Month: December 2015

Programme for Edinburgh’s Eighteenth-Century Research Seminar Series 2016

Posted on Updated on

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 18.23.10.png

The programme for the University of Edinburgh’s forthcoming Eighteenth-Century Research Seminar Series has just been published on the project’s website. For more details, see here.

All seminars will be held at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (time TBA). All welcome.

Monday 11th January 2016

Martha McGill, University of Edinburgh

‘Women and the Supernatural in Eighteenth-Century Scotland’

Dr Tim Stuart-Buttle, University of Cambridge

‘Hume, Locke…and Cicero? Debating the Moral Consequences of Religion’

    Monday 18th January 2016

Yuanyuan Liu, University of Edinburgh

‘Garden, City and Visuality: The Twenty-Four Views of Yangzhou in Yangzhou huafang lu (1797)

Carlos Portales, University of Edinburgh

‘Unity in Multiplicity towards the Eighteenth-Century: The Objective Formula of Beauty and its Transition to Subjectivity’

Monday 8th February 2016

Jessica Patterson, University of Manchester

‘The East India Company and Asian Despotism: Alexander Dow’s Civil Religion of India’

Dr Sundar Henny, University of Cambridge

‘(In)dependent Thinking: Isaak Iselin and the Scots’

Monday 22nd February 2016

Elisabeth Gernerd, University of Edinburgh

‘“Thrusts her arms into a muff”: The Sensory Position of Silk Muffs’

William Tullett, King’s College London

‘From Womb to Nose: Smell and the Performance of Gender in Eighteenth-Century England’

Monday 29th February 2016

Jonathan Singerton, University of Edinburgh

‘Thomas Jefferson and the Habsburg Monarchy: A Tale of Intrigue and Statecraft, 1783-1787’

Aurore Chéry, University of Lyon 3

‘Redefining the Image of the King of France after the Seven Years War’

Monday 21st March 2016

Kang-Po Chen, University of Edinburgh

‘The Archetypological Antithesis in William Blake’s America: A Prophecy (1793)’

Josh Dight, University of York

‘“Let sound morality, and genuine Christianity be goals from which you commence your political career”: Religion in the Courtroom and Trial of Thomas Muir’

Monday 11th April 2016

Heather Carroll, University of Edinburgh

‘“What a fat nasty B—”: Satirical Prints of Female Political Rivals’

Rosanne Waine, Bath Spa University

‘Eighteenth-Century Sartorial Culture: Politically Dressing the Body and Home’

Monday 25th April 2016

Alastair Noble, University of Edinburgh

‘“The Power of the Highlands”: Rivalries within the Whig Government and the Response to the ’45’

Dr Philip Loft, University College London

‘Making and Judging Law in a Composite State: Scottish Appeals to the House of Lords during the Eighteenth Century’

Monday 9th May 2016

Emily Knight, University of Oxford

‘The Death of a Child: Posthumous Portraits of Children in Eighteenth-Century Britain’

Sarah Burdett, University of York

‘“Weeping Mothers Shall Applaud”: Sarah Yates as Margaret of Anjou on the London Stage, 1797’

Monday 23rd May 2016

Dr Freya Gowrley, University of Edinburgh

‘“To preserve remembrance of having approached it”: Souvenirs at A la Ronde, Devon’

Dr Sally Holloway, Richmond, The American International University in London

‘Manufacturing Romance: The Economy of Courtship in Georgian England’



Storify for Difficult Women in the Long Eighteenth Century

Posted on Updated on

Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 11.11.37.png

See the Storify for Day 1 and Day 2 of the conference Difficult Women in the Long Eighteenth Century here and here.

Week in Review – 4 December

Posted on

Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 10.55.12.png

A slightly belated roundup of CFPs, journal articles, papers, and conferences from the last few weeks.

The Paul Mellon Centre & Yale Centre for British Art have recently launched their open-access, peer-reviewed journal, British Art Studies. Read the first issue here.

The latest issue of the Journal for Maritime Research on ‘Gendering the Maritime World’

Check out Matthew Martin’s fascinating open session on his paper ‘Infinite Bodies: The Baroque, the Counter-reformation Relic and the Body of James II‘. There are 22 days left to comment on a draft of the paper on

The CFP for Material and Sensory Cultures of Religion

The latest issue of the open-access Journal of Art Historiography, (December 2015)

This CFP for Possessed: The Material Culture of Ownership

The CFP for The Great Famine and its Impacts: Visual and Material Culture

See the recently announced programme for the conference Collecting to Exhibit? The Narratives of Art Between Collection and Exhibition

Two doctoral stipends are available for the project Museums and Controversial Collections. Politics and Policies of Heritage -Making in Post-colonial and Post-socialist Contexts. 

See the Table of Contents for ssue 3 of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide.