BSECS GPP fellow for 2020 announced

We are delighted to announce that the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Georgian Papers Programme Fellowship for 2020 has been awarded to Dr Jonathan Taylor. Jonathan recently completed a PhD in English Literature on ‘Calliope Unbound: Culture and the Idea of Epic from the Eighteenth Century to the Present’ at the University of Surrey. He… Read More »

Thoughts on Transcription, Inventories, and Materiality in Understanding Carlton House">You Just Had to Be There?
Thoughts on Transcription, Inventories, and Materiality in Understanding Carlton House

By Ali MacDonald Ali MacDonald is a graduate student and PhD candidate in the History department at William & Mary. Last month I took a day out of my research trip to visit George IV: Art & Spectacle, currently on display at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace (Nov 15, 2019 – May 3, 2020). In a… Read More »

Book now for 2020 Sons of the American Revolution GPP Lecture!

On 17 March 2020 Professor David Armitage (Harvard University), Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King’s College London, will deliver the 2020 Sons of the American Revolution GPP Lecture on the theme of ‘George III and the Law of Nations’. The lecture is a public event free to all.   In his lecture,… Read More »

Commemorating the death of George III: A reflection on the 200th anniversary of his death

By Arthur Burns and Liam Fitzgerald Arthur Burns is professor of Modern British History at King’s College London and academic director of the Georgian Papers Programme Liam Fitzgerald is a 2nd-year PhD candidate at King’s College London working on the British Museum’s collection of prize medals and their role in the popularisation of agricultural improvement… Read More »

The Funerals of George III

By Karin Wulf Karin Wulf is Executive Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Professor at William & Mary, and US Academic Director of the Georgian Papers Programme __________________   He expired at 35 minutes past Eight o’Clock From Frederick, Duke of York   His majesty expired without pain From the… Read More »

Mourning Thomas Jefferson’s Estranged Father

By James P. Ambuske Dr James Ambuske is Digital Historian at the Fred. W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon and a former GPP Fellow _________ On 29 January 1820, Thomas Jefferson’s last king died in Windsor Castle. George III was a shadow of his former self by the… Read More »

Next Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King’s College London announced

We are delighted to be able to announce the Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King’s College London for 2020 as Professor David Hancock of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Director of The Atlantic Studies Initiative. Professor Hancock researches and lectures on the Atlantic World, Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Britain… Read More »

The Madness of George III revisited: reflections on Mental Health in the Georgian World

By Arthur Burns and Karin Wulf Arthur Burns academic director, Georgian Papers Programme, and professor of Modern British History at King’s College London Karin Wulf academic director, Georgian Papers Programme and executive director of the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture and professor of history at William & Mary, USA ___ Despite his… Read More »

The Language of the Seas: Signal Flags in the British Navy

By Sarah Donovan, Omohundro Institute Apprentice, William & Mary Welcome back to our Georgian Goodies blog series, where we highlight interesting, timely, or just plain nifty documents from the Georgian Papers Programme! How did flags help William IV communicate on the open seas? By 1806, William, then the Duke of Clarence, had invested in his… Read More »