Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies
Tuesday 12 March 2019, 9.30AM to 17:00
Give it fuzzy boundaries; include several miles around York and some years around 1844. Your circle might stretch from Victoria's Coronation in 1838 to the Chartists of Malton in 1848. Or maybe even to 1853 when the Crimean War started - the only European War in Britain's 1815-1914 short century of peace.
We'll hear themes common and uncommon: Did you know that in York in 1844:
We expect films/music/drama: walks and talks, maps and chaps, trains and drains, methodists, methodologists, architects, engines and engineers. And Deans and dons disputing the beginning and end of the world. The answer is 42 and 4004 BC! Book now!
EVERYBODY is invited - please pre-book to reserve a place: it's FREE !!!
This gathering or "UNconference" includes everything you might expect and some that you wouldn't: informal 2019-style presentations, discussion, snacks and chats with interesting participants.
But there will also be music, film and drama, and an associated city walk (to be confirmed).
Our two sessions start at 10am and 2pm, with coffee for early arrivals.
The morning session is "People and Places"; the afternoon session is "Ideas and Themes".
You can book for one or both, as you choose.
What will it cost? That's up to you. These are "Pay As You Feel" sessions i.e. FREE or by donation.
We need to take about £10 per person to cover our costs. So if you can donate £10 or more that will be appreciated, as will £5 or any amount.
As an incentive to pre-book, if you donate £10 or more IN ADVANCE, you will receive "Gold Star" priority booking with pure Yorkshire gold!
Follow up: We hope to follow the gathering with a book or booklet.
Please register via Eventbrite
Location: York Explore Library and Archive (Marriott Room) Library Square, York
Admission: Registration required.