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Queen Mary Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar: Semester One 2018-19

September 18, 2018

All welcome: the seminar is open to anyone interested in eighteenth century studies.

Programme Semester One 2018-19

9 October 2018: Rebecca Spang (Indiana University Bloomington) ‘Brothers without Fraternity: Male Siblings and the French Revolution’, [Chair: Barbara Taylor]

23 October 2018: Innes Keighren (RHUL):  ‘The forgotten lives of William Macintosh in the Age of Revolution: from Caribbean planter to traveller in India; from spy in France to exile in Germany’ [Chair: Miles Ogborn]

6 November 2018: Karen Harvey (University of Birmingham), ‘What is a Material History of the Body?’ [Chair: Amanda Vickery]

20 November 2018: Mikael Alm (University of Uppsala/Matariki Fellow at Durham University), ‘Fashioning Difference: Sartorial Practices and Social Order in Late Eighteenth-Century Sweden’ [Chair: Amanda Vickery]

4 December 2018: Anne Thell (National University of Singapore), ‘Resisting the Sovereignty of Sight in Samuel Johnson’s Journey (1775)’ [Chair: Markman Ellis]


Location: Time: 5.00-7.00pm.

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

If you would like to be added to the email distribution list, please email Markman Ellis (

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

[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].


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