Maynooth University and the Irish Georgian Societyare partnering to deliver a live online symposium, ‘Speculative Minds: Commerce, Experiment, Innovation & the Arts in Georgian Ireland‘ on Thursday 27th May 2021. The symposium has been convened by Dr Toby Barnard, Emeritus Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford University and Dr Alison FitzGerald, Associate Professor, Maynooth University.
A 20% discount for Amanda Goodrich’s new book, Henry Redhead Yorke, Colonial Radical Politics and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1772-1813 (Routledge, 2019) is now available.
This is the first biography of Henry Redhead Yorke, a West Indian of African/British descent. Born into a slave society in Barbuda but educated in Georgian England, he developed a complex identity to which politics was key. Yorke was radicalised in revolutionary Paris, became a citizen of the world and the most revolutionary radical in Britain between 1793–5. Imprisoned for his politics, Yorke recanted to loyalism but never lost his political zeal. This book raises important issues about political exclusion, the impact of ‘outsider’ politics in England, political apostasy and the complexities of politicisation and identity construction in the Atlantic World
Digital Repository of Ireland invite early career researchers to apply for a new annual Research Award. This Award grants a prize to an original short article or blog post summarising research informed in whole or in part by objects/collections deposited in DRI. Submissions will be assessed by a panel made up of DRI staff and an external judge, and the winner granted the bursary award of €500.
This Award is open to early career researchers in the areas of arts, humanities, social sciences and digital humanities, including (but not limited to)
Those awarded a masters within the last two years
PhD students or those awarded a PhD within the last year
Maria Edgeworth’s involvement with Scottish Enlightenment thinking has long been recognized, but much yet remains to be discovered about the extent, complexity and implications of her engagement with the ideas of Adam Smith, David Hume, William Hunter, Hugh Blair, Dugald Stewart and other philosophers, scientists and writers from that era. For a panel on “Maria Edgeworth and Scottish Enlightenment Networks” to be proposed for the 2018 conference of the ECSSS, papers are invited on any strands of Scottish Enlightenment thinking woven into Edgeworth’s works, life and reputation.
While papers might consider the place of Scottish Enlightenment concepts in Edgeworth’s writing, they might also consider Edgeworth’s place in conceptualizations of the Scottish, Irish or other Enlightenments and how association with Enlightenment has affected her reception—or should affect it in the future. Also welcome are papers that consider how Scottish Enlightenment networks enmesh the activities of Richard Lovell Edgeworth and the administration of Edgeworthstown.
ECSSS (the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society) will meet at the University of Glasgow from 17 to 21 July 2018. The conference theme is “Networks of Enlightenment.” More information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/y9nyx5vq.
Please note that the deadline for abstracts for the proposed Edgeworth panel is earlier than the deadline in the main CFP for the conference in order to allow time for the panel to be composed by that final submission deadline and for extra abstracts to be forwarded to the organizers and considered for other sessions.
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