Postgraduate Forum



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All welcome.  If you are interested in presenting your research into any aspect of the long eighteenth century, please contact the organisers.

The Postgraduate forum meets on the following dates (4.30pm - King's Manor K/G07)

Spring term 2018

January 23rd – Maddy Pelling, University of York, ‘Authoring the Museum: Mary Hamilton and Bluestocking Antiquarianism’

February 6th – Amelie Addison, University of Leeds, ‘William Shield's Favourite Songs, 1775: A Snapshot of Songs, Shows and Subscribers from the Borders to the Humber’

February 20th – James Lesslie, University of Birkbeck, “‘Dangerous Eruptions’: Helen Maria Williams, the Terror and Eighteenth-Century Representations of Natural Disaster”

March 6th – Lilian Tabois, University of York, “A Sentimental Journey to the past: Sites of Memory in Maria Graham’s Journal of a Voyage to Brazil”

March 13th – Hope Frew-Costa, University of Kent, "That height of contempt as to be Gazetted: Andrew Marvell's printed polemic and the issue of news distribution in the 1670's".






"...postgraduates have used the Forum as the occasion for giving their first papers, taking advantage of the warmly supportive – but constructively critical – nature of the Forum to build their confidence in publicly discussing their work"