Posts Tagged ‘18th Century’

The Admiral and the Aide-de-Camp

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 by Omohundro 5 Comments

The Revolutionary War Correspondence of Sir Samuel Hood and Jacob de Budé by Jim Ambuske, Ph.D. The portrait of one of the most important British naval officers to serve during the American War for Independence hangs in the Manchester Art Gallery in Manchester, England. The 1783 painting by famed artist Sir Joshua Reynolds depicts Rear… Read More »

Meeting the “humane and gracious sovereign”

Posted on: February 15th, 2017 by Omohundro No Comments

by Cynthia Kierner, Omohundro Institute Georgian Papers Programme Fellow and Professor of History at George Mason University Looking through thousands of Hanoverian manuscripts in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle was an amazing experience that gave me a deeper understanding of the Georgian era. The letters exchanged between George III and Lord North, for instance,… Read More »

The Georgian Papers Programme: Slave Trade, Slavery and Abolition in the Royal Archives, c. 1785–1810

Posted on: January 23rd, 2017 by Omohundro No Comments

The Georgian Papers Programme: Slave Trade, Slavery and Abolition in the Royal Archives, c. 1785–1810[1] by Suzanne Schwarz (University of Worcester) Georgian Papers Programme Fellow, 2016 The award of a Georgian Papers Programme Fellowship, funded by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture in Williamsburg, Virginia, provided an invaluable opportunity to trace how… Read More »

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

Posted on: December 13th, 2016 by geoIII 1 Comment

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 »

Eye Surgery in the Georgian Age

Posted on: November 29th, 2016 by geoIII No Comments

Ayesha Hussain and Anna Maerker, Department of History, King’s College London                 In his old age, King George III suffered from blindness due to cataracts in both eyes.The affliction was movingly documented in portraits from 1820 by artists Charles Turner and Samuel William Reynolds (Figs.1-2). The King’s doctors… Read More »

Garter Day in the Archives

Posted on: November 15th, 2016 by Omohundro No Comments

Today, Georgian Papers Programme fellow Rachel Banke writes about her experience while conducting research in the archives. Applications for the next round of GPP fellowships are due February 20, 2017. Scholars at all levels—graduate students, junior and senior faculty, and independent scholars of all ages—are eligible for the award. Apply here. by Rachel Banke Have… Read More »

KURF Students Visit Royal Archives at Windsor: Treasures of the Round Tower

Posted on: September 9th, 2016 by geoIII No Comments

Dr Anna Maerker, Senior Lecturer in the History of Medicine, King’s College London and a member of the GPP Academic Steering Committee This summer, three undergraduate students from the History Department visited the Royal Archives at Windsor, joined by members of staff Dr Angel-Luke O’Donnell and Dr Anna Maerker. Ayesha Hussain, Harrison Cutler and Lloyd Ross received… Read More »

Research in the Round Tower: Report from Rick Atkinson

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 by Omohundro 1 Comment

by Rick Atkinson I’ve worked in some exotic locations—Mogadishu, Mali, Baghdad, Kazakhstan, Riyadh—but none more evocative than the top of the Round Tower in Windsor Castle, where I spent the month of April 2016, as a Georgian Papers fellow. The researcher’s path to this archive is steep: through the Henry VIII Gate and the Norman… Read More »

The Political Day in Georgian London

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by geoIII No Comments

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 »