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#CANCELLED# Cordial Spirits: Drinking and Sociability in the very long eighteenth century

Saturday 4 April 2020, 10.00AM to 6:00pm


Welcome to Cordial Spirits in the Long Eighteenth Century! This interdisciplinary day conference will bring scholars from round the country, together with Grant Montgomery,  BBC award-winning production designer of heritage dramas such as Sanditon and Peaky Blinders, to discuss the pleasures and dangers of alcohol c.1660-1850. Join us to find out what your choice of drink (and what you drink it from) says about you in the eighteenth century, to hear about pubs and gin bars, and to discover the poetics of drink.
Speakers include: Matt Campbell (York), Joanna de Groot (York), Steve Earnshaw (Sheffield Hallam), Judith Hawley (Royal Holloway), Mark Jenner (York), Emma Major (York), Angela McShane (Welcome Collection), Grant Montgomery (BBC), Gillian Russell (York), Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford) and Jim Watt (York)
Hear three of our speakers on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time talking about the eighteenth-century Gin Craze.
Registration includes tea/coffee breaks, lunch and a gin tasting with Emma Godivala from York Gin
Registration is via Eventbrite. £28 registration fee. £8 registration for University of York staff and students. 

Full programme to follow soon

Images: ©Trustees of the British Museum

Location: K/133, The King's Manor, University of York