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Beyond the Coffee House

May 29, 2015

Beyond the Coffee House: Masculinities and Social Spaces in the Long Eighteenth-Century
Friday 5th June 2015
Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS
Francis Bancroft Building, Room 1.02.6

Conference Programme (this event is sold out)

Organized by Elin Jones (QMUL)

9:30am – 10am: Registration and welcome

10am – 11:30am: Work & Professional Identity
● Tom Rusbridge (University of Sheffield) Making Masculinity; Leathercraft and exploded sociability
● Serena Dyer (University of Warwick) Mr Calico and Mr Fribble: Man-Milliners and Gendered Retail Work in England, 1770-1830
● Alice Marples (King’s College London) ‘Polite’ or Profitable? Scientific Identity and Interaction in the Early Eighteenth Century

11:30am – 12pm: Coffee and tea break

12pm- 1:30pm: Urban Space
● Tawny Paul (Northumbria University) Lower-middling masculinity and understandings of ‘public’ in eighteenth-century Edinburgh
● George Boudreau (La Salle University, Philadelphia) A ‘Water-American’ amongst the Guzzling Workmen: Young Benjamin
Franklin and the Culture of Work and Sociability in 1720s London
● Owen Brittan (University of Cambridge) Negotiating Models of Military Sociability: Masculine Norms and Experience, 1688-1714
1:30pm– 2:30pm: Lunch, tea and coffee
2:30pm – 4pm: Sociability
● Tim Wales, James Brown, and Iona Hine (University of Sheffield) Intoxicants, Masculinity, and Clerical Sociability in England, 1680-1740
● Tim Reinke- Williams (University of Northampton) Polite men or libertines? Men’s alehouse sociability in London, 1660-1750
● Valérie Capdeville (Université Paris 13) The Self and Social Construction of the London Clubman, or the Challenge of Masculine Sociability
4pm – 4:45pm: Karen Harvey (University of Sheffield) Mapping Masculinity:
Men, Spaces and History.

4:45pm – 6pm: Wine Reception

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