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 »

Transcribe the Medical Papers of George III

Diagram of Timmermans' device

In coordination with Georgian Papers Programme London event Mental Health and the Georgian World,  the GPP transcription site, Transcribe Georgian Papers released three George III medical collections to transcribers. In this post we highlight the three collections, and provide transcription tips – George III medical papers George III’s medical papers primarily cover the Regency era,… Read More »

Be a GPP Transcriber — Transcribe Georgian Papers launches!

Today the Georgian Papers Programme announces the public launch of our transcription website, Transcribe Georgian Papers. transcribegeorgianpapers.wm.edu We welcome all who are interested to become GPP transcribers! It is not necessary to have experience with transcription nor expertise in the Georgian period of history.  Transcribe Georgian Papers is a crowdsource project that seeks digital volunteers… Read More »

GPP Event announced: Mental Health and the Georgian World: The ‘Madness’ of George III:

Mark Gatiss in the Nottingham Playhouse production of The Madness of George III

On November 5 2019 the Georgian Papers Programme will host a discussion between historians, creative artists and a leading psychiatrist on how the mental illness of George III revealed so strikingly in the Georgian Papers and famously dramatised by Alan Bennett can help us think about mental health today.  The panel comprises Sir Simon Wessely… Read More »

Summer Stargazing: Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal

By Marie Pellissier, 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! The middle of August is an astronomically interesting time. The Perseid meteor showers are at their peak in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Delta… Read More »

William & Mary Libraries Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

National Endowment for the Humanities

The William & Mary Libraries have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support their work with Transkribus, a handwritten text recognition platform. Currently, library staff and student workers use Transkribus to transcribe materials for the Georgian Papers Programme. Transkribus is a computer program which eliminates the need… Read More »