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YORK AND THE GEORGIAN CITY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Conference Progamme

10.15 Registration/coffee

 

10.50 Introduction

Charles Martindale (University of Bristol) and Jim Watt (University of York)


11.00 -12.00 First keynote

Chair: Charles Martindale

Rosemary Sweet (University of Leicester): ‘When did York become Georgian? 


12.00 -1.00 First panel: University of York student papers

Chair: Jon Mee

12.00 Rachel Feldberg: ‘Sense and Sociability: Jane Ewbank’s critical engagement
with Georgian York’

12.15 Constance Halstead: ‘Different cities, different sensibilities: The Influence of
social milieu on Anne Lister’s discussion of her journal’

12.30 Discussion


12.50 - 2.00 Lunch


2.00 - 3.00 Second keynote

Chair: Adam Bowett

Madeleine Pelling (historian, writer, and broadcaster): ‘Writing on the Wall: Graffiti, rebellion and the making of 18th-century Britain’ 


3.15 - 4.15 Second panel

Chair: Jim Watt
Matt Jenkins (University of York): ‘An archetypal Georgian city?: Contradictions and
conformity in eighteenth-century York’
Jon Mee (University of York): ‘Manchester College, York, 1803-1840: an outpost of
rational dissent in an Anglican city’


4.15 Tea


4.45 - 5.15 Roundtable

Chair: Charles Martindale

Panel: Rosemary Sweet, Madeleine Pelling, Adam Bowett, Peter Brown (formerly Director of Fairfax House)


5.30-7.00 Reception

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