IMPORTANT: CHANGE OF VENUE 19 February 2019 – 18th Century Literature and Culture Seminar

18th century Literature and Culture seminar


TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY, 5.30 p.m.


Dr Georgina Lock, ‘Lady in a Veil’, a performance based on the life and works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu followed by discussion. Dr Georgina Lock is Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University in Scriptwriting, an actor, director, screenwriter

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Graduate Seminar in History, 1680-1850 Hilary Term 2019

Hilary Term 2019

The seminar will meet weekly, on Tuesdays at 4.15pm, in the Beckington Room, Lincoln College (ask at the college lodge for directions). Tea and Coffee will be served from 4pm. All research students working in this period are encouraged to attend; anyone else interested is also very welcome.

15th Jan. (week 1) Gareth Atkins (Cambridge) Mapping Evangelical London, c. 1770-1820: Reflections on Writing about Religious Networks
22nd Jan. (week 2) Naomi Pullin (Warwick) Best Friends and Worst Enemies: Female Negative Sociability in Britain, 1660-1775
29th Jan. (week 3) Maura Valenti (Trinity) “…and quietly accommodate themselves to the misery of the times”: Toward a Study of the Music of Catholic Ireland under the Penal Laws
5th Feb. (week 4) Maxine Berg (Warwick) Nootka Sound on the Northwest Pacific Coast: a Global Micro Trading Centre 1778-1794
12th Feb. (week 5) David Kennerley (QMUL) Towards a Sonic History of Chartism: A Case-study of Music, Sound and Politics in Mid-Nineteenth-century Leicester
19th Feb. (week 6) Nuala Zahedieh (Edinburgh) Eric Williams and William Forbes: copper, colonies, capital accumulation and the Industrial Revolution
26th Feb. (week 7) Dexnell Peters (Exeter) Trinidad and Demerara: The Southern Caribbean in the Revolutionary Era
5th March (week 8) Sophie Chessum (National Trust) Clandon Park

For information about the seminar, and news of forthcoming events, visit our Facebook page: We would be happy to post notices of interest to our group – contact

B. Harris (Worcester); S. Skinner (Balliol); O. Cox (TORCH); P. Gauci (Lincoln)

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Romantic Research Seminar Hilary Term 2019

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Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture Seminar Hilary Term 2019


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Romantic Research Seminar MT2018


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Graduate Seminar History in 1680-1850


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Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture Seminar Michaelmas 2018


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RECSO: An Evening with Shelley (15/10)

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Winckelmann Conference

Dr. Lucy Russell and Dr. Fiona Gatty are hosting at Christ Church on Winckelmann  as part of theEuropean celebration of Winckelmann’s jubilee. It also coincides with the opening of the ‘Winckelmann and curiosity in the eighteenth-century gentleman’s library’ exhibition at Christ Church Library.

Date: 29 June 2018

Location: Christ Church, Oxford


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 For further details follow the links: 

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Conference: ‘Change of Air: Atmosphere, Health, and Locality in the Romantic Era, 1760-1840’

Change of Air Poster.jpg‘Change of Air: Atmosphere, Health, and Locality in the Romantic Era, 1760-1840’
14th September 2018
University of Oxford, Radcliffe Humanities Building, 3rd Floor Seminar Room.
The pursuit of a ‘change of air’, and its supposed effects on mental and physical health, is one of the most recognisable forms of environmental awareness in the long eighteenth century. However, it has yet to be fully incorporated into our understanding of place and locality in Romantic-era culture. This interdisciplinary symposium, organised in association with the Oxford Environmental Humanities research network, will demonstrate how air’s significance as a medical and environmental influence can take us beyond M. H. Abrams’ influential concept of the Romantic ‘Correspondent Breeze’, exploring how atmosphere was also an important medium of local, regional, and national difference.
Confirmed Speakers include: Rowan Boyson (KCL) [Keynote], Harriet Guest (York), Tim Fulford (DMU), Mary-Ann Constantine (University of Wales), Jennifer Wallis (QMUL), and William Tullett (IHR).
There are a limited number of free places for students, unwaged attendees, and researchers in part-time employment. Please email the organisers to confirm your eligibility for a free place at:
Remaining Concessions: £10
Full Price: £20
Those who are not eligible for a free place can register here.
This event is being generously supported by TORCH, The Oxford Environmental Humanities Research Network, BSLS (The British Society for Literature and Science), BSECS (The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies), BARS (The British Association for Romantic Studies), and RECSO (Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Studies Oxford).
For further information please see the event website:
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