Forthcoming events for the Georgian Papers Programme:
Friday 16 February 2018, Lives of Letters Project Workshop on Ethical and Intrepretative issues at the University of Manchester.
The GPP will be making a presentation. For more details, see here.
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.
For free tickets to attend, visit Eventbrite.
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Previous Lectures & Events
‘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).
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)