Events mark 200th anniversary of William Hone's trials
Dr David Taylor has organised two events to mark the 200th anniversary of William Hone's trials for blasphemous libel.
The first is an academic workshop on Saturday 25th November, in Warwick (town) with a panel of speakers covering many aspects of the case, including the role of parody, politics, civil war and the spy system. Further details and registration
The second is a dramatic re-enactment of the Hone trials, at which the audience will have a chance to give their own verdict. This event is part of the Warwick Words festival. Further details and ticket purchase
Birmingham-Warwick C18 Symposium Wednesday 10th May 2017: registration now open
You are invited to register for participation in this year's Symposium, organised by the Eighteenth Century Centres at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick, and hosted this year at Birmingham.
This year the event will also include discussions to consider forming a larger Midlands Eighteenth Century Research Network. It will be principally a workshop with a few keynote talks and plenty of opportunity for group discussion and meeting people. It is free and lunch is included. Full programme
You can register to attend and/or to be kept in touch with future developments here:
Rita Dashwood wins BSECS President's Prize
Rita Dashwood, a PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, working with Dr David Taylor and Dr Tina Lupton, has won this year's President's Prize for best postgraduate paper at the annual conference of the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.
Proposals invited for new monograph series: Studies in the Eighteenth Century
A new monograph series presenting the best current multidisciplinary research on the global eighteenth century will be published by Boydell & Brewer, in association with the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
This major new series aims to bring into fruitful dialogue the different disciplines involved in all aspects of the study of the long eighteenth century (c.1660-1820). It will publish innovative volumes, singly or co-authored, on any topic in history, science, music, literature and the visual arts in any area of the world in the long eighteenth century.
The editors welcome proposals and preliminary enquiries from prospective authors. Please see the full details here for further information.
Dr Charles Walton returns to Warwick
Dr Charles Walton, core member and former Director of the 18th Century Centre, has returned to Warwick after a productive year based in Paris. He received a fellowship from the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies for the academic year 2015-2016 to work on his project From Eden to Terror: Reciprocity, Redistribution and the French Revolution. During this time, he also completed an essay review on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-first Century and an article entitled ‘The Birth of Reciprocity in Eighteenth-century France’. He also began writing a book on the French Revolution for Penguin Books’ revived Pelican series.