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The GPP and Digital Humanities

Posted on: March 15th, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

  On 12 March 2019 the Georgian Papers Programme delivered a seminar in the series run by the Digital History seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in London which was livestreamed on YouTube. Samantha Callaghan, Patricia Methven and Arthur Burns discussed and took questions about the importance of metadata and the plans for developing… Read More »

New Georgian Papers Programme Fellowship Announced

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

At the recent annual conference of the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, it was announced that the Society is joining forces with King’s College London to sponsor a new fellowship in the Georgian Papers Programme which will be awarded for the first time in 2019. The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies fellowship with the… Read More »

Georgian Papers Programme Websites awarded British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Prize for Digital Resources 2019

Posted on: January 11th, 2019 by Arthur Burns No Comments

                          We are delighted to report that at the 48th annual conference of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, held at St Hugh’s College Oxford 4-6 January 2019, it was announced that the Georgian Papers Programme’s websites had been awarded their prestigious prize… Read More »

The 18th Century Materializes on Stage

Posted on: December 20th, 2018 by Arthur Burns No Comments

By Karin Wulf and Arthur Burns There is so much eighteenth century on view in the much acclaimed Nottingham Playhouse staging of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of  George III.  The Georgian Papers Programme had a wonderful opportunity to host lead actor Mark Gatiss at Windsor Castle to view some of the archival materials selected to… Read More »

Introducing William IV: A ‘sailor king’?

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by Arthur Burns No Comments

By Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History, Department of War Studies, King’s College London     Often dismissed as most significant as ‘Victoria’s uncle’, William IV, some of whose papers have now been released as part of the Georgian Papers Programme, in fact played a critical role in stabilizing the monarchy after the extravagance,… Read More »

Important announcement: The Launch of the King’s Friends Network

Posted on: November 10th, 2017 by Arthur Burns No Comments

10 November 2017 sees an important milestone in the evolution of the Georgian Papers Programme with the public launch of The King’s Friends network. The King’s Friends is a free-to-join international community of those whose work stands to benefit from the digitization of the Georgian papers in the Royal Archives, and who in turn can… Read More »

Current research in the Georgian papers: a symposium to take stock, Windsor, 4 September 2017

Posted on: November 9th, 2017 by Arthur Burns No Comments

By Arthur Burns, Academic Director of the Georgian Papers Programme, King’s College London As we launch the second tranche of digitized documents for the Georgian Papers project, this is a good moment to reflect on the progress of academic research related to the project. On 4 September 2017 the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle hosted… Read More »

Reflections on Transcribing the Georgian Papers

Posted on: September 12th, 2017 by Editor No Comments

By Tom Murray, King’s Undergraduate Research Fellow, King’s College London I was introduced to transcription as part of the Georgian Papers Programme (GPP), and as such my transcribing experience is decidedly Georgian. Having transcribed a number of documents for the GPP, however, the value of transcription for historians has become manifest. Admittedly, there remains nothing… Read More »

Gabriel Paquette: 2017 Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor

Posted on: March 1st, 2017 by Editor No Comments

King’s College London is delighted to announce that the 2017 Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Visiting Professor is Gabriel Paquette. Professor Paquette is the second SAR professor to be appointed and he will be joining the programme from Johns Hopkins University. He will be hosted by the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin Americans… Read More »