North West Early Modern Seminar: University of Chester.

On May 22nd 2013 the North West Early Modern Seminar was hosted by the University of Chester for the afternoon.

'speed-daters'

‘speed-daters’

The afternoon started with tea and biscuits before the five ‘speed-daters’ presented short introductions to their research:

  • Jenny Spinks (Manchester): Prodigious Histories: Wonder Books in Early Modern Northern Europe.
Jenny Spinks

Jenny Spinks

  • Siobhan Talbott (Manchester): ‘By the Treaty of Union their whole trade would be ruin’d’: British Commercial Dynamics, 1603-1713.
  • Catherine Marshall (Sheffield): Scolding, Gossip and Slander in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Legal Testimonies.
  • Hannah Robb (Manchester): The Charitable Gift in Seventeenth-Century England.
Hannah Robb: 'Remember the Poor'

Hannah Robb: ‘Remember the Poor’

  • Misha Ewen (Manchester): Witnessing India: Travel Writing in Mughal India, 1609-1619.
Misha Ewen

Misha Ewen

We took a break to refresh ourselves at the buffet which was very kindly provided by the university, before continuing with the 20-minute papers: 

  • Phillip Sargeant (Liverpool): The Administration of Sir Robert Walpole: 1721-1742.
Phil Sargeant

Phil Sargeant

  • Natalie Zacek (Manchester): ‘The Planter’s Portrait’: The Metropolitan and the Creole in Eighteenth-Century Britain.

Afterwards we went on to a riverside pub in the city of Chester to enjoy the May sunshine and continue discussions.

For the next academic year 2013/14 the following universities have volunteered to host the North West Early Modern Seminar:

Seminar 1 (Autumn 2013): University of Lancaster

Seminar 2 (Easter 2014): University of Liverpool

Seminar 3 (Summer 2014): University of Keele

If you would like further information about future seminars or would like to present a paper, please email secretary.nwseminar@gmail.com

Remember that you can also follow the NWEMS on Twitter @NWSeminar

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