Lectures & Panels

Forthcoming events for the Georgian Papers Programme:

Treating Royalty: Conflict, Agency, and the Illness of Princess Amelia

American Society for Eighteenth -Century Studies

22 March 2018

Dr Carolyn Day, associate professor of history at Furman University, South Carolina,  and a King’s College London GPP fellow) will deliver a paper about Princess Amelia at ASECS (American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies) in Orlando, Florida USA on Thursday March 22nd. The paper is scheduled for Session 1: 8:00-9:30 am (eastern standard time) in panel 10 (Health & Disease in the Eighteenth Century, I).


The 2018 Sons of the American Revolution Georgian Papers Programme Lecture: Spain and the American Revolution

Monday 26 March 2018, 6.30 pm

Great Hall, King’s College London, Strand Campus.

Presented by Professor Gabriel Paquette, 2017-18 Sons of the American Revolution Georgian Papers Visiting Professor.

Professor Paquette will lecture on Spain’s role in the American Revolution. He is especially interested in the Anglo-Spanish relationship, and the outbreak of war between these two countries in 1779. George III strenuously sought to prevent long-standing rivalry with Spain from leading to war and he sought in vain to end hostilities at various points. Using the Georgian Papers and other manuscript sources, Paquette traces the evolution of Spain’s relations with Britain during the American Revolution, when the two Powers clashed from Honduras to Gibraltar. What emerges is a portrait of George III’s ‘personal diplomacy’ and British strategic priorities in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Atlantic World more generally.

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Previous Lectures & Events


Friday 16 February 2018, Lives of Letters Project Workshop on Ethical and Intrepretative issues at the University of Manchester.

The GPP made a presentation. For more details, see here.


Historical Association - The voice for history

‘George III as Revealed by the Georgian Papers Programme’. A talk by Professor Arthur Burns, academic director of the Programme, to the Taunton Deane Branch of the Historical Association (10 January 2018)

The Georgian Papers Programme: opportunities and challenges for the history of the eighteenth century in Britain and beyond (Friday, 5 January 2018, roundtable at the 47th British Association for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, ‘Truth and Lies’, St Hugh’s College, Oxford)

Speakers Oliver Walton (Royal Archives/King’s College London), Arthur Burns (King’s College London, Academic Director Georgian Papers Programme), Suzanne Schwarz (University of Worcester), and Andrew Beaumont (Hertford College, Oxford).

The Georgian Papers Programme: A Symposium (1 December 2017, Library of Congress, Washington DC)

Mapping the Georgian world: global power & maps in the reign of George III (9 October 2017, King’s College London)

The Men Who Lost America: a lecture by Professor Andrew O’Shaughnessy (13th February 2017, King’s College London)

‘Washington and the Plow: Agriculture and Leadership in the Age of Revolution’, talk by Dr Bruce Ragsdale (Monday 28 November 2016, 18.00, King’s College London)

Art and Humanities Festival 2016: ‘Just write it, I’ll make it work’: King George III through the eyes of Alan Bennett & Nicholas Hytner, talk followed by film screening of Madness of King George (Monday 10 October 2016, 19.00-22.00)

The Political Day in Georgian London: reflections on a lecture by Professor Amanda Vickery (QMUL), (23 March 2016, King’s College London)