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)

Please note: this session has been cancelled


Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
11 October Boy Actors at the English College of St Omer

Alison Shell (UCL)

Venue:  IHR Seminar Room 209, 2nd floor, Institute of Historical Research


29 November Speeches suitable for tribes of females: gender and authority in Scottish intellectual culture

Rosalind Carr (University of East London)

Venue:  IHR Seminar Room 209, 2nd floor, Institute of Historical Research


13 December 'The whole system of learning, as it were in miniature': Scientific education and the Liberal Arts curriculum

Jo Elcoat

Venue:  IHR Seminar Room 209, 2nd floor, Institute of Historical Research


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
31 January TBA

Sarah Goldsmith (York)

Venue:  IHR Seminar Room 209, 2nd floor, Institute of Historical Research


21 February TBA

Elodie Duché(Warwick)

Venue:  IHR Seminar Room 209, 2nd floor, Institute of Historical Research