Past events

Style Wars: Fashioning Hair in Early Modernity

Thursday 22 November 2018

Dr Sue Vincent (York)

Three Eighteenth-Century Lives: Challenges in Biography and Imperial History

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Dr. Kate Fullagar (Macquarie University, Australia)

Women, Accounting, and Intertextuality in Eighteenth-Century England

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Lizzie Spencer (York)

Agency, Resistance, and Popular Protest during the 1819 West Riding Miners' Strike

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Joe Stanley (Sheffield Hallam University)

Peterloo: A Conversation with Jacqueline Riding

Friday 2 November 2018

Dr. Riding will discuss her work in relation to Peterloo in conversation with Prof. Jon Mee

The Theo-aesthetics of the Early British Gothic: Rejoice or Tremble?

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Holly Hirst (Manchester Metropolitan University)

An End to War? Visions of Peace, Perpetual and Otherwise, During the Long Eighteenth Century

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Dr. Andrea Haslanger (University of Sussex)

Rethinking the Genius of Grinling Gibbons

Friday 19 October 2018

The sixth Fairfax House Symposium in Georgian Studies

“In the Blood of Our Brothers.” The Abolition of the Slave Trade in Spain’s Atlantic Empire

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Dr Jesús Sanjurjo (University of York)

Criticism and Truth, on the Epistemology of Literary Studies

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Professor Jonathan Kramnick (Yale University)

Empiricism, Epistolarity and Landscape in Elizabeth Montagu's Correspondence

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Millie Schurch (University of York)

‘Forgive Me Awful Poet:’ The Redemption and Rewriting of Paradise Lost

Thursday 4 October 2018

Professor David Harper (West Point)

Augustus Earle’s Pedestrian Tour in New Zealand: or, Get off the Beach

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Dr. Ingrid Horrocks (Massey University)

Unfortunate Princes: The Stuarts in Exile and the Jacobite Rebellions

Thursday 27 September 2018

Dr Jacqueline Riding (Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London)

Greek Matters

Thursday 19 July 2018

This one-day workshop will consider the intersection of Hellenism and material culture in the early modern world (1400-1800).

The Worlds of Maria Edgeworth: Networks, Influence and Reception

Friday 29 June 2018

CECS is proud to host a conference commemorating Maria Edgeworth 250. Registration closes 15 June!

New Directions in the History of Political Thought, 1500-1800: Dialogues at Disciplinary Thresholds

Thursday 14 June 2018

York Early Career Workshop Department of Politics with sponsorship from CREMS

‘My Dearest Tussy’: Coping with Separation during the Napoleonic Wars

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Elaine Chalus (University of Liverpool)

Laurence Sterne: A sentimental picture

Friday 8 June 2018

Jon Mee, Patrick Wildgust, Nick Thurston and Caleb Klaces

Frankenstein at 200: The science of the novel

Thursday 7 June 2018

Mary Fairclough discusses the science of the novel

Frankenstein: A night at the movies

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Celebrating 200 years of Mary's Shelley's Modern Prometheus

Toleration, Interfaith Marriage, and the Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Alison Conway (University of British Columbia)

The Art of Conversation

Thursday 3 May 2018

Learn from experts Jon Mee and Chloe Wigston Smith about what made conversation tick in the eighteenth century.

Celebrating Women in Print

Tuesday 1 May 2018

CECS Postgraduate forum

Seeing Black Women in Georgian London

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Jennifer Germann (Ithaca College and Fulbright Scholar at University of York)

A Sentimental Journey to the past: Sites of Memory in Maria Graham’s Journal of a Voyage to Brazil

Tuesday 6 March 2018

CECS Postgraduate Forum Lilian Tabois (University of York)

Looking backward at eighteenth-century English pornography

Tuesday 27 February 2018

CECS Research Seminar Kathleen Lubey (St. John's University)

Piranesi in the Valley of Uncanny

Monday 26 February 2018

Department of History of Art Research Seminar Caroline van Eck (University of Cambridge)

Dangerous Eruptions’: Helen Maria Williams, the Terror and Eighteenth-Century Representations of Natural Disaster

Tuesday 20 February 2018

CECS Postgraduate Forum James Lesslie (University of Birkbeck)

Mapping piracy in Defoe

Tuesday 13 February 2018

CECS Research Seminar Manushag Powell (Purdue University)

Pictured Together? Constructions of Gender, Race, & Social Rank in The Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle & Lady Elizabeth Murray

Monday 12 February 2018

Department of History of Art Research Seminar Jennifer Germann (Ithaca College)

William Shield's Favourite Songs, 1775: A Snapshot of Songs, Shows and Subscribers from the Borders to the Humber

Tuesday 6 February 2018

CECS Postgraduate Forum Amelie Addison (University of Leeds)

Authoring the Museum: Mary Hamilton and Bluestocking Antiquarianism

Tuesday 23 January 2018

CECS Postgraduate Forum Maddy Pelling (University of York)

The end of Enlightenment

Tuesday 16 January 2018

CECS Research Seminar Richard Whatmore (University of St Andrews)

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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