History seminars at the IHR

Education in the Long 18th Century

Convenors: Michèle Cohen (RAIUL and IOE), Mary Clare Martin (Greenwich), Mark Burden (Oxford)  

Venue: The Court Room, unless otherwise stated in the programme below.

Time: Saturday 2.00-4.00pm

We aim to provide a relaxed forum for conversation and debate on all aspects of research into education during the long eighteenth century. To this end, we will explore a variety of modes of presentation as starting point for discussion and debate, from reading group led by an invited speaker, to papers and panels.

We expect contributions to be last between 25 to 40 minutes maximum, to allow for discussion, and we welcome papers-in-progress from all, especially graduate students who would like to air and share ideas. Most of all, we aim to provide a space for friendly and supportive discussion where everyone feels they can participate, and bring together researchers on eighteenth-century education dispersed throughout the British Isles and beyond.

Summer Term 2014
DateSeminar details
24 May 'Packaging the Curriculum': General Course Schoolbooks and the Encyclopaedic Project in the Eighteenth Century

Jo Elcoat (Leeds University)


Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
11 October TBA

Alison Shell (UCL)

Venue:  IHR Seminar Room 1


15 November TBA

Katarina Stenke (Cambridge)

Venue:  IHR Seminar Room 1


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
31 January TBA

Sarah Goldsmith (York)

Venue:  IHR Seminar Room 1


21 February TBA

Elodie Duché(Warwick)

Venue:  IHR Seminar Room 1