4. Investigating the Archive: The Georgian Papers Programme (Round-table)
Questions about how the constitution of archives has structured scholarship have become central to our understanding of historical inquiry. The Georgian Papers Programme, a collaborative project to digitize,
disseminate, and interpret the papers of the Georgian monarchs at the Royal Archives, both opens a material archive to more researchers and creates a digital archive. This round-table will feature three scholars who have worked in the Georgian Papers, as well as the Academic Director of the project at
Kings College London and the lead for the primary American partners, the Omohundro Institute and William & Mary. The latter will comment on the way the project’s structure aims to encourage a diversity of research, as well as how it helps to illuminate through a case study the power of archival constitution.
Joint chairs and respondents: Karin Wulf, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and Arthur Burns, King’s College London
GPP and the American Revolution Jim Ambuske, University of Virginia School of Law
Uncovering the Invalid in the Archives: Romance, Royalty & Conflict in the Illness of Princess Amelia
Carolyn Day, Furman University
The Slave Trade, Slavery, and Abolition in the Royal Archives, c. 1785-1810 Suzanne Schwarz, University of Worcester
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