The publication of the Georgian Papers offers a major opportunity to shed new light on numerous aspects of Georgian history. The papers themselves cover a wider range of topics including high politics and diplomacy, agriculture and the military, court life, finances, art, science and the Enlightenment. Fewer than 15 percent of the Georgian Papers had been published prior to the GPP, and scholars have only used a small selection the unpublished documents in their research. Essays about specific documents as well as digital research can be found below.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • Sepia portrait of Queen Charlotte

      A new online exhibition has been mounted, curated by Madeleine Pelling and Karin Wulf, exploring evidence in the Georgian papers for the engagement with history and historical writing of women both from the royal family and the court. Explore it here.

  • 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

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    Peter Walker is a lecturer in History at the University of Wyoming who studies early modern Britain, the British Empire, and the Atlantic World. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 2016 and his MPhil from the University of Oxford in 2010. He held an Omohundro Institute Fellowship for research at Windsor Castle in

  • by Dr Madeleine Pelling (University of York)   For elite and middling women in the eighteenth century, handicrafts including embroidery, decoupage, wood-cutting, turning and spinning were important activities in performing female sociability and manifesting rustic and picturesque ideals. The Georgian Papers Programme has recently digitized a key, though overlooked, album of cut-paper designs created by

  • Queen Caroline, by Jacopo Amigoni

    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! “I am transported, my dear friend to understand that your friend is as much an unbeliever as to the rabbits as I am.” 

  •   On 12 March 2019 the Georgian Papers Programme delivered a seminar in the series run by the Digital History seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in London which was livestreamed on YouTube. Samantha Callaghan, Patricia Methven and Arthur Burns discussed and took questions about the importance of metadata and the plans for developing

  • The GPP project team explores new ways of working and collaboration between archivists, academics in various humanities disciplines and digital humanists in order to maximise opportunities. In this talk, a historian, an archivist and a digital humanist from the project will jointly explore the challenges and opportunities the project presents.