Sociability in Britain and its Empire, c.1600-c.1850 workshop
1.45pm - 6.20pm, Friday, 09 March 2018
Location: IAS seminar room, Milburn House, University of Warwick
This half-day workshop will explore sociability in Britain across the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, primarily in Britain but a keynote paper by Valérie Capdeville will also explore this in an imperial dimension. Papers will consider both elite and popular ideals and practices, and seek to explore how these differed, and what changed over time. Discussion will also focus on tensions and ambiguities within conventions of sociability or moments when the latter dissolve completely under pressure of disagreement, and also the relationship between sociability and ‘things’.
2pm Plenary session:
3pm Popular sociability:
4pm tea break
4.20pm Tensions and ambiguities:
5.20pm Sociability and things:
Dr Gena Zuroski (McMaster) 'De Quincey's Uncanny Tea Things'
There are 26 places available. Registration is essential. There is a small charge of £10 to cover costs. The workshop is free for students and Early Career Fellows who are unfunded.
This event is part-funded by the HRC