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Eighteenth-Century PhD Workshop

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Location: H4.02 (Humanities Building)

Eighteenth-Century PhD workshop

5 June 2008




H. 4.02

   2.30-4.00 pm: New perspectives on Eighteenth-Century Politeness

Chair: Dr Stephane Van Damme


Philippa Hubbard, “Politeness and Eighteenth-Century History Today”

 Readings: Paul Langford, 'The Uses of Eighteenth-Century Politeness', Transactions ofthe RHS 12 (2002): 311-31.***R.H. Sweet, 'Topographies of Politeness', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 12

(2002): 355-74.

Katie Smith, “The Production of Politeness”

Reading: Larry Klein, ‘Politeness and the Interpretation of the British Eighteenth-century’, The Historical Journal, vol. 45, Number 4 (2002), pp. 869-898.

Helen Berry, 'Polite Consumption: Shopping in Eighteenth-Century England', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 12 (2002), pp. 375-394.


Sarah Easterby-Smith, “Politeness and the history of science”

Reading: John Gascoigne, Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment: Useful Knowledge and Polite Culture (1994)


Tea Break

 4.00-5.00 pm: Round-table 

Maxine Berg

Giorgio Riello

Trevor Burnard

Mark Knights


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