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Past EMECC events (2021-22)

Please find listed below the forthcoming events and activities of the Early Modern and Eighteenth Century Centre in 2021-2022, for which a calendar view is also available.



Tues 19 Oct 2021, 4-5 pm

Welcome and Introductions (online)


Wednesday 27 October 2021, 4:30 - 6pm

History Research Seminar (online)

Darrin McMahon (Dartmouth), ‘Equality and the Horizon of Humanity’

Discussant: Aditya Sarkar


Thursday, 21 October 2021, 4:30pm - 6 pm (UK time)

Beat Kümin (Warwick), 'Rural Subjects? Governance, Participation and Self-Representation in Imperial Villages': online talk in a lecture series on 'Urban Governance and Civic Participation in Words and Stone’, co-convened by Birkbeck, Central European University & Erfurt.

For programme details and - mandatory but free - registration, click hereLink opens in a new window.


Tuesday 2 November 2021, 4pm - 5pm


Aysu Dincer-Hadjianastasis: Fragrant Diplomacy': Diplomatic Exchanges and the Circulation of Aromatics in the Late Medieval Mediterranean (pre-circulated)

Discussant: Luca Molà (online)

Join MS Teams meeting


Tuesday 16 November 2021, 4pm - 5pm

Work-in-Progress (online)

Simon MacDonald (UCL): 'The "English Wallet" Spy Scare (1793)'

Discussant: Mark Knights


Thursday 18 November 2021, 5pm – 6:30pm

Public Impact postgraduate training session

Mark Knights (Warwick) and Kate Smith (Birmingham)

Jointly with the University of Birmingham 


Wednesday 24 November 2021, 4:30-6pm

History Research Seminar (Online)

Sudhir Hazareesingh (Oxford): ‘Republican fraternity in action: Toussaint Louverture and the Saint-Domingue revolution’

Discussant: Dexnell Peters


Tuesday 30 November 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm

Readings on Historical ChangeLink opens in a new window (Online)

Jointly with GHCC 


Tuesday 7 December 2021, 4 pm-5:30pm

Holiday gathering – in person on campus! Location tba.


Friday, 10 December 2021, 7-10.30 pm

St John the Baptist church, Berkswell near Coventry - Celebratory 'church ale' featuring quality beers and conviviality co-organized by Warwick's Food GRP, the My-Parish Network and the Spirit of Berkswell project as part of the Resonate Festival's 'Feast' theme for Coventry City of Culture.

ALL WELCOME - for details and tickets, click here.Link opens in a new window


Saturday, 11 December 2021, 10 am - 3.30 pm

St John Baptist Church, Berkswell (near Coventry) - Public 'Feast Food Fair' with celebratory dishes / beverages from different cultures and a series of food / drink presentations and related attractions. Co-organized by Warwick's Food GRP, the My-Parish Network and the Spirit of Berkswell project as part of the Resonate Festival's 'Feast' theme for Coventry City of Culture.
ALL WELCOME - for further details please, click hereLink opens in a new window.
Term 2

Monday, 24 January, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Colin Jones, book release event: The Fall of Robespierre: 24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris

 jointly with IHR Modern French History Seminar.

REGISTER HERE (reg page coming soon).


Tuesday, 08 February, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Poppy Freeman-Cuerden (University of Birmingham): 'Women’s Work with Animals in Rural England, 1600-1750'


Wednesday, 09 February, 4:30 - 6:00 pm (History Research Seminar)

Sophia Rosenfield (University of Pennsylvania), 'Does "Choice" Have a History?' (pre-circulated paper)

Chair: Naomi Pullin

Discussant: Claudia Stein


Monday, 21 February (time tba)

The Magical Source: Light-bulb Moments in Research

For PGT's and PGR's, held jointly with the University of Birmingham

with Karen Harvey, Ben Jackson, Naomi Pullin, Charles Walton



Tuesday, 22 February, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Reading Session: Networks



Wednesday, 16 March, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Ben Marsh (Kent), 'Dirt Eating, Race, and Circulating Bodies in the Eighteenth-Century American South' (pre-circulated)

Chair: Tim Lockley

Discussant: Liana Valerio


Saturday, 7 May 2022, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

University of Warwick Central Campus
'Writing the Parish' - Twentieth Anniversary Warwick Symposium on Parish Research.
A call for papers and registration details will be published hereLink opens in a new window.