BSECS Postgraduate and Early Career Seminar Series 2022

BSECS Postgraduate and Early-Career Scholar Seminar Series 2022

The last Thursday of each month BSECS hosts a seminar specially aimed at postgraduate and early-career researchers. Each seminar consists of two papers presented via Zoom, followed by a discussion.

The seminar is open to all but our aim is to create a relaxed and welcoming community for postgraduate and early-career researchers who wish to present their first paper or try out some new research.


Thursday 24th February – 18:00-19:00 GMT (Please note alternate time)



Samantha Happe, University of Melbourne, ‘Visual Propaganda of Extraordinary Embassies at Versailles during the Reign of Louis XIV’


Phil Winterbottom, IHR University of London, ‘”The present great scarcity of money really puts it out of our power to advance any sum whatever”: Personal Borrowing at London Banks, 1750-1800’


Thursday 31st March – 15:00-16:00 BST



Alessandra De Mulder, University of Antwerp, ‘Smooth silk or dainty damask? Role of cleanliness and indulgence in selling domestic textiles in eighteenth-century London auction advertisements’

Lucas Haasis, University of Oldenburg/National Archives London (Prize Papers Project), ‘A Hamburg Merchant’s Establishment Phase in France 1743-1745’



Thursday 28th April – 15:00-16:00 BST



Madeleine Saidenberg, University of Oxford, ‘Dry Toast and Tea: Political Toasting and Negotiating Empire in the Irish Playhouse’


Helen Dallas, University of Oxford, ‘The Kembles and Mansfield Park: Siblings, Sex, and the Stage’


Sarah Fengler, ‘Biblical Drama for Young Persons in the Long Eighteenth Century: Jean Racine’s Athalie and Hannah More’s David and Goliath’



Thursday 26th May – 15:00-16:00 BST



Katie Aske, Northumbria University, ‘Beauty and the Periodical’


Lucy Haigh, University of Derby, ‘The Self vs The Public: Queen Charlotte and the Eighteenth-Century Political Print’


Thursday 30th June – 15:00-16:00 BST



Samuel Dodson, University of Leeds, ‘”Cressener, George Cressener”: Diplomats as Spies During the Eighteenth Century’


Ellen Stokes, University of Huddersfield, ‘Europe’s central Kapellmeister: Antonio Salieri and musical life in the eighteenth century’


Thursday 28th July – 15:00-16:00 BST



Julia Pohlmann, University of Aberdeen, ‘”And Israel married Judah”: The imagined Jew in Scottish covenanting sermons from 1689 until 1707’

Stephen Turton, University of Cambridge, ‘Glossing the Body: Anne Lister’s Queer Lexicography’


Thursday 25th August – 15:00-16:00 BST



Fahime Serhattı, Middle East Technical University, ‘Why all the Violence? Daniel Defoe’s Crusoe Trilogy and The Fortunate Mistress’

Roslyn Irving, University of Liverpool, ‘Ann Radcliffe’s Eighteenth-Century Engagement with Female Education through The Romance of the Forest’


Thursday 29th September – 15:00-16:00 BST



David Cowan, University of Cambridge, ‘Party identity and ideology at Cambridge University, 1745-1815’


Boaz Berger, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ‘A Tale of Two Petitions: Public Participation and Parliamentary Responsibility from the Gordon Riots to the First Campaign for the Abolition of the Slave Trade’