Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Studies Oxford is a research network at the University of Oxford funded and supported by TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities. The committee is made up of academics and postgraduate students.

In line with the recently publicised aims of TORCH, RECSO’s primary objective is to establish a framework for interdisciplinary and collaborative research in the long eighteenth century (1660-1830), both within Oxford and with other academic institutions. Our mailing list comprises over 400 members from the departments of English, Classics, History, History of Art, Medieval & Modern Languages, Music, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Theology, and the Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment. In addition, we provide links to more than 50 study groups across the UK and abroad, as well as professional societies and journals, and over 300 links to relevant online resources.

This website is hosted by WordPress, and is based around the Twenty Ten theme with custom design and development by Adam Bridgen. The website is currently updated and administrated by Kathleen Lawton-Trask. Its typefaces are LTC Bodoni 175 and FF Meta Serif, provided by Typekit. Our logo and page headers were developed using Inkscape, and are the intellectual property of RECSO, January 2014.

The banner image used on the front page is an amended version of An Oxford Book Auction, 1747 (oil on canvas) by Green Jr., William (fl. 1733-68). Copyright of the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Formerly it was hung in the New Bodleian, which will be reopening as the Weston Library in 2015.

The footer images on the front page of the site are out of copyright, and are as follows (from left to right):

A Decent Story, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1795 (hand-coloured etching), by Gillray, James (1757-1815).

School. Early Eighteenth Century., after Mercier, P. (engraving). Illustration from A Short History of the English People by J R Green (Macmillan, 1892).

Woman Reading by a Paper-bell Shade, 1766 (oil on canvas) by Morland, Henry Robert (1730-97).

A Tax Collector, 1745 (oil on panel) by Regters, Tibout (1710-68).