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QMCECS Seminar: 3 Feb 2016: Matthew McCormack

January 20, 2016

Queen Mary Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar 2015-2016

3 February 2016

Matthew McCormack
(University of Northampton):

Tall histories: height and Georgian masculinities

Chair: Amanda Vickery

Matthew McCormack is a Senior Lecturer in the History Department at the University of Northampton. His research focuses upon the wider relationship of masculinity to the ‘public’ world in modern Britain, and on the cultural history of war. His most recent book, on the cultural history of the militia in Georgian England was published in 2015 by OUP (Embodying the Militia in Georgian England). His first book, The Independent Man (2005) explored the ways in which political and personal freedom were conceived of in terms of ‘manly independence’, particularly in relation to the vote.


Time: 5.00-7.00pm.

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

Please forward this invitation to any interested people. The seminar is open to all.


Convenors: Prof Markman Ellis, English (; Prof Colin Jones, History (; Prof Miles Ogborn, Geography (; Prof Amanda Vickery, History (, Prof Barbara Taylor, English and 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. The Lock-Keeper’s Cottage is the third building on the right].

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenny Dyer permalink
    February 1, 2016 9:47 pm

    I would simply like to be on your mailing list for QMCECS lecture

    • markmanellis permalink*
      February 3, 2016 8:57 am

      Jenny: no problem, but I’ll need your email address for that. Send it to me at

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