Professor Samuel Moyn, professor of law and history at Harvard University, May 2015
With the support of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), the Eighteenth Century Centre was delighted to welcome Samuel Moyn. During his visiting fellowship, he collaborated with the human rights network project (‘Rights, Duties and the Politics of Obligation: Economic and Social Rights in History’) as well as taking part in a workshop on 'Writing the History of Socio-Economic Rights', giving a keynote address 'Croesus' World: Human Rights and the Age of Inequality', having a Q&A session for postgraduate students and meeting IAS Early Career Fellows.
Professor Gillian Russell (Australian National University)- visting IAS Fellow for Thursday 6-9 March 2012,, sponsored by the C18th Centre with the following sessions:
- ‘Botany Bay Theatricals: Theatre History and the Imagining of Australia, 1796-2011’, public lecture, 6 March.
- 'Revolutionary Drama', Colloquium for Warwick staff, PhD students and postdocs in the Wolfson Research Exchange, 8 March.
- 'Romantic Public Cultures' workshop, 9 March.
Professor Steven C A Pincus (Chair, Council on European Studies, Department of History, Yale University, USA) was an IAS Visiting Fellow for a week in February 2011. During his time at Warwick he gave a public lecture on the theme of the 'Origins of the British Empire', a seminar on 'Party Politics, Political Economy and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century', and participated in a workshop about 'Political Economy and Empire'. co-organised with the Trading Eurasia project.
Professor Charles Withers (Professor of Historical Geography, University of Edinburgh), sponsored by Professor Karen O'Brien (English). Professor Withers visited from 3rd to 14th May 2010 with a programme of events, including:
- 7th May 2010, 'Spaces of Knowledge-Making in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries', a workshop at Compton Verney open to all Warwick arts, humanities and sociology postgraduates and postdocs featuring sessions led by Professor Withers, Dr Renaud Morieux (University of Lille), Dr Clare Anderson (Warwick), Dr Rosemarie Dias.
- 13th May 2010, public lecture entitled 'Writing Exploration: Travels into Print c.1780-1850'
Professor Margaret Jacob (distinguished Professor of History, UCLA), sponsored by Professor Jackie Labbe (English). Professor Jacob visited from 28th February to 8th March 2010 with a programme of events and workshops affiliated to this and other research centres.
In June 2007, Professor Ann Smart Martin from the University of Wisconsin visited the Centre to lead a seminar in order to expand the Centre’s expertise in the field of material culture. Professor Martin works in the interdisciplinary mode of material culture analysis. Her current research focuses on how ideas of craft practice and aesthetics can be joined with ideas of consumerism, luxury, and pleasure to look at decorative arts objects in the world of goods.