King’s College Summer GPP Fellows Announced!

Posted on: July 9th, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

We are delighted to announce the award of the King’s Summer Fellowships in the Georgian Papers Programme for 2019, who emerged from a very strong field of applications. The 2019 fellows take the number of researchers who have held a fellowship of some kind with the Programme over 50 (for a full list, see here),… Read More »

Was George III Really A Tyrant?

Posted on: June 30th, 2019 by Omohundro No Comments

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! Was George III really a tyrant? The answer to that question certainly depends on who you ask. The writers of the Declaration of Independence,… Read More »

Beginning with George: Rick Atkinson’s The British Are Coming

Posted on: May 14th, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

By Karin Wulf and Arthur Burns     Does the American Revolution begin with George III?  In Rick Atkinson’s new book, The British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, the first volume in his planned trilogy on the military history of the Revolution, it does.  It begins, in fact, with the… Read More »

First BSECS/GPP fellow announced

Posted on: May 2nd, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

&   The Georgian Papers Programme and the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies are delighted to announce the recipient of the first BSECS/GPP fellowship. We had a very strong field, making the decision a difficult one, but are delighted to announce that the fellowship has gone to Hillary Burlock, a first-year PhD student at Queen… Read More »

The Dog Blog: Pups in the Georgian Papers

Posted on: April 30th, 2019 by Omohundro No Comments

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! English royals have always loved their dogs. Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis seem to be everywhere, from the 2012 Olympics to the silver screen. But… Read More »

William Knox’s Counterrevolution

Posted on: April 15th, 2019 by Omohundro No Comments

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… Read More »

George IV, Prince of Wales, and the Habits of the Masquerade

Posted on: April 10th, 2019 by Omohundro No Comments

Meg Kobza is a third-year PhD candidate at Newcastle University, where she is working on the social history of the eighteenth-century British masquerade. Her research will shift the paradigm of scholarship on the masquerade away from literary analysis, which depicts the masquerade as a purely carnivalesque and debaucherous entertainment that flouted social distinctions. She argues… Read More »

Cutting, Slicing, Pasting: Royal Female Friendship and Domestic Craft

Posted on: April 6th, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

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… Read More »