Eighteenth Century Centre
The Warwick Eighteenth Century Centre is an interdisciplinary research centre based in the Department of History of the University of Warwick. The Centre runs, and is associated with, major research projects as well as providing a forum for academic staff and postgraduate students in the Humanities, including members of the departments of History, English, French and History of Art.
The Centre is closely involved with the Early Modern Forum and is a key element in the History Department's strength in Early Modern History. This Forum aims to give students and staff a place that links them to relevant information and resources which cover a large time period (1450 to 1850). It also aims to encourage the exchange of ideas and aims to promote interaction with others through a variety of different media. The Centre also enjoys close relations with the Global History & Culture Centre and the Centre for the History of Medicine.
The Centre organises regular sessions of the 'Eighteenth Century Seminar' throughout the academic year. Details of the Seminars and occasional workshops can be found on the Events page. The Centre is closely involved with the Department of History’s MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Ceremony, Ritual and Performance in the 18th Century
The latest in a series of annual events held jointly with the University of Birmingham, will take place on Wednesday
13 May 2015, at 09:30am - 5pm. The venue is : Strathcona Building, Lecture Theatre 3, University of Birmingham.
The Symposium will include presentation of papers, discussion and two organised visits.
Full programme here .
Echoes of 1815: A Concert of Music from Napoleons 100 Days
23 February 2015, 1-2pm
Ensemble Room, Warwick Arts Centre
The Waterloo Singers
Katherine Hambridge, soprano
Mark Austin, piano
Ever wondered what they were singing at the Battle of Waterloo? Come along to hear this and much more at a concert of musical responses to Napoleon’s brief return to power in 1815. Performed by a motley collection of academics and musicians, the repertoire ranges from popular song, satirical vaudeville, propaganda opera and sentimental art song from around the UK, France and German lands.
The concert marks the launch of the online exhibition ‘The Last Stand: Napoleon’s 100 Days in 100 Objects’, a collaboration between Mark Philp from the History department, the AHRC-funded project ‘French Theatre of the Napoleonic Era’ led by Katherine Astbury, and the European History Research Centre.