September 2022

Beckenham and Bromley Branch of the Historical Association: 'The "Madness" of George III Revisited

15/09/2022 @ 7:45 pm

A talk by Professor Arthur Burns. The talk will be delivered on zoom. Members of the Central London branch of the HA will be able to attend on zoom. Entry to meetings is free for HA members and £2 for visitors.  

September 2022

Norfolk Club: The Madness of George III Revisited. A talk by Arthur Burns

08/09/2022 @ 11:30 am

A talk to the History Group at the Norfolk Club. Members only

September 2022

Identity, Imagination and George IV in Edinburgh, 1822

01/09/2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Identity, Imagination and George IV in Edinburgh, 1822 public lecture, 1 september 2022 Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841), The Honours of Scotland Being Shown to George IV, 1822, watercolour and pencil on paper, National Galleries of Scotland. George IV’s visit to Edinburgh in August 1822 has received a remarkably consistent interpretation by historians. It […]

August 2022

Then I play'd upon a Harpsichord: a Musical Evening with Queen Charlotte

20/08/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An immersive experience Join Ensemble Hesperi for a musical evening celebrating Queen Charlotte of England, wife of George III, and her deep love of music. Arrive at our unique Georgian venue, Six, Fitzroy Square, and settle in for an informal evening of the sort Queen Charlotte loved to organise for her family and friends. While […]

June 2022

Lucy Worsley Investigates: The Madness of George III

17/06/2022 - 18/06/2022 @ 11:05 pm - 12:05 am

Repeat showing of the BBC documentary, eaturing GPP Academic Director Arthur Burns and Sir Simon Wessely, and drawing on much research conducted by the project. Arthur Burns was historical advisor. Also available on BBC player to stream from 1 June. To be shown on BBC 2.

June 2022

Lucy Worsley Investigates: The Madness of George III

14/06/2022 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The UK showing of the BBC documentary, then to be on I-Player, featuring GPP Academic Director Arthur Burns and Sir Simon Wessely, and drawing on much research conducted by the project. Arthur Burns was historical advisor. Also available on BBC player to stream from 1 June. To be shown on BBC 2.

May 2022

Eight Songs for a Mad King by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

27/05/2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A rare performance of Maxwell Davies’s landmark work of 1969, paired with Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. Professor Arthur Burns will introduce the performance by talking about the piece’s genesis, its relationship to other representations of George III’s illness, and how it relates to current understanding of his affliction. For tickets see https://www.kclsu.org/ents/event/11123/ .  

May 2022

GPP Coffee Break: Mary Jannet Leith Then I play’d upon the Harpsichord’: Music in the Private Lives of George III and Queen Charlotte

24/05/2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Georgian Papers Programme scholar Angel-Luke O’Donnell for an online version of the popular GPP Coffee Break series at King’s College London. Join us on May 24, 2022, at 3:00 pm GST (10:00 am ET) for a presentation by Georgian Papers Programme Fellow Mary-Jannet Leith (University of Southampton) titled “‘Then I play’d upon the Harpsichord’: Music […]

May 2022

The Madness of George III: Lucy Worsley Investigates

22/05/2022 @ 12:00 am

Screened on PBS in the US. This documentary which draws on the work of the Georgian Papers Programme also features Arthur Burns and Sir Simon Wessely from the Programme team discussing aspects of George’s illness with Lucy Worsley, as well as many documents digitized by the Programme. Time to be announced

May 2022

GPP Coffee Break - Natalee Garrett on Queen Charlotte: Family, Duty, Scandal

12/05/2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on May 12, 2022, at 3:00 pm GST (10:00 am ET) for a presentation by Georgian Papers Programme fellow Natalee Garrett (University of St. Andrews) titled “Queen Charlotte: Family, Duty, Scandal.” Dr. Garrett is working on a biography of Queen Charlotte which aims to place her in a wider context of queenship in […]

April 2022

Royal Attitudes to the Atlantic Slave Trade and Abolition in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

28/04/2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A lecture to the Bath branch of the Historical Association, drawing on Professor Suzanne Schwarz’s work as GPP fellow. How to book: Booking unnecessary Price: Free to HA members. Visitors £3. Tel: 01225 812945 Email: mikeshort20@btinternet.com Website: www.historybath.org

March 2022

GPP Coffee Break - Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell

04/03/2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A presentation by award-winning fashion historian, curator, and journalist Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell titled “‘High Heads’: Hair, Politics, and Power at the Georgian Court.” In the late Georgian period, elaborate headdresses—constructed at great expense over periods of hours—played a critical role in court etiquette and female self-expression as well as fashion. My research examines the life and […]

January 2022

GPP Coffee Break - John McCurdy

21/01/2022 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

On January 21, 2022, at 3:30 pm GST (10:30 am EST) a presentation by John McCurdy (Eastern Michigan University) as he outlines the connections between manhood and military service in Georgian Britain and colonial America in a talk titled “Martial Manhood in the Anglo Atlantic.” McCurdy states, “We know that warfare is critical to constructions […]

June 2021

Global Georgians: Transnational Interactions with the British Monarchy

08/06/2021 @ 12:00 am

On 8 June 2021, the Georgian Papers Programme (GPP) hosted a roundtable discussion about transnational interactions between the British monarchy and leader and peoples from around the globe. This event built on David Armitage’s time as the 2019 Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King’s College London. During his time with the GPP, […]

May 2021

Exploring the Essays in the Georgian Papers with Jenny Buckley

18/05/2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This event will begin at 4:30 pm (16:30) London time, 11:30 am New York time. REGISTER HERE The Georgian Papers Programme (GPP) will run two public workshops in April and May 2021. The workshops will highlight the work of two researchers who joined the programme as part of the White Rose College of Arts and […]

April 2021

Exploring the Inventories in the Georgian Papers with Holly Day

20/04/2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This event will begin at 4:30 pm (16:30) London time, 11:30 am New York time. REGISTER HERE The Georgian Papers Programme (GPP) will run two public workshops in April and May 2021. The workshops will highlight the work of two researchers who joined the programme as part of the White Rose College of Arts and […]

January 2021

Queen Charlotte and Transatlantic Women's Intellectual Networks

25/01/2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn more about Queen Charlotte and the network of intellectual women of which she was a part.

December 2020

George III and the Law of Nations: The Sons of the American Revolution Annual Lecture 2020, King’s College London

16/12/2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

      A live online lecture by David Armitage (Harvard University), Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King’s College London   16 December 2020, live on Zoom at 17.00 GMT /12 pm EST     This lecture examines how George III, from his early years as Prince of Wales in the 1750s […]

November 2020

Reassessing the ‘Mad’ King: George III as revealed in the Georgian Papers at Windsor Castle

02/11/2020 - 14/11/2020 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 pm

An introduction to the Georgian Papers and the light they shed on George III. Part of the programme for the Historical Association Virtual Conference 2020. Presentation available to delegates from 2 November; live Q&A Saturday 14 November 2-3 pm. For more details see https://www.haconference.com/about-the-virtual-conference/  

October 2020

George III as revealed in the Georgian Papers

15/10/2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A lecture by Arthur Burns to the Canterbury branch of the Historical Association. An introduction to the Georgian Papers and the light they shed on George III.Location /online to be confirmed.

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