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Lecture Series | Six Georgian Cities

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on December 15, 2018

From The Georgian Group:

Six Georgian Cities
Art Workers’ Guild, London, February – March 2019

The Georgian Group is pleased to announce details of its Spring 2019 lecture series, Six Georgian Cities. Each of the six lectures will explore aspects of the Georgian architecture of a different English town or city in the context of its social and economic history. Lectures will be held at the Art Workers’ Guild (London WC1N 3AT) with tickets costing £15 (including wine). The dates, speakers, and locations covered are as follows:
26 February — Oxford, Geoffrey Tyack
12 March — Nottingham, Pete Smith
19 March — Bury St Edmunds, Caroline Knight
2 April — Exeter, Rosemary Yallop
9 April — Bristol, Andrew Foyle
16 April — Derby, Max Craven

Doors open at 6.00pm, lectures start at 6.30. The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Holborn. Details, along with booking information, are available here.

Call for Papers | Women and Architecture, 1660–1830

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on December 15, 2018

From The Georgian Group:

‘Embroidered with Dust and Mortar’: Women and Architecture, 1660–1840
2019 Georgian Group Symposium
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London, 28 September 2019

Proposals due by 31 January 2019

Henry Robert Morland, Charlotte Sophia, Queen Consort of George III (The Queen’s College Oxford).

The Georgian Group is organising a day-long symposium on the theme of Women and Architecture, 1660–1830, which will be held at the Society of Antiquaries at Burlington House, London, on Saturday 28 September 2019. Following successful conferences run by the Group in previous years on James Gibbs and the Adam brothers, the symposium will explore how women contributed to and interacted with architecture in the period 1660–1830, including, but not limited to, the following topics:
• Building, remodelling, and the repairing of country houses, town houses, churches, almshouses, and villas
• Relationships with architects and contractors
• Architectural discourse, drawing, and design
• The creation of identity through the medium of architectural space

Proposals are invited for 15- to 30-minute papers based on original research. Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words and a copy of your CV to Dr Amy Boyington (education@georgiangroup.org.uk) by the end of January 2019. Any questions regarding the symposium should be sent to the same address. Further details will be made available, and tickets will go on sale, in the spring.

Launch of Royalpalaces.com

Posted in resources by Editor on December 15, 2018


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From The Society of Antiquaries of London Online Newsletter (Salon) issue 419 (11 December 2018) . . .

Royalpalaces.com

Simon Thurley FSA, one-time Curator of Historic Royal Palaces (1989–97) and Chief Executive of English Heritage (2002–15) . . . has launched Royalpalaces.com, which he describes as

“an encyclopaedic website about British royal residences . . . There is currently nowhere online that people can go to find authoritative information about royal residences from the Saxons to the present, or to find out quickly and easily about royal domestic architectural patronage. RoyalPalaces.com will eventually have nearly 150 place entries covering royal residences from Abingdon to York; most entries have an image and a plan in addition to explanatory text. The website has launched with the first 50 entries. There will also be nearly 30 monarch entries for the greatest British royal architectural patrons—the website launches with ten, including one for Queen Elizabeth II. There will also be podcasts covering various thematic issues. The first podcast deals with the tricky issue of ‘what is a palace?’—and the answer is not ‘a royal residence’. Hopefully of use to the more scholarly-minded will be the bibliographies attached to each entry. All contributions or omissions in these will be gratefully received as will notification of errors spotted.”