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).

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