"Steam Coach"
(Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection)


Visiting Speakers sponsored by ECS at U of S

January 2005: John Friesen (History, Johns Hopkins), "'Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’: Newtonian Natural Philosophy and the Ancients-Moderns Controversy at Christ Church Oxford"

November 2004: social historian Cathy McClive (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sorbonne), "Hermaphrodites, Menstrual Bleeding and Sexual Difference in Early Modern France" and "On Whose Authority? Medical Expert Witnesses in the Ancien Régime Courtroom"

March 2004: literary critic Frans De Bruyn (University of Ottawa), "From Poetry to Statistics and Graphs: Eighteenth-Century Representations of the 'State' of British Society"

March 2004: science historian Rob Iliffe (Centre for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Imperial College, London), "A 'Swarme of hopefull Authors': Newton, Flamsteed and the great pretenders of Augustan Britain"

January 2004: musicologist Barbara Reul (Luther College, University of Regina): "Catherine the Great and Musical Life at the Court of Anhalt-Zerbst, c. 1740-1790"

April 2000: Peter Loptson (Philosophy, University of Guelph), “The Unity of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy”

March 2000: literary critic Benoît Melançon (Université de Montréal), "I'd Love to be Thrilled: The Current State of Eighteenth-Century French Studies"

January 2000: writer and scholar Emma Donoghue (University of Western Ontario), "The Notorious Mrs. Damer" (co-sponsored by Departments of English, History, Women's and Gender Studies)

November 1999: musicologist Paul Rice (Memorial), 18th-century English cantatas and music at the Vauxhall Gardens (in conjunction with the University of Calgary 18th-Century Studies group)

February 1999: feminist historian Barbara Taylor (University of East London), "Feminism and Misogyny: The Case of Mary Wollstonecraft"

February 1999: David Oakleaf (English, University of Calgary), "Jamaican Views: Colonial Consciousness from Ned Ward and Sarah Scott to Jane Austen and Edward Said"

January 1999: Timothy Fulford (English, Nottingham Trent University), "Exploration, Headhunting and Race Theory: The Imperial Networks of Joseph Banks"

October 1998: Ellis Sandoz (Political Studies, Louisiana State University), "Enlightenment and Tradition in the Founding of the American Republic"

September 1998: literary critic Peter Sabor (Laval University), "Joseph Highmore's illustrations of Pamela"

April 1998: historian Anne Goldgar (King's College London), "The British Museum and the Virtual Representation of Culture in the Eighteenth Century"

March 1998: Hugh Torrens (Geology, University of Keele), "James Hutton (1726-1797) Was He 'the Ultimate Theorist'?"

February 1998: literary critic John Bender (Stanford University), "Science and Pornography" (joint venture with 18th-Century Studies group at the University of Calgary)

November 1997: Gary Kelly (English, University of Alberta), "Bluestocking Feminism"

September 1997: literary critic G.S. Rousseau (Director, The Thomas Reid Institute for Research into Cultural Studies and the Humanities, University of Aberdeen), "Conquering the Penis: the Phallus and Body Criticism" (co-sponsored with Humanities Research Unit, for the "Body Projects I" conference)

September 1997: social historian Roy Porter (Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London), "The Body Politic: Diseases and Discourses" (co-sponsored with Humanities Research Unit and the College of Medicine)

April 1997: feminist historian Barbara Taylor (University of East London), "Chimera of Womanhood: Wollstonecraft vs. Rousseau"

March 1997: Don Nichol (English, Memorial University), "The Origins of Intellectual Property"

September 1996: historian J.M. Beattie (University of Toronto), "Crime in 18th-Century London" (co-sponsored with the College of Law)

October 1995: literary critic Mary Poovey (Johns Hopkins), "Between Political Arithmetic and Political Economy: 18th-Century Conjectural History and the Origins of Classical Economics"

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