2014-15 (archive)

Michaelmas Term

The seminar takes place in St Anne’s college. All welcome, drinks and nibbles will be provided. Please ask the lodge for directions and for the code to the room. This year’s seminar is convened by Camille Pidoux ([email protected])

Seminar Room 3, St. Anne’s College (door code from the lodge)
Wednesdays  at 5.15pm

October 29th (week 3).
Naomi Pullin (History, Warwick & Oxford): ‘Female Friends and the transatlantic Quaker Community: ‘The whole family and household of faith’, c. 1650-c.1750′

November 12th (week 5)
Michael Plygawko (English, Trinity College Cambridge): ‘Byronic Illusion and the Elegiac Mode’

November 26th (week 7)
Clive Norris (History, Brookes): ‘Financial innovation and evangelical religion: how Wesleyans built their first thousand chapels’

ConvenorsCamille Pidoux

Hilary Term

February 4th (week 3), seminar room 6
Robin Mills (History, King’s College London): ‘William Falconer and the Stadial Study of Religion in the British Enlightenment’

February 18th (week 5), seminar room 6
Andy Hamilton (Philosophy, Durham): ‘Edmund Burke and the Nature of Conservatism: Prejudice, Tradition and Rationality’

March 4th (week 7), seminar room 3 – Joint session: Objects
Hazel Tubman (History, Oxford): ‘This Pocket Friend, this Faithful Companion: Consumers and their Diaries 1750-1850’
Anna Hope (English, Northumbria): ‘The Titillating Tea-kettle in The Metamorphosis of a Certain Dublin Beau’s Head into a Tea-Kettle’

Trinity Term

13th May 2015 (week 3, seminar room 7)
Dr Clare Bucknell (English, Oxford): ‘Political Uses of the Roman Satiric Adversary: Dialogue Form in Pope and Peter Pindar’

27th May (week 5, seminar room 6)
Emma Walshe (English, Oxford) ‘Burn After Reading: the Fiery Destruction of Familiar Letters in Eighteenth-Century Epistolary Culture’

10th June 2015 (week 7, seminar room 6)
Samuel Burton (English, Oxford) ‘Dryden’s Persius: Translating Stoicism in a Sceptical Age’