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Queen Mary Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar: Semester One 2017-18

September 11, 2017

Programme for the Queen Mary Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar in Semester One 2017-18. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday 3rd Oct 2017:

Soile Ylivuori (Marie Curie Fellow, QMUL), ‘Fashioning personas: racialised national identity and performative behaviour in eighteenth-century England’ [Chair: Markman Ellis]

Tuesday 17th Oct 2017:

Jessica Patterson (QMUL): ‘Mughals, Maharajas and the East India Company: Col. Alexander Dow’s (1735-1779) assessment of Religion and Empire’ [Chair: Miles Ogborn]

Tuesday 14th Nov 2017:

Alice Dolan (QMUL): ‘Touching Linen: Textiles, Emotion and Bodily Intimacy in England c. 1708-1818’ [Chair: Miles Ogborn]

Tuesday 12th Dec 2017:

Peter de Bolla (Cambridge): ‘Distributional Concept Analysis’ (joint meeting with the Digital Initiatives Network). This presentation of the Concept Lab’s work and methodology will be of interest to Digital Humanities scholars and those working on eighteenth-century topics.

Coming in semester two:

Jean-Jacques Courtine (Sorbonne and Auckland); Sarah Easterby-Smith (St Andrews); Mark Philp (Warwick); Hilary Davidson (Sydney); Innes Keighren (RHUL); Suvir Kaul (Penn)


Location: 5.00-7.00pm.  Seminar Room, Lock-Keeper’s Cottage Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End, London, E1 4NS.

Travel instructions: take the Central Line or District Line to Mile End. Exit the tube station, turn left down Mile End Road, crossing the Burdett Road/Grove Road intersection, passing under the Mile End Green Bridge and over the canal, to the campus entrance at Westfield Way. The Lock-Keeper’s Cottage is the third building on the right



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

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