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The Eighteenth Century Seminar

Lent Term 2020


The Eighteenth-Century Seminar is a post-graduate seminar, sponsored by the Faculty of History, aiming to explore topics of shared interest to historians (and the historically-minded) with diverse specializations and sensibilities who work on the eighteenth century.

The Seminar meets on Tuesdays at 5 pm, at Jesus College.



28 JANUARY Bawden Room, Jesus College

Cul de Sac:  Patrimony, Capitalism and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue
PAUL CHENEY, University of Chicago


25 FEBRUARY - Postponed until 21st April

Masculinity, the Body and the Senses
SARAH GOLDSMITH, University of Leicester
WILLIAM TULLETT, Anglia Ruskin University


3 MARCH - event will be held in academic year 2020-2021.

Watteau and the New World:  Picturing Visions of the French Empire in the Eighteenth Century



Faculty’s Trevelyan Fund provides crucial and much appreciated assistance to support visits by scholars from outside Cambridge.


Melissa Calaresu, Gonville and Caius College (
Lawrence Klein, Emmanuel College (
Renaud Morieux, Jesus College (


Lent Term 2020 programme - print version


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