Events

Video available for ‘Just Write It, I’ll Make It Work’: King George III Through The Eyes Of Alan Bennett & Nicholas Hytner, 10 October 2016

The opening event of 2016’s Arts & Humanities Festival can now be viewed on YouTube. In the talk chaired by Professor Alan Read, Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner discuss researching archives to write The Madness of King George III, the challenges of translating an acclaimed stage show to a multi-award winning film, and how they… Read More »

New Exhibition on Georgian Papers Programme on display at King's College London

A new exhibition based on research undertaken on Georgian papers at the Royal Archives by King’s academic staff and students is now open to the public. The exhibition stems from work initially conducted as part of the King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship scheme, in which students worked with King’s academics on a research project. The theme of… Read More »

The Madness of Historians: An evening with The Madness of King George

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By James Fisher James is researching his PhD on the relation between agricultural books, knowledge & labour in eighteenth-century Britain, at King’s College London. He also works as the Academic Administrator, Georgian Papers Programme.   The mental illness of King George III and corresponding political crisis of 1788-89 was “a gift”, said the playwright Alan Bennett, speaking… Read More »

A Georgian Autumn: Events Oct-Dec 2016

We have recently updated our calendar of events of upcoming seminars, lectures, conferences, performances and exhibitions relating to 18th century history. Conference themes this autumn include the ceremonies of courts and states, the “first impressions” created by faces, clothes and bodies, the role of printers as agents of protest, displays of art in country houses,… Read More »

'Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the Indo-Pacific World': Announcement of AHRC-funded Network Project and Call for Papers

Announcement of Joseph Banks AHRC-funded Network Project   The National Maritime Museum (NMM), together with University College London (UCL), the Royal Society, the National Portrait Gallery  (NPG) and other project partners, is delighted to have been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council Network Grant on ‘Joseph Banks, Science, Culture and the Remaking of the… Read More »

A book launch and lecture of ‘Crusoe’s Island: A Rich and Curious History of Pirates, Castaways and Madness’ (Faber & Faber, September 2016)

From acclaimed naval historian Andrew Lambert, Crusoe’s Island charts the curious relationship between the British and an island on the other side of the world: Robinson Crusoe, in the South Pacific. The tiny island assumed a remarkable position in British culture, most famously in Daniel Defoe’s novel. Andrew Lambert reveals the truth behind the legend… Read More »

The Political Day in Georgian London

The Political Day in Georgian London: reflections on a lecture by Professor Amanda Vickery (QMUL), co-hosted by the Centre for Enlightenment Studies and the Georgian Papers Programme                               by Angela Lee (MA 18th Century Studies) Speaking to a packed auditorium on the 23rd… Read More »