On May 22nd 2013 the North West Early Modern Seminar was hosted by the University of Chester for the afternoon.
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.
- 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.
- Misha Ewen (Manchester): Witnessing India: Travel Writing in Mughal India, 1609-1619.
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.
- 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
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