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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 »

“What, here? Really?” Finding Native Americans in the Royal Archives

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by Editor No Comments

Harrison Cutler, a third-year undergraduate student in History at King’s College London, reports on his project “Marginalised Indians: Native Americans in British Archives, 1763 to 1795” (supervisor: Dr Angel-Luke O’Donnell), as part of the King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship scheme. “What, here? Really?” – the potential difficulty of finding Georgian sources on Native Americans was encapsulated succinctly… Read More »

Video: Why is the Georgian Papers Programme important?

Posted on: February 16th, 2017 by Editor No Comments

In this short video, academics at King’s College London explain why the Georgian Papers Programme is important for our understanding of history and what most excites them about the documents being digitised for the first time. Featuring Professor Arthur Burns (Department of History), Professor Andrew Lambert (Department of War Studies), and Dr Elizabeth Eger (Department of English).

Author Flora Fraser Named as Mount Vernon’s Georgian Papers Fellow

Posted on: February 13th, 2017 by Editor 1 Comment

[Originally published on the Mount Vernon website, January 24th 2017] The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington is thrilled to announce the selection of prize-winning author and historian Flora Fraser as its second Georgian Papers Fellow. The fellowship, funded by The Amanda and Greg Gregory Family Investment Fund, provides an… Read More »

Launch of Online Portal & BBC Documentary (Press Release)

Posted on: January 28th, 2017 by Editor 1 Comment

Placing the Royal Archives’ substantial Georgian papers collection online, for anyone anywhere in the world to access, marks a transformation in the interest, study and understanding of this crucial period in British and world history. Using 21st century technology to shine new light, colour and context on history, the portal will allow a reappraisal of,… Read More »