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2014-15 QMCECS Seminar

September 15, 2014

All are welcome to attend

Queen Mary Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar

2014-15

Semester One
8 Oct: Silvia Sebastiani, ‘Challenging the boundaries of humankind: orangutans in the 1770s British debate on slavery’ (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) [Chair: Barbara Taylor]
22 Oct: Finola O’Kane (University College Dublin) ‘Reversing the Route: Counter-Revolutionary Tours of post-1798 Ireland’ [Chair: John Barrell]
19 Nov: Chris Evans, (University of South Wales), “Guinea rods” and “voyage iron”: metals in the Atlantic slave trade, their European origins and African impacts’ [Chair: Amanda Vickery]
3 Dec: Stephen Daniels (University of Nottingham) ‘Picturing London: John Britton’s topographical imagination 1800-1840’ [Chair: Miles Ogborn]

Semester Two
28 Jan: Nicole Pohl (Oxford Brookes University) ‘Of Balloons and Foreign Worlds: Mary Hamilton’s Utopianism’ [Chair: Markman Ellis]
Cancelled:11 Feb: Rowan Boyson (King’s College London): ‘Materialism and the olfactory imagination’ [Chair: Markman Ellis]
11 Mar: Joint session with IHR C18 Seminar: a panel on exhibiting the 18th century, at Kensington Palace. Chair: Amanda Vickery
25 Mar: Melanie Bigold (University of Cardiff) ‘”The theatre of the book”: marginalia and mise en page in the Cardiff Rare Books Restoration Drama Collection’. [Chair: Tessa Whitehouse]

Time: 5.00-7.00pm.

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

Convenors: Prof Markman Ellis, English (m.ellis@qmul.ac.uk); Prof Colin Jones, History (c.d.h.jones@qmul.ac.uk); Prof Miles Ogborn, Geography (m.j.ogborn@qmul.ac.uk); Prof Amanda Vickery, History (a.vickery@qmul.ac.uk), Prof Barbara Taylor, English and History (b.g.taylor@qmul.ac.uk), Prof John Barrell, English (j.barrell@qmul.ac.uk).

[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].

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