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Programme

10.45-11 tea and coffee in OC0.01 Oculus Building

11-12.15 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
  • Angel-Luke O’Donnell (Kings College London) and Oliver Walton (Royal Archives): the Georgian Papers Project
12.15-1.15 TRANSATLANTIC TRAVEL:
  • Sarah Goldsmith (Leicester): ‘Nostalgia, melancholy and elite masculine formation on the eighteenth-century Grand Tour’
  • Sheryllynne Haggerty (Nottingham): ‘Life, Love and Loss in Mid Eighteenth-Century Jamaica’

1.15-2.15 lunch

2.15-2.45 PhD 3 MINUTE 'LIGHTNING' TALKS
  • Rebekah Andrew (Birmingham)
  • Tina Janssen (Warwick)
  • Edward Taylor (Warwick)
2.45-3.15 COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE EDGE
  • Leonard Smith (Birmingham): ‘Voices from the Madhouse, 1675-1810’

3.15 tea break

3.30-4.30 LITERARY FORMS:
  • Joanna Jarvis (Birmingham City): ‘Upstaged by the drama in the audience’
  • Crystal Biggin (Leicester): 'Culture, Communication, and Book Reviews in Clara Reeve’s The Progress of Romance (1785)'

4.30-4.45 Round-up and next steps for the Midlands Eighteenth-Century Research Network

4.45 end

Participants may also be interested in a Global History and Culture Centre event immediately following the Symposium:

5.00 Public Lecture: 'Catholic Geographies of the Global’ by Paula Findlen (Stanford), comment: Susanna Burghartz (Basel), followed by reception.

Location: R0.12 Ramphal building