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  

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.

July 2020

Arthur Burns & Zara Anishanslin discuss the Georgian Papers for the Washington Library, Mount Vernon

14/07/2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

May 2020

Historical Association Annual Conference 2020: 2 presentations by the Georgian Papers Programme [CONFERENCE CANCELLED: RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER

15/05/2020 @ 12:15 pm - 4:45 pm

At the Historical Association Annual Conference, Arthur Burns will talk about George III as revealed by the papers, and then will join Katie Hall in a workshop on using the papers in the classroom. The events are open only to those attending the Historical Association conference. For more details, see here|:

April 2020

The Georgian Papers at the University of Worcester

22/04/2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

University of Worcester, School of Humanities Research Seminar. All welcome! Dr Oliver Walton (Royal Archives) ‘Worcester Source(s)? Exploring the potential of the Georgian Papers in the Royal Archives’ and Professor Suzanne Schwarz (Worcester) ‘Royal Attitudes to the Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries’.    

November 2019

Mental Health and the Georgian World: The ‘Madness’ of George III

05/11/2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

This panel discussion focused on a theme which both has great contemporary relevance in our own day as we begin to discuss mental health issues with a new openness. It is also one on which the Georgian Papers Programme sheds important new light as it makes available in many cases for the first time papers […]

June 2019

American Patriots in England: the 2019 Mount Vernon Lecture: Zara Anishanslin (Univ. of Delaware, USA)

20/06/2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  Lecture Theatre 1, Bush House South Wing, King’s College London Who do we think of when we think of ‘American patriots’ during the American War for Independence? What do we envision them doing to further their political cause? Where do we visualize them doing it? Chances are, most people picture an American white man […]

June 2019

Public Lecture: The Georgian Papers - the Royal Archives and Royal Library relating to the Georgian period, 1714-1837

10/06/2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A talk to the Saffron Walden Museum Society Admission £1 to members, visitors £3.   Professor Burns will introduce this remarkable archive and the project to make them more widely available, and share the latest findings.

March 2019

2019 Sons of the American Revolution GPP Lecture: Professor Katherine Carte (Southern Methodist University, Dallas), 'Royal Religion: King George III and the American Revolution’

21/03/2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Professor Katherine Carté (Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and 2018 Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King’s College London) Royal Religion: King George III and the American Revolution Thursday 21 March 2019 Professor Carté discussed the American war from the perspective of George III’s protestant empire.  George III’s position as a Protestant king shaped […]

March 2019

GPP presentation to Digital History Seminar

12/03/2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Arthur Burns, Samantha Callaghan and Patricia Methven discussed the opportunities and challenges of the Digital Humanities dimensions of the Georgian Papers Programme. To view their presentation, go here. IHR, London

January 2019

Flora Fraser, Georgian Papers Programme Mount Vernon Fellow Lecture: 'In Search of Flora Macdonald’

23/01/2019 @ 5:30 pm

With the welcome aid of a 2018 Mount Vernon Georgian Papers Fellowship, historical biographer Flora Fraser spent two months researching in the Georgian Papers in the Royal Archives and one in the Fred W. Smith Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. Her lecture focuses on her Fellowship research in each place, […]

November 2018

The Madness of George III: National Theatre Live Relay

20/11/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On 20 November 2018 NT Live will be relaying a live performance of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of King George III from Nottingham Playhouse. The broadcast will go to venues across Europe in real time, and then across the world at hours appropriate to the timezone. For more information on venues and times, click here. […]

Ngā Taonga Mokemoke: Indigenous Communities and their Lonely Treasures

20/11/2018 @ All Day

Paper by Samantha Callaghan, King’s College London and GPP team member, which will include discussion of the Georgian papers. To be presented at Memory institutions: uncomfortable pasts and legacies panel at Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities DCDC18 Conference, Birmingham

November 2018

George III as Map Collector: Society of Court Studies Seminar

12/11/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A lecture by Peter Barber (King’s College London), GPP team member.   FREE TO ATTEND: registration for NYU security purposes only at Eventbrite:  

November 2018

"King George in his own words: new findings from the Georgian papers at Windsor Castle": Pre-performance talk at Nottingham Playhouse - The Madness of George III

08/11/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A talk by Professor Arthur Burns

November 2018

The Madness of George III: Nottingham Playhouse

02/11/2018 - 24/11/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A new production of Alan Bennett’s classic play (you can see Bennett and the director of the first production, Sir Nicholas Hytner, discussing it for the Georgian Papers Programme here). Arthur Burns from the Georgian Papers Programme will give a pre-performance talk in Nottingham on 8 November, and the project has been supporting the production. […]

October 2018

North American Conference on British Studies, Providence RI, USA, Georgian papers Panel

28/10/2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Friday, Session 1, , 8:30-10:00 4. Investigating the Archive: The Georgian Papers Programme (Round-table) Narragansett B 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 […]

October 2018

Digital Humanities and Political History

16/10/2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Digital Humanities and Political History (16 October 2018) The Parliaments, Politics and People seminar would like to invite you to a round table discussion on digital humanities and political history, in memory of the History of Parliament’s former director, Valerie Cromwell. Valerie, who founded the parliamentary history seminar at the IHR, was an early enthusiast […]

October 2018

George III as revealed by the Georgian Papers: HA North London Branch, Enfield

09/10/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

September 2018

Editing Eighteenth-Century and Early Modern Texts

04/09/2018 @ All Day

University of Stirling Presentation on teaching editing to undergraduates in the GPP module at King’s College London

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