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Conference | Celebrating Scott’s ‘The Antiquary’

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on September 30, 2016

From Eventbrite:

Romantic Antiquarianism: A Conference Celebrating Scott’s The Antiquary
The Georgian Group, 6 Fitzroy Square, London, 26 November 2016

Co-organised by Fiona Robertson and Peter Lindfield

This one-day conference in the heart of London celebrates the bicentenary of the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Antiquary by looking at the multi-faceted nature of antiquarianism in Georgian Britain. Leading scholars from across the UK gather to present new and engaging material on the topic. Registration (£30) includes teas/coffees and lunch in one of Robert Adam’s town houses. Register online here.

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P R O G R A M M E

9.30  Registration and Introductions: Peter N. Lindfield (University of Stirling) and Fiona Robertson (University of Durham)

10.00  Plenary 1 (Chair: Fiona Robertson)
• Nicola J. Watson (Open University): ‘The Antiquary, the Discomforts of Antiquarianism, and the Ambitions of Abbotsford’

11.00  Morning Panel (Chair: Peter N. Lindfield)
• Rosemary Sweet (University of Leicester): ‘Antiquaries and the Antiquities of Everyday Life’
• Kelsey Williams (University of Stirling): ‘Antiquarianism and The Antiquary
• Frances Sands (Sir John Soane Museum): ‘Robert Adam as Antiquarian Architect’

12.15  Lunch

1.15  Plenary 2 (Chair: Peter N. Lindfield)
• Christopher Woodward: ‘Ruins, Rescue and Antiquarianism in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination’

2.15  Afternoon Panel (Chair: Fiona Robertson)
• Catherine Jones (University of Aberdeen): ‘Mapping Antiquarianism’
• Peter N. Lindfield (University of Stirling): ‘Antiquarian Identities and Thomas Barritt’s Assumed Persona’
• Andrew Teverson (Kingston University): ‘Nicht Nought Nothing & Rashin Coatie: Andrew Lang’s Border Tales and the Influence of Walter Scott’

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