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We are delighted to announce our programme for 2023-2024. All events are free admittance and everyone is welcome.

c19c Research Seminar, Semester 1, 2023-24

Wednesdays 1-2pm, United College Room 31

Wednesday 20 September (week 2) 1-2pm:

DR STEPHANIE O’ROURKE (St Andrews), ‘John Martin and the Art of Infrastructure’

Wednesday 4 October (week 4) 1-2pm:

DR ROBERT ST. CLAIR (Dartmouth College, USA), ‘”Voilà le Peuple: Reading and the Politics of Literature (or, Flaubert for Dark Times)”.’

Wednesday 25 October (week 7) 1-2pm:

DANIELLE FARRIER (St Andrews), ‘“The prospects of science are brightening in all directions”: scientific grant-making at the Royal Society of London, 1850-1876’

Wednesday 8 November (week 9) 1-2pm:

ANDREW CUSACK AND DR MICHAEL WHITE (St Andrews): ‘The Michel Collection at St Andrews: A Story to Tell?’

Wednesday 22 November (week 11) 1-2pm:

DR IONA MACINTYRE (Edinburgh): ‘“Deep creeks between the islands”: Thinking about the River Paraná in the nineteenth century.’


c19c Research Seminar, Semester 2, 2023-24

Wednesdays 1-2pm, United College Room 31

Wednesday 24 January (week 2) 1-2pm:

PROF. SEÁN ALLAN (St Andrews): ‘Kleist and the reception of Adam Smith in early C19 Germany’

Wednesday 7 February (week 4) 1-2pm:

PROF. AILEEN FYFE to chair discussion on the “St Andrews and the Legacies of Empire, 1700-1900” Report

Wednesday 21 February (week 6) 1-2pm:

PROF. WILL FOWLER, ‘A Habsburg in the Tropics: Why did Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian agree to be the Emperor of Mexico?’

Wednesday 13 March (week 8) 1-2pm:

DR MICHAEL SHAW (Stirling), ‘Whitmania and Scotland’.’

Wednesday 27 March (week 10) 1-2pm:

DR DEBORAH TONER (Leicester), ‘American Soldiers Writing Alcohol in the Mexico-US War (1846-48)’

Wednesday 17 April (week 13) 1-2pm:

DR CAROLINE McCAFFREY-HOWARTH (Edinburgh), ‘Sèvres-Mania: Collectors, Connoisseurs and a ‘cause célèbre’ Court Case’