Birmingham-Warwick C18 Symposium Wednesday 10th May 2017: registration now open
You are invited to register for participation in this year's Symposium, organised by the Eighteenth Century Centres at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick, and hosted this year at Birmingham.
This year the event will also include discussions to consider forming a larger Midlands Eighteenth Century Research Network. It will be principally a workshop with a few keynote talks and plenty of opportunity for group discussion and meeting people. It is free and lunch is included. Full programme
You can register to attend and/or to be kept in touch with future developments here:
Rita Dashwood wins BSECS President's Prize
Rita Dashwood, a PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, working with Dr David Taylor and Dr Tina Lupton, has won this year's President's Prize for best postgraduate paper at the annual conference of the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.
Proposals invited for new monograph series: Studies in the Eighteenth Century
A new monograph series presenting the best current multidisciplinary research on the global eighteenth century will be published by Boydell & Brewer, in association with the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
This major new series aims to bring into fruitful dialogue the different disciplines involved in all aspects of the study of the long eighteenth century (c.1660-1820). It will publish innovative volumes, singly or co-authored, on any topic in history, science, music, literature and the visual arts in any area of the world in the long eighteenth century.
The editors welcome proposals and preliminary enquiries from prospective authors. Please see the full details here for further information.
Dr Charles Walton returns to Warwick
Dr Charles Walton, core member and former Director of the 18th Century Centre, has returned to Warwick after a productive year based in Paris. He received a fellowship from the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies for the academic year 2015-2016 to work on his project From Eden to Terror: Reciprocity, Redistribution and the French Revolution. During this time, he also completed an essay review on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-first Century and an article entitled ‘The Birth of Reciprocity in Eighteenth-century France’. He also began writing a book on the French Revolution for Penguin Books’ revived Pelican series.
Warwick hosts latest event in annual Warwick-Birmingham workshop series
Dr David Taylor (Warwick) presenting his paper ‘Digital Gillray: from the printshop window to the Windows phone’
In May, it was Warwick’s turn to host the annual workshop held jointly with the University of Birmingham. This year’s theme was 'The Eighteenth Century Past and Present' and it set out to 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, and C18th issues which still have purchase on current debates. The keynote presentation by Steve Pincus (Yale) on ‘Making a State in 1776: Political Economy, Imperial Politics and the Declaration of Independence’ was followed by panels on The Culture of Objects, The Digital Eighteenth Century, and Historical Perspectives. Postgraduate researchers from both institutions had the opportunity to present alongside established scholars. 30 people took part and the day was judged a great success.