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 (Oxford Brookes University), Gillian Williamson (Independent Scholar), and PG representatives Miranda Reading (King's College, London) and Esther Brot (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 Sarah Lloyd ( and Sally Holloway (

Autumn Term 2018
DateSeminar details
10 October
Georgian Philanthropy, Children’s Labour, and the London Foundling Hospital’s Imperial Mission, c. 1750–1834
Helen Berry (Newcastle University)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

24 October
The Role of the Anglican Clergy in English Parliamentary Elections, 1801–1837
Nicholas Dixon (Pembroke College, Cambridge)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

7 November
A Cultural History of Lapdogs and Social Anxiety, c.1690–1815
Stephanie Howard-Smith (Queen Mary University of London)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

21 November
The Re-Invention of Samuel Richardson
Bonnie Latimer (University of Plymouth), Karen Lipsedge (Kingston University)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

5 December
Lightning Talks
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR