Monthly Archives: October 2013

Text and Book in the Age of Swift – One-Day Conference

Text and Book in the Age of Swift
St Peter’s College, Oxford, 23 November 2013

This day conference will celebrate a recent string of important new Swift books and editions, and explore Swift in the context of literary and book-trade contexts.

Speakers include Paddy Bullard (University of Kent); Pat Rogers (University of South Florida); Valerie Rumbold (University of Birmingham); Abigail Williams (University of Oxford). There will be a reception in the evening to mark the launch of Abigail Williams’ Journal to Stella edition.

The closing date for registration is 8th November.

For more information, see the conference poster here.

Call for Papers: “Romantic Locations ” (BARS Early Career & Postgraduate Conference)

“Romantic Locations”
The 2014 Early Career and Postgraduate Conference for the British Association for Romantic Studies
Grasmere, 19-21 March, 2014

The BARS Early Careers and Postgraduate Conference for 2014 invites submissions for 15-minute papers on ‘Romantic Locations’. The conference will broadly be concerned with the roles played by places, spaces and the local in Romantic-period texts and thought. However, delegates are invited to address the theme creatively, reconsidering and challenging traditional interpretations of the importance of location for Romantic-era authors.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15th November 2013.

More information is available on the conference web site.

(6th November) Housing Things: Soane and Watts Gallery

‘Housing Things: Reconstructing the Interiors of the Soane Museum and the Watts Gallery’
Mr Tim Knox (Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge)
Dr Nick Tromans (Curator of the Watts Gallery)

12:00 – 14:00, 6th November 2013
CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor.

The talk is part of the CRASSH seminar series, ‘Things: Comparing Material Cultures 1500-1900’. For more information please visit the CRASSH web site.

History of Material Texts Seminar

The Michaelmas timetable for the English Faculty’s Seminar in the History of Material Texts is now available. Ruth Abbott’s talk on George Eliot’s Poetry Notebook may be of particular interest to members of the Research Group.

Talks are in room SR-24 in the English Faculty, on Thursdays at 5.30pm.

Michaelmas Term 2013
17th October: ‘”The Margent Profitable”: The Marginal Note in the Early Modern Bible’. Alison Knight (CRASSH/Emmanuel)
31st October: ‘Palm-leaf, Paper, Digital Dharma: Exploring the Materiality of Tibetan Buddhist Texts and their Transformations’. Hildegard Diemberger and Stephen Hugh-Jones (Social Anthropology, Cambridge)
14th November: ‘George Eliot’s Poetry Notebook’. Ruth Abbott (English, Cambridge)

The Eighteenth-Century Seminar: Michaelmas Programme

The Eighteenth-Century Seminar is a post-graduate seminar, sponsored by the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge.

Michaelmas Term 2013

22nd October: ‘Le roi historien: Frederick the Great and the writing of history’
Christopher Clark, University of Cambridge

The seminar meets on Tuesdays at 5pm, in the Harrods Room on the second floor of the Queen’s Building at Emmanuel College.

Future Events
4th February: ‘Sciences of the city in the eighteenth century’
Stéphane Van Damme and William Cavert
4th March: ‘Revolution and counter-revolution in the Indian and Pacific Oceans’
Sujit Sivasundaram
6th May: ‘What was ‘Industry’ in the eighteenth century?’
Maxine Berg and Liliane Hilaire-Perez