Lecture: Edward Collier and Questions of Media

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on June 29, 2010

As noted at Early Modern History, Dror Wahrman gives the Royal Historical Society’s Prothero Lecture Wednesday evening:

Dror Wahrman, “The Media Revolution in Early Modern England: An Artist’s Perspective”
Cruciform Lecture Theatre 2, University College London, 30 June 2010, 5:30 pm (reception, 6:30 – 8:30pm)

Painting by Edward Collier

Dror Wahrman is the Ruth N. Halls Professor of history and director of the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. He is also professor of history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has written and edited numerous articles and books including The Making of the Modern Self (Yale University Press, 2004), which received the Ben Snow Prize from the North American Conference on British Studies and the Louis Gottschalk Prize from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Wahrman’s main research topics centre on the advent of modernity in Europe, and on what the term ‘modernity’ might mean. His work has explored key narratives that the modern West tells about itself—the emergence of class society, the rise of the middle class, and the emergence of the modern individual or self. His current projects include a book-length exploration of the little known painter Edward Collier and a co-authored book (with Jonathan Sheehan of the University of California-Berkeley) about chance, order, and providence in the transition from the early modern period to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Enquiries to Sue Carr, Executive Secretary, s.carr@ucl.ac.uk or tel. 020 7387 7532. A PDF file of the event flyer is available here.

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