Conference | George I 300 Years On

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on June 17, 2014

From the conference website:

George I 300 Years On: Reconstructing the Succession
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 18–20 June 2014

This interdisciplinary conference takes the theme of the accession of the first Hanoverian king, George I. It will examine not just the end of the Stuart era, but the defining characteristics, outcomes and consequences the Hanoverian succession.

W E D N E S D A Y ,  1 8  J U N E  2 0 1 4

2:00  Registration and afternoon tea
Welcome from Elaine Chalus (Bath Spa University), Nichola Hayton (Mannheim Universität), and Stefano Weinberger (Cultural Attaché for the German Embassy in London)

3:45  Opening Plenary, Dominic Aidan Bellenger (Abbot of Downside Abbey), George I and the Catholics

Drinks reception; delegates may wish to visit the Georgian exhibition at the Fashion Museum or take a walking tour of Bath.

7:30  Conference Dinner

T H U R S D A Y ,  1 9  J U N E  2 0 1 4 

9:00   Tea and coffee

9:30 Panel I, chaired by Elaine Chalus
• Ruth Paley (History of Parliament), Seditious Libel in the Last Years of Anne
• Robin Eagles (History of Parliament), The Duke of Shrewsbury and the Politics of Succession in the Last Days of Anne
• Matthew Kilburn (History of Parliament), The Missing Queen

11:00  Tea and coffee

11:30 Panel II, charied by Kevin Grieves
• Mark Walker (University of Essex), The Bittersweet Death of Queen Anne, 1714
• Noel Cox (Aberystwyth University), The Law of Succession
• Heike Bormuth (Universität Mannheim), From Georg Ludwig to George I: An Absolutistic Elector in the English Parliamentary Monarchy. The Settling in of the Hanoverian Dynasty
• Richard Johns (University of York), ‘A New Breed of Men’: George I and his Progeny at Greenwich

1:30  Lunch

3:00  Panel III Postgraduate Panel, chaired by Georgina Moore
• James Camp (Bath Spa University), By Royal appointment: Bath and the Reception of Royalty, 1660–1714
• Kate James (Bath Spa University), Newton Park and the Country House in Transition
• Kelly Yates (University of Manchester), Jeffrey the Jacobite Poltergeist

F R I D A Y ,  2 0  J U N E  2 0 1 4

9:30  Tea and coffee

10.00  Panel IV, chaired by Andrew Thompson
• James Caudle (Yale University), A Revolution in Political Broadcasting: The Political Sermon in the Hanoverian Revolution, 1714–16
• Ralph Stevens (Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge), ‘King George’s Religion’: The Religious Politics of the Hanoverian Succession
• James Lees, Schism, Succession: Chaplains of George Augustus and Caroline as Prince and Princess of Wales, 1714–27

11:30  Tea and coffee

12:00  Panel V, chaired by Arnd Reitemeier
• Kevin Grieves (Bath Spa University), The London Press and the Succession
• Stewart Tolley (University of London), A Popular Rail? Press and Public Interest in George I’s Ministers, 1714–27
• Benjamin Bühring (Göttingen University), An Expatriate Community: The London German Court of George I

1:30  Lunch

2:45  Panel VI, chaired by Jackie Collier
• Philip Loft (University of London), Parliament, Petitioning, and the Public, 1714–20
• Pauline Chakmakjian (Independent Scholar), A Sociable King: George I and the Rise of Speculative Freemasonry
• Nigel Aston (University of Leicester), A Mixed Ministry? The Tories in government, 1714–16

4:45  Closing Plenary, Clarissa Campbell Orr (Anglia Ruskin University), Life and Culture at Court in England and Hanover: An Anglo-German Comparison

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