The Georgian Papers Programme: A Symposium at the Library of Congress

Friday, 1 December 2017, 2 pm

Library of Congress, 10 First Street, SE, Washington DC, USA.

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress partnered with the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and King’s College London to host the symposium and support the study of the collection of King George III through the Georgian Papers Programme.

Featured:

  • Arthur Burns, academic director of the Georgian Papers Programme and professor of modern British history at King’s College London
  • Karin Wulf, director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and professor of history at the College of William & Mary; the Omohundro Institute and William & Mary are the primary U.S. partners in the Georgian Papers Programme
  • Andrew O’Shaughnessy, vice president at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and professor of history at the University of Virginia
  • Jim Ambuske, the Farmer Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia School of Law library.

Following the symposium, there was a small display of items from the Library’s British Cartoon Prints Collection, which includes caricatures highlighting British political life, society and tensions with the colonies.

The symposium was held in the Thomas Jefferson Building, Room 119, located at 10 First St. SE, Washington, D.C.