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13 May 2016

WORKSHOP
The Eighteenth Century: Past and Present
The latest in a series of annual events held jointly with the University of Birmingham. This workshop will explore various aspects of the relevance of, and ways of presenting, the C18th for a modern audience and how past and present interact. So we shall explore how the C18th helps/hinders us to think about contemporary issues, how aspects of the C18th are presented/represented in any form now, parallels/discontinuities between past and present, how to tackle commemorations of C18th events, and C18th issues which still have purchase on current debates.
The programme is here.(PDF Document)
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26-27 May 2015
WORKSHOP (by invitation only)
Writing the History of Socio-Economic Rights
During this two-day workshop, we will consider how to write the history of socioeconomic rights – rights to health, food, work, housing and education. These rights, which have received considerably less attention than civil and political rights, have recently come into focus among scholars and NGOs. Often considered to be ‘second generation rights’, that is, as twentieth-century additions to ‘core’ civil and political rights stretching back to the eighteenth century, notions of socioeconomic rights stretch back, in fact, to the Enlightenment. Socioeconomic rights exploded into the politics of the French Revolution. Since then, however, their legitimacy has been contested and has proved to be more precarious than that of civil and political rights. What accounts for this historical precariousness?

This workshop is being held during the IAS fellowship of Samuel Moyn (Harvard Law School, author of The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History). It will bring together scholars working from different disciplinary perspectives – history, law, politics, literature, philosophy, anthropology – in an effort to conceptualise problems and dynamics related to the history of socioeconomic rights. We aim to explore the complicated interactions between these rights and politics, political economy, philosophy, humanitarianism, theories of law and rights, biopolitics and health, international relations and economic conjunctures.

Please visit the Writing the History of Socioeconomic Rights pages for full details.

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13 May 2015
SYMPOSIUM
Ceremony, Ritual and Performance in the 18th Century
The latest in a series of annual events held jointly with the University of Birmingham.
Presentation of papers, discussion and two organised visits.
Full programme here (Word Document)

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14 May 2014
WORKSHOP
'Humanity'
Collaborative workshop with Birmingham's Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies. Programme

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17 May 2012
WORKSHOP
'Clubs and Societies'
Collaborative workshop with Birmingham's Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies

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5 November 2010
25th March 2011
10th-23rd July 2011
WORKSHOP SERIES

'Connections, Convergences and Disjuncture - the Joint Histories of Seventeenth-Century and Eighteenth Century England/Britain and English/British America, 1650-1750'
A series of Mellon workshops, 'Connections, Convergences and Disjuncture - the Joint Histories of Seventeenth-Century and Eighteenth Century England/Britain and English/British America, 1650-1750', took place on 5th November 2010, 25th March 2011, and 10th-23rd July 2011. The overall aim of the series of workshops was to arrive at a genuine collaboration between established scholars and postgraduates/early postdoctoral researchers in late seventeenth and early eighteenth century English/British and British American history. The workshops will explore how Early Modern English, British and British American history can be reunited. Further details here

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7th May 2010, Compton Verney
WORKSHOP
'Spaces of Knowledge-Making in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries'

Open to all Warwick arts, humanities and sociology postgraduates and postdocs, and featuring sessions lead by Professor Withers (Visiting Fellow), Dr Renaud Morieux (University of Lille), Dr Clare Anderson (Warwick), Dr Rosemarie Dias (Warwick).

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26th June 2009, University of Warwick
WORKSHOP

'Globalising the Age of Reform, c.1780-1850: Varieties of Reform in Britain and the British Empire'.

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3rd-4th June 2009
WORKSHOP

'Sciences and Capital Cities: Revisiting the Public Sphere of Knowledge', organised by Dr Stephane Van Damme, European University Institute, Florence

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14th May 2009
WORKSHOP

'Economies of Improvement: Technological Innovation, Science and the Public Sphere in the Eighteenth Century', organised by Dr Marie Thebaud-Sorger of the Marie Curie (FP7), and the Economic History Society. programme (PDF Document)

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24th-25th March 2009
WORKSHOP

'The Lure of Italy', organised by Professor Jacqueline Labbe with the Clark Library, at the Warwick Venice Centre.

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20th-21st June 2008, Maison Francaise, Oxford
WORKSHOP

'Centres of Enlightenment in Global Context'. programme and other details

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9th-10th June 2008, Berlin
WORKSHOP

'Forms of Artistic Expertise in Europe: Actors, Practices and Objects'. programme (Word Document)

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20th March 2008, Venice
WORKSHOP

'Mexico and the Enlightenment' programme (PDF Document)

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19-20 October 2007
CONFERENCE (Warwick-CNAM Interchange)

The Lure of Foundations and Experiences of Mobility: The Making of Jesuit Spaces in the Early Modern period - 19-20 October 2007 

Organised by Pierre-Antoine Fabre, Antonella Romano, Stéphane Van Damme Maison Française d’Oxford

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22 June 2007
CONFERENCE (Warwick-CNAM Interchange)

Ceramics Day at Waddesdon Manor Programme

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8 July 2005, The British Academy
CONFERENCE (Warwick-CNAM Interchange)
Craft and World Commerce

Participants included: Dr Liliane Hilaire-Perez (Paris), Professor Maxine Berg, Dr Andrew Sherratt (Ashmolean Museum), and a team from Waddesdon Manor - Ms. Pippa Shirley and colleagues.

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7th-9th July 2004
WORKSHOP
'Global Origins of Wealth between East and West'

Panel at the Anglo-American Conference on Wealth and Poverty

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10th July 2004, London
WORKSHOP

'A Commerce with Strangers: Trade and Technology between East and West'

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4th June 2004, Paris
WORKSHOP

'Minorities and Technical Exchange in Europe and Asia'

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26-27 May 2003, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, Paris
WORKSHOP (Research Interchange)
Archives and Invention
Research Interchange Panel on 'Promoting and Advertising Invention: Sources and Texts'
Chairs: Colin Jones and Natacha Coquery
Speakers: Christine Velut,Dena Goodman, Sarah Richards, Dominique Massonnie & Liliane Hilaire-Perez, Luca Mola, Morag Martin, Katie Scott, Helen Clifford and Maxine Berg

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4 July 2003, London
WORKSHOP/SYMPOSIUM (Warwick-CNAM Research Interchange) invitation only
Useful Knowledge

A discussion of Joel Mokyr's The Gifts of Athena. Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy (Princeton 2002)
Speakers: Joel Mokyr, Larry Stewart, Liliane Hilaire-Perez, Patricia Brett, Robert Fox and Anna Guaguine, Nigel Thrift, Anne Puetz, Kristine Bruland, Robert Allen

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8th July 2003
WORKSHOP (Research Interchange)
' The Fabulous Transformations of Luxury in the Capital: John Gay’s Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London'

Session with Elizabeth Eger. See Bibliography and Extracts

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5 July 2002, London
WORKSHOP
The Commerce of Art and Invention

The workshop brought together the Warwick Art and Industry Project, which finished in 2002, and the new Warwick-CNAM, Paris Research Interchange on Cultures of Commerce and Invention 1550-1850. It consisted of short papers; enough time enabled to develop a lively and productive discussion. Programme

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7 July 2000, University of Warwick
WORKSHOP
Woman and Luxury

Organised by Karen O’Brien and Elizabeth Eger (University of Warwick). Programme

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