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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GEORGIAN PAPERS FELLOW ANNOUNCED

Posted on: May 30th, 2018 by Arthur Burns No Comments

The Library of Congress has announced the appointment of its Georgian Papers Fellowship. It has been awarded to Dr Nicola Phillips of Royal Holloway, University of London, where she is Co- Director of the Bedford Centre for the History of Women and Gender and is the editor/creator of the Bedford Centre Blog  Following her first… Read More »

Workshop Reflections: Early Modern Collection Catalogues, British Museum

Posted on: March 26th, 2018 by geoIII No Comments

Samantha Callaghan, Metadata Analyst, King’s Digital Laboratory Early Modern Collection Catalogues: Open Questions, Digital Approaches, Future Directions was a workshop held at the British Museum, 15-16 February 2018, and intended to outline and discuss some of the issues that the Enlightenment Architectures: Sir Hans Sloane’s Catalogues of his Collection research team had encountered during their… Read More »

The commonplace books of Lady Augusta Murray

Posted on: February 19th, 2018 by Arthur Burns No Comments

Dr Jane Mycock explores the significance of Lady Augusta Murray’s commonplace books, one of the new tranche of Georgian papers released to the public in February 2018. Augusta married Prince Augustus Frederick, George III’s sixth son, in 1793 in defiance of the Royal Marriage Act of 1772 which required that the monarch agree to all… Read More »

Mapping the Georgian World: video now available!

Posted on: February 17th, 2018 by Arthur Burns No Comments

We are delighted to announce that you can now watch a video-recording of the richly-illustrated event on ‘Mapping the Georgian World – Maps and Power in the reign of George III’ which was delivered to an enthusiastic audience at the 2017 Arts and Humanities Festival at King’s College London on 9 October 2017. The main… Read More »

Gender and the Georgian Papers

Posted on: February 5th, 2018 by geoIII No Comments

Samantha Callaghan, Metadata Analyst, King’s Digital Laboratory What information do we need to know about someone so that we are easily able to tell them apart from someone else if they were described to us? Name, age, where they were born? If both people have the same name, for example, J. Smith, and suppose they… Read More »

‘Farmer George’? Notes on Agriculture

Posted on: February 1st, 2018 by geoIII

James Fisher, PhD candidate, History Department, King’s College London Background During his reign King George III acquired the nickname of “Farmer George”, in part due to his agricultural interests and in part as a playful pun – a nod toward nominative determinism given that the name George derived from the Greek word geōrgos (γεωργός) meaning… Read More »

New Georgian Papers Fellowship at Library of Congress: Apply Now!

Posted on: January 19th, 2018 by Arthur Burns No Comments

The John W. Kluge Centre at the Library of Congress in Washington DC has announced a new fellowship in association with the Georgian Papers Programme. The fellowship is open to independent scholars and writers, doctoral students, and college and university faculty in all disciplines. Each Georgian Papers Fellow will receive $8,000 from the Kluge Center… Read More »

‘The Improvements of George Washington: Agriculture and Slavery in a Transatlantic Context’ A Lecture by Bruce Ragsdale

Posted on: December 1st, 2017 by geoIII

By Dr Angel Luke O’Donnell, Academic Liaison for the Georgian Papers Programme, and Teaching Fellow in North American History, King’s College London. On 28th November 2016, Bruce Ragsdale, the 2016 Mount Vernon Ladies Association Fellow, delivered a paper entitled ‘The Improvements of George Washington: Agriculture and Slavery in a Transatlantic Context’. The lecture was hosted by the Georgian… Read More »

New Exhibition on Georgian Papers Programme on display at King’s College London

Posted on: December 1st, 2016 by geoIII No Comments

A new exhibition based on research undertaken on Georgian papers at the Royal Archives by King’s academic staff and students is now open to the public. The exhibition stems from work initially conducted as part of the King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship scheme, in which students worked with King’s academics on a research project. The theme of… Read More »

Medicine and the Georgian Navy

Posted on: November 11th, 2016 by geoIII 1 Comment

Ayesha Hussain and Anna Maerker, Department of History, King’s College London The long sea voyages of the Georgian period took their toll on the health of sailors. Most dreaded of all was scurvy, a disease caused by Vitamin C deficiency. On a naval voyage to the South Seas under Captain George Anson in the 1740s,… Read More »