock (Hertfordshire), Sarah Lloyd (Hertfordshire),  Sally Holloway (Historic Royal Palaces) (post-doc convenor); Joseph Cozens (University of Essex) and Robert Rock (University of Hertfordshire) (PhD student convenors).

Seminar administrator: Gillian Williamson(gswilliamson@virginmedia.com)

For general enquiries about the seminar please contact Gillian Williamson or Penelope Corfield on p.corfield@btconnect.com . If you wish to give a paper at the seminar please contact Amanda Goodrich on Amanda.Goodrich@open.ac.uk. 

Venue: Wolfson Room I unless otherwise stated.

Time: Wednesday, 5.15pm

Podcasts available on-line: http://historyspot.org.uk/podcasts/british-history-long-18th-century


Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
15 October 'This shall control the Female Pow'r/And fix the British Crown secure': Women, politics and the 1723 oaths to George I

Edward Vallance (University of Roehampton)

29 October Metropolitan London Elections 1700-1832: Proto-Democracy in Action

Panel; Penelope Corfield  (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Edmund Green (Newcastle University); 

Joint Seminar with Metropolitan History Seminar

12 November 'Lightning Talks' 3 minute presentations by early PhD students

26 November Digital Humanities Project, 'Mapping Eighteenth-Century Tourism in the English Lakes'

Ian Gregory and Chris Donaldson (Lancaster University)  

Joint Seminar with Digital History Seminar

10 December Rabbits, Whigs and Hunters: Rethinking Mary Toft's Monstrous Births of 1726

Karen Harvey (University of Sheffield)

Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
21 January Material wealth or material poverty? A regional study of the material lives of the poor, c.1670-1834

Joe Harley (University of Leicester)

4 February William Hazlitt's Radical Faith

Kevin Gilmartin Hazlitt (Caltech/University of York)

18 February The Post-Restoration army: 1660-1714

Ralph Thompson (The National Archives)

11 March Exhibiting the Eighteenth Century

Joanna Marschner (Historic Royal Palaces), Moira Goff (The Garrick Club)

Joint Seminar with QMUL Centre for Eighteenth-Century

Please Note:  this seminar will take place in the Clore Learning Centre at Kensington Palace 5.15 p.m and will be followed by drinks.

18 March Disordered London? The view from Rosemary Lane

Janice Turner (University of Hertfordshire)