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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 »

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 »

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 »

King's College Summer GPP Fellows Announced!

George III's coronation portrait by Allan Ramsay

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 »

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

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

&   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 »