Thursday 8 June 2023, 11.00AM to 10 June 2023
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This interdisciplinary event brings together scholars in women’s history, the history of science, literature, theatrical performance, music and historical archaeology from across the UK and the US, to contextualise and analyse the diary of Jane Ewbank (1778‒1824).
Jane Ewbank, the twenty-five year old daughter of a York druggist, kept a 34,000-word diary from 1803 to 1805, which details a conscious project of self-education via reading, sociability and her involvement in the intellectual and social landscape of a northern English city, including the theatre, concerts, science lectures, the natural world and its materiality.
All participants will have online access to the diary.
Annotated Transcription of Jane Ewbank’s Diary
The annotated transcription of Jane Ewbank’s diary is now available for all participants to read or sample before the conference.
- Download a copy of the Diary of Jane Ewbank (PDF , 601kb)
We would welcome any comments on or amendments to the annotation which should be sent for the attention of Jane Rendall to firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference is supported by the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York; Departments of History and English, University of York; Modern Humanities Research Association, Yorkshire Philosophical Society and York Georgian Society.
You must purchase a ticket for each day that you would like to attend. For example, if you would like to attend the full conference, please add a Thursday ticket, Friday ticket and Saturday ticket to your basket before checking out.
You are also able to attend the conference online. Online tickets enable you to join the conference at any time. Please note that there are no day rates available.
All tickets (apart from "online") include complimentary tea and coffee each day.
We are able to offer lunch for all attendees at an additional cost of £10 per day. Lunch must be booked in advance so please ensure that you purchase lunch for each day that you require. For example, if you would like to attend the full conference, and have lunch each day, please add a Thursday ticket, Friday ticket, Saturday ticket, Thursday lunch, Friday lunch and Saturday lunch to your basket before checking out.
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Matthew Daniel Eddy (University of Durham), Rachel Feldberg (University of York) and Jane Rendall (University of York).
Location: University of York’s historic King’s Manor campus two minutes from York Minster. King’s Manor, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EP.