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Current Events

EMECC offers a wide range of events across the academic year. We also list some external/non-EMECC events that may also be of interest. Please scroll down or use the links below for further details and to find out what's on:


In this Covid affected 2020-2021 year, our EMECC research Seminars will be running virtually on MS Teams, and have been integrated into the wider programme of History Departmental Research Smeinars here at Warwick. You can find links to upcoming lectures by Professor Joanna Bourke, Dr Lucas Engleman, Professor Dan Healey, and more via the History Department Research Calendar, where you can register to join us.

Work in Progress fora

PLEASE NOTE THAT WiPs in 2020-2021 WILL MEET ONLINE. If you would like to join us or to present a session, please contact Dr Charles Walton charles dot walton at warwick dot ac dot uk, for more information and to join the team.

The Centre's Work in Progress meetings provided an opportunity for postgraduates and staff to discuss new research. The 2020-2021 programme is convened by Charles Walton via Teams. WiPs will take place on Mondays at 1pm to 2pm.

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Reading groups

23 November 2020 - 1pm to 2:30pm - Reading Session: ‘Comparing David Veevers’ The Origins of the British Empire in Asia and Phillips and Sharman’s Outsourcing Empire’. On MS Teams. Click here to join the meeting

25 January 2021 - 2pm to 3pm - Reading session - Stefan Bauer “in conversation with Daniel Woolf, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario” .- “Early modern confessional historiography”.

8 February 2021 - 2pm to 3pm - Negotiating Touch

22 February 2021 - 2pm to 3pm - Mark Philp - “Radical Conduct: Politics, Sociability and Equality in London 1789-1815”.

26 April 2021 - 2pm to 3pm - BUBBLE FEVER: Daniel Defoe and the First Great Stock Market Crash of 1720

A new audio-play by David Fletcher (PhD candidate) based on the works of Daniel Defoe and other sources

A recording of a reading of this play by the actors of The Loft will be made available over the Easter Break. This meeting involves a discussion of the play, led by Mark Knights.

Discussant: Mark Knights

4 May 2021 - 2:00 to 3:00 pm - Martha McGill - ‘Bodies of earth and air: corporeality and spirituality in pre-modern British narratives of the undead’

Discussant: Beat Kümin

Conferences, Symposia and Workshops

7 November 2020 - Eighteenth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research: ‘Remembering the Parish’

For the programme and to register to attend this symposium, organised by Beat Kümin,Register here.

6 & 8 January 2021 - The annual conference of the British Society for Eighteenth-century Studies - “Anniversaries, Jubilees, Commemorations”

They welcome panel proposals from Eighteenth-century Centres throughout the UK and seek to encourage penal proposals involving postgraduates, research fellows and senior faculty members. The deadline to receive proposals is November 30. If you have an idea for a panel theme, please feel free to get in touch with me so that we can coordinate our proposals. For information about BSECS and the conference, please click here.

23 March 2021, 4-5.30 pm - GRP Food Webinar: ‘Food & Drink Cultures Through the Ages’

Panel discussion with Susan Flavin (Trinity College, Dublin), Allen Grieco (Villa I Tatti, Florence) and Peter Scholliers (VUB, Brussel), moderated by Beat Kümin (History, Warwick; GRP 'Food Cultures' lead). Please register here

8 May 2021,10am-6pm - Nineteenth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research: ‘Parish, Power & Politics’

Co-organised by Beat Kümin and Marjolein Schepers. Call for papers & further information here.

20 - 21 May 2021 - Annual two-day Warwick-Birmingham Symposium - ‘Cultures of Economic Justice: Commemorating the fifty-year anniversary of E. P. Thompson’s “The Moral Economy of the English Crowd in the Eighteenth Century”’

To celebrate the fifty-year anniversary of E.P. Thompson’s ‘The Moral Economy of the English Crowd in the Eighteenth Century’, which appeared in Past and Present in 1971, we will hold a workshop with our West Midlands partners on the broad theme of economic justice. We intend to have a mix of formats: panels and roundtables. We will invite participants to present original research or to offer reflections on the ongoing relevance of theme in scholarship today. (We will circulate a Call for Papers and Panels later in Term 1). Postgraduates will be encouraged to participate

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For further information please contact Charles Walton
Charles dot Walton at warwick dot ac dot uk


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