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QMCECS Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar Programme 2012-13

October 5, 2012

All are welcome to attend the seminars of the QM Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Queen Mary Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar  2012-2013

Semester One 2012:

Wed 10 October:

Prof Charles Saumarez-Smith (Royal Academy) with Prof Mark Hallett (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art): ‘”The Company of Artists”: On the Origins of the Royal Academy of Arts’

Wed 21 November:

Charles Walton (Yale): ‘The Fall from Eden: The Free-Trade Origins of the French Revolution’

Semester Two 2013:

Wed 30 January:

Prof Malcolm Baker (U California Riverside): ‘Celebrating the Illustrious: Roubiliac, Newton, Handel and Pope’.

Wed 13 February:

Prof John Barrell (QM): ‘“I know where that is”: the place of Edward Pugh’

Wed 27 February:

Prof Naomi Tadmor (Lancaster): ‘The nuclear hardship hypothesis: an eighteenth century case study’

Wed 13 March:

Prof Tony LaVopa (North Carolina): ‘David Hume in Paris: Reading a Friendship’

Wed 27 March:

Prof Susan Manning (Edinburgh):’Becoming a Character’

Time: 5.00-7.00pm

Venue: Seminar Room, Lock-Keepers Cottage Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End, London, E1 4NS

Convenors: Prof Markman Ellis, English (; Prof Colin Jones, History (; Prof Miles Ogborn, Geography (; Prof Barbara Taylor (English and History) Prof Amanda Vickery, History (

[Travel instructions: Central Line or District Line to Mile End. Exit tube station, turn left down Mile End Road, cross Burdett Road, go under the Mile End Green Bridge (a large yellow bridge), over the canal, and the college is on the left. Enter East Gate, and the Lock-Keepers Cottage is the second building on the right].


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