Making Connections, 1680-1830

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Welcome to The University of Oxford’s online community for Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Studies. Hosted by the English Faculty, our purpose is to provide a central forum for graduates and researchers from all departments to engage with the latest in the long eighteenth century. With information on seminars, Bodleian collections, academic contacts and postgraduate projects, we hope to improve access to the range of events and expertise on offer at Oxford, and to promote collaborative networks and interdisciplinary study.

Image of busy book auction, Oxford, 1747.

To stay abreast of RECSO’s activities and other developments, both in Oxford and in the wider scholarly community, please sign up to our News page. Suggestions for content, contributions, and newsworthy items, are gratefully received at

Launched in January 2014, the website is in the early stages of its development. There will thus be some small gaps in content, and ongoing additions, over the proceeding months.