Last Thursday of each month, 3-4PM

Sessions take place via Zoom and are aimed specifically at postgraduate and early career researchers.

For any queries, please contact the postgraduate representatives via



30 July 

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Matthew Lee, University of Aberdeen: Resistance, rebellion and the amelioration of slavery in Hector MacNeill’s Memoirs of the Life and Travels of the Late Charles Macpherson Esq.


Tom Little, University of York: “quitting the public road”: Affective Atmospheres in John Thelwall’s The Peripatetic (1793)


27 August

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Anthony Delaney, Newcastle University: Cotqueans: Queer Domesticity in Eighteenth-Century England


Hannah Weaver, University of Edinburgh: Illicit Space and Gender: Reassessing Urban Boundaries in Late Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh


24 September

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Rebekah Andrew, University of Birmingham: ‘O that my Grief were Thoroughly Weighed’: Clarissa’s ‘Meditations’ and Jeremy Taylor’s Holy Living


Jeanette Holt, Kingston University: Marriage – Love or Money? The motives for marriage in Kingston upon Thames 1743 to 1763


29 October, 4-5PM (please note different time)

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Ioannes P. Chountis, University of Athens: Party Politics and the Rhetoric of Opposition in Lord Byron’s Poetry and Speeches


Emily Seitz, University of Birmingham: Perfecting the Poet of Nature: Pope’s Cultivation of Shakespeare


26 November

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Tilman Schreiber, Friedrich Schiller University: Classical avant-garde. Gavin Hamilton and the aesthetics of dilettantism


Keiko Kawano, Kobe University: Oppositions in the viewpoints of Dubos and Cahusac regarding ancient dance