GPP Event announced: Mental Health and the Georgian World: The ‘Madness’ of George III:

Posted on: October 17th, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

On November 5 2019 the Georgian Papers Programme will host a discussion between historians, creative artists and a leading psychiatrist on how the mental illness of George III revealed so strikingly in the Georgian Papers and famously dramatised by Alan Bennett can help us think about mental health today.  The panel comprises Sir Simon Wessely… Read More »

Summer Stargazing: Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal

Posted on: August 17th, 2019 by Omohundro No Comments

By Marie Pellissier, Omohundro Institute Apprentice, William & Mary Welcome back to our Georgian Goodies blog series, where we highlight interesting, timely, or just plain nifty documents from the Georgian Papers Programme! The middle of August is an astronomically interesting time. The Perseid meteor showers are at their peak in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Delta… Read More »

William & Mary Libraries Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Posted on: August 16th, 2019 by Omohundro No Comments

The William & Mary Libraries have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support their work with Transkribus, a handwritten text recognition platform. Currently, library staff and student workers use Transkribus to transcribe materials for the Georgian Papers Programme. Transkribus is a computer program which eliminates the need… Read More »

International Politics by Proxy: The Marriage of Princess Louisa, 1743

Posted on: July 29th, 2019 by Omohundro No Comments

By Marie Pellissier, Omohundro Institute Apprentice, William & Mary Welcome back to our Georgian Goodies blog series, where we highlight interesting, timely, or just plain nifty documents from the Georgian Papers Programme! Princess Louisa (or Louise) of Great Britain was the youngest daughter of George II and Caroline of Ansbach.[1] Born in 1724, she married Prince… Read More »

King’s College Summer GPP Fellows Announced!

Posted on: July 9th, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

We are delighted to announce the award of the King’s Summer Fellowships in the Georgian Papers Programme for 2019, who emerged from a very strong field of applications. The 2019 fellows take the number of researchers who have held a fellowship of some kind with the Programme over 50 (for a full list, see here),… Read More »

Was George III Really A Tyrant?

Posted on: June 30th, 2019 by Omohundro No Comments

By Marie Pellissier, Omohundro Institute Apprentice, William & Mary Welcome back to our Georgian Goodies blog series, where we highlight interesting, timely, or just plain nifty documents from the Georgian Papers Programme! Was George III really a tyrant? The answer to that question certainly depends on who you ask. The writers of the Declaration of Independence,… Read More »

Beginning with George: Rick Atkinson’s The British Are Coming

Posted on: May 14th, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

By Karin Wulf and Arthur Burns     Does the American Revolution begin with George III?  In Rick Atkinson’s new book, The British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, the first volume in his planned trilogy on the military history of the Revolution, it does.  It begins, in fact, with the… Read More »

First BSECS/GPP fellow announced

Posted on: May 2nd, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

&   The Georgian Papers Programme and the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies are delighted to announce the recipient of the first BSECS/GPP fellowship. We had a very strong field, making the decision a difficult one, but are delighted to announce that the fellowship has gone to Hillary Burlock, a first-year PhD student at Queen… Read More »