2017-18 (archive)

Michaelmas Term 2017

The seminar will meet weekly, on Wednesdays at 5 p.m., in the Turl Yard Lecture Room, Lincoln College (ask at the college lodge for directions), except in 4th week when we will meet in the Rothermere American Institute on a Tuesday at 4 p.m. In weeks 1-3, 5-8, tea and coffee will be served from 4.45pm. All research students working in this period are encouraged to attend; anyone else interested is also very welcome.

11 Oct. (week 1) Introductory party

18 Oct. (week 2) Lucy Dow (National Maritime Museum) ‘The liquid measure is here given in Scotch; but it can in a minute be reduced into English’: Scottish and English Cookery Books and the Idea of the Nation in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Britain.

25 Oct. (week 3) Hamish Roberts (St. Antony’s) Changing Understandings of Time in Late Eighteenth-century Britain: Richard Price, Doctrine, and Revolution

31 Oct. (week 4) Joint Session with the USA History Seminar to be held in seminar room 2/3 at the Rothermere American Institute, starting at 4 p.m.
George Van Cleve (Seattle): The Birth of the American Empire: The Articles of Confederation and the Road to the Constitution

8 Nov. (week 5) Deb Oxley (All Souls) The Digital Panopticon: The Global Impact of London Punishments

15 Nov. (week 6) Lydia Hamlett (Cambridge) Myth-making and Mural Painting in Britain, 1680-1730

22 Nov. (week 7) Hamish Scott (Jesus) The British “Fiscal-Military” State after Thirty Years

29 Nov. (week 8) George Artley (Lincoln) No Longer The King’s Bench? Sir John Holt, the Common Law, and the Impact of the Glorious Revolution

For information about the seminar, and news of forthcoming events, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oxford-seminar-in-mainly-British-History-1680-1850/123050627891042 We would be happy to post notices of interest to our group – contact perry.gauci@lincoln.ox.ac.uk

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