Past events

Institutions as Actors

Friday 1 December 2017

The third workshop of the AHRC-funded 'Institutions of Literatures, 1700-1900' research network

Living in the (Eighteenth Century) Material World: Female Collectors, Enlightenment Education and the Country House

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Postgraduate Forum Lizzie Rogers (University of Hull)

Erasmus Darwin's Speaking Machine

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Alice Rhodes (University of York

How Novels Begin: Some Nineteenth-Century Test-Cases

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Isobel Armstrong (Birkbeck, University of London)

Authentic Dross: Irish Poetry and Song - Moore, Mangan and (Jack) Yeats

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Matthew Campbell (University of York)

Fibres and Fashion in the British Industrial Revolution, 1700-1800

Tuesday 7 November 2017

John Styles (University of Hertfordshire)

Contested Inheritances, 1750-1830

Saturday 28 October 2017

A one-day conference hosted by the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The Reform Debates of 1830-32: A 'Four Nations' Approach

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Postgraduate Forum James Smith (University of York)

Gender and Things in Pope and Austen

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Barbara Benedict (Trinity College)

How Turner Walked to Class

Monday 16 October 2017

Martin Myrone (Tate) Part of the History of Art research seminar series

The Influence of the Epic Genre in Eighteenth-Century History Writing

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Postgraduate Forum Alexandra Anderson (University of Leeds)

So You Want to Submit a Journal Article! Strategies for Navigating Peer Review

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Eugenia Zuroski (McMaster University)

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 6 June 2017

‘The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment’

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 23 May 2017

'Dangerous Spectacles: the Convulsionnaires and the Anti-Philosophical Movement in 1760s Paris'

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 9 May 2017

‘The Magdalens and the Performance of Virtue: Kelly, Sterne and Crebillon’

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 25 April 2017

‘Are you talking to me? Questions of audience in Voltaire’s Letters Concerning the English Nation or Philosophical Letters?’

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Confronting Loss in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Britain

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 14 February 2017

The Army of Joseph II and the Coming of the French Revolutionary Wars

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Adam Budd - Publishing, Patronage, and the Library of Liberty: Andrew Millar and Thomas Hollis in 1765

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Crafting the Past in Sarah Scott's Millenium Hall

Being Citizens 1775-1832

Saturday 3 December 2016

An Interdisciplinary Symposium

'On this Day in 1816': The Bicentenary of Frankenstein's Composition - A public reading of Romantic poetry and prose

Thursday 14 July 2016

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the creation of Frankenstein

Sheridan, theatre and public opinion workshop and conference

Friday 17 June 2016

Join us booing, hissing and clapping at the Theatre Royal Richmond

‘Laurence Sterne's Textual Commerce’

Tuesday 7 June 2016

CECS PG Forum

'Fashion Victim: High Society, Sociability and Suicide'

Tuesday 3 May 2016

CECS research seminar

Inside Empire Looking Out: The view from Dent's veranda

Tuesday 19 April 2016

East India Company, Art and Opium

'Thomas Holcroft’s Diary'

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Amy Garnai (Tel Aviv University)

Difficult Women 1680-1830

Friday 27 November 2015

CECS day conference: Difficult Women

‘The Garden as Plenty: Multi-Sensory Experience and Feminine Craft in the Eighteenth-Century Flower Garden’

Tuesday 24 November 2015

All PG students interested in the 18th century welcome

‘Smell and the Eighteenth-Century 'Perceptual Revolution’'

Tuesday 24 November 2015

All PG students interested in the 18th century welcome

‘The Garden as Plenty: Multi-Sensory Experience and Feminine Craft in the Eighteenth-Century Flower Garden’

Tuesday 17 November 2015

All PG students interested in the 18th century welcome

'The Radicalism of Female Rule in Enlightenment Britain'

Tuesday 10 November 2015

Arianne Chernock (Boston University)

‘Military orientalism and the Soldier-Traveller in Egypt, 1801’

Tuesday 10 November 2015

Free. All PG Students interested in the 18th Century

'Lord Byron's Preposterous Liberalism'

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Clare Tuite (University of Melbourne)

The Yorkshire Election of 1807

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Ted Royle (University of York)

Slavery in Small Things

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Jim Walvin (University of York)

Fifth Anglo-Italian Eighteenth-Century conference

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Anglo-Italian politics in the 18th Century

THREE-DAY CONFERENCE Waterloo: Representation and Memory, 1815-2015

Friday 26 June 2015

3-day International Conference to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

A changing Magna Carta: Past, present and futures

Thursday 11 June 2015

A changing Magna Carta: Past, present and futures

Disseminating Dress: Britain and the Fashion World

Thursday 28 May 2015

Three-day conference on fashion

Waterloo 200 public lecture series

Tuesday 26 May 2015

The fifth of a series of 5 public lectures to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

Waterloo 200 public lecture series

Tuesday 19 May 2015

The fourth in the series of 5 public lectures to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

Waterloo 200 public lecture series

Tuesday 5 May 2015

The third of 5 public lectures to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

Waterloo 200 public lecture series

Tuesday 28 April 2015

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Waterloo 200 Public lecture series

Tuesday 14 April 2015

The first of 5 public lectures to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

Networks of Improvement: British Literary Clubs and Societies 1760-1840

Friday 13 March 2015

Major 18th-century conference on British Literary Clubs and Societies

'The sacred and the profane: European oriental scholars and the interpretations of religious rituals

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Jan Loop (Kent) 'The sacred and the profane: European oriental Scholars and the interpretations of religious rituals

'The Birth of Naval History: Audience and objectivity in 18th-century historical writing'

Tuesday 3 March 2015

James Davey ( National Maritime Museum) 'The Birth of Naval History: Audience and objectivity in 18th-century historical writing'

'Sublime tourism, Neapolitan science and counter-revolution: Vesuvius and Pompeii in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century'

Tuesday 24 February 2015

'Sublime tourism, Neapolitan science and counter-revolution: Vesuvius and Pompeii in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century'

'Travel and family strategy in the late seventeenth century: The Percevals of Co. Cork'

Tuesday 17 February 2015

'Travel and family strategy in the late seventeenth century: The Percevals of Co. Cork'

'A "small invisible man": Putting Nevil Maskelyne on display in Greenwich'

Tuesday 13 January 2015

'A "small invisible man": Putting Nevil Maskelyne on display in Greenwich'

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 25 November 2014

'Pandemonium: soundscapes of radicalism in the Romantic period' All Welcome

CECS Postgraduate Forum

Tuesday 25 November 2014

All students interested in the 18th century welcome

CECS Postgraduate Forum

Tuesday 18 November 2014

All students interested in the 18th Century welcome

CECS Postgraduate Forum

Tuesday 11 November 2014

All students interested in the long 18th century welcome

CECS Postgraduate Forum

Tuesday 4 November 2014

All students interested on the long 18th century welcome

Anglo-Scottish Relations in the Eighteenth Century

Saturday 1 November 2014

CECS Day Conference

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 28 October 2014

'...Women, politics and the 1723 oaths to George I' All Welcome

CECS Postgraduate Forum

Tuesday 28 October 2014

All students interested in the 18th century welcome

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 21 October 2014

'Rethinking Religion in 18th-century Paris', - all welcome

CECS Day Conference

Saturday 28 June 2014

Portraiture: Exchanges, debates and performances 1700-1840. CECS Summer Conference

'Electrick communication everywhere': Order and Chaos in the Arts and Sciences 1740-1840 II

Friday 20 June 2014

The second of a pair of lectures offered by CECS for the Festival of Ideas 2014

‘The Return of the Mummy: Napoleon’s Funeral, History and the July Monarchy’

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Open to all students and staff interested in the long eighteenth century

‘Captain Morris in Full Glee, Or, The Poetics of Conviviality’

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Open to all staff and students interested in the long eighteenth century

CECS Colloquium

Saturday 17 May 2014

CECS Colloquium to celebrate the work of Harriet Guest

‘Rational Marriage and Erotic Love: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Holcroft, and Isabelle de Montolieu's Caroline de Lichtfield’

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Open to all students and staff interested in the long eighteenth century

'The Sea Triumph of Charles II'

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Open to all staff and students interested in the long eighteenth century

CECS Day Conference

Saturday 8 March 2014

CECS Day conference at the King' Manor

Annual Stephen Copley Lecture

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Paper title: 'Border Trouble: Scottish Balladry, Mediality and World Literature'

PG Forum

Tuesday 4 March 2014

'Eighteenth-century Funerary Sculpture', Rebecca Senior, University of York. All PG Students welcome

Michael Eaton and the Good Humour Club

Wednesday 26 February 2014

All welcome.

TBC

Tuesday 25 February 2014

'Painting the Bourgeosie: Chardin and the Domestic Woman',Emma Barker, Art Historian, Open University. All welcome

PG Forum

Tuesday 18 February 2014

'Cook and Scurvy', Duncan Robertson, University of York. All PG students welcome

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 11 February 2014

'Discovering frauds: Corruption, informing and print culture in late 17th and early 18th century England' Natasha Glaisyer, University of York.All Welcome

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 28 January 2014

'Pursuing and Publishing Frances Burney d'Arblay's Journals and Letters, 1768-1840' Peter Sabor, McGill University. All Welcome

PG forum

Tuesday 21 January 2014

'Transpennine Enlightenment: literary and philosophical societies as regional network, 1780-1800' Jennifer Wilkes, University of York. All PG Students Welcome

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 14 January 2014

'Forgetting 1798: the struggle over 'living memory' in Ulster' Guy Beiner, Ben-Gurion University. All Welcome

CECS Research Seminar week 9 Autumn Term 2013

Tuesday 26 November 2013

The speaker this week will be Donald William Stewart from the University of Edinburgh

CECS Research Seminar week 7 Autumn Term

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Professor Mee, University of York, will be giving the paper, 'Thomas Hardy, Politics, Religion, and 'public'discourse in the 1790s'

CECS Day Conference

Saturday 9 November 2013

Sociability and Print Culture

CECS Research Seminar Week 6 Autumn Term

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Greg Dart, from UCL, will be giving the paper 'The Romantic Essay and the City'

CECS Research Seminar Week 4 Autumn Term

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Professor Fiona Stafford, from University of Oxford, will be giving a paper 'Lyrical Ballads and the Poetry of Place'

CECS Research Seminar Week 3 Autumn Term

Tuesday 15 October 2013

James Chandler, University of Chicago, will be the first of our Autumn term speakers

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 30 April 2013

Emma Clery (University of Southampton) "Anna Barbauld's Stoic Politics and The Question of Patriotism"

CECS Day Conference: Medical Matters

Saturday 9 March 2013

All welcome

‘Ulster Truism: Francis Hutcheson and William Hazlitt’

Tuesday 5 March 2013

For staff and students interested in the Eighteenth Century

‘New College, Hackney and the Liberal Dissenting Academies, 1751-96’

Tuesday 19 February 2013

For staff and students interested in the Eighteenth Century

‘New College, Hackney and the Liberal Dissenting Academies, 1751-96’

Tuesday 19 February 2013

For staff and students interested in the Eighteenth Century

‘Domesticating Wonder: Late-Eighteenth-Century Children’s Writing and the Home’

Tuesday 5 February 2013

For staff and students interested in the Eighteenth Century

'John Bull Meets Uncle Sam: British attitudes towards the United States from Independence to the War of 1812'

Tuesday 29 January 2013

For staff and students interested in the Eighteenth Century

Robespierre: Authenticity and Terror in Revolutionary Politics

Tuesday 15 January 2013

For staff and students interested in the Eighteenth Century

Yorkshire Tourism in the Eighteenth Century

Saturday 8 December 2012

All welcome

CECS Postgraduate Forum

Tuesday 20 November 2012

All postgraduates interested in the eighteenth century welcome

CECS Postgraduate Forum

Tuesday 13 November 2012

All postgraduates interested in the eighteenth century welcome

CECS Postgraduate Forum

Tuesday 6 November 2012

All postgraduates interested in the eighteenth century welcome

John Barrell Symposium

Saturday 3 November 2012

A day conference to celebrate John's contribution to the university and to scholarship in the humanities

CECS Postgraduate Forum

Tuesday 23 October 2012

All postgraduates interested in the eighteenth century welcome

Welcome Party

Thursday 11 October 2012

A chance for you to get to know other students and staff at the Centre.

CECS Day Conference at the King's Manor

Saturday 23 June 2012

This day conference brings together academic and curatorial work on the desire to dress fashionably in the eighteenth century.

Landscape and the Local: A Workshop

Saturday 9 June 2012

The workshop pursues an argument between Barrell and Clark...

CECS Day Conference: Cultures of Collection

Saturday 10 March 2012

Convened by Jim Watt, CECS

CECS Autumn Workshop: the Grand Tour in Britain and Ireland

Saturday 3 December 2011

One-day CECS conference

Stephen Copley Annual Lecture

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Professor Nigel Leask (University of Glasgow): ‘”To see oursels as others see us!”: How did Burns read Adam Smith?'

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