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The Eighteenth Century Seminar

Easter Term 2019


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, Upper Hall.

14 MAY                   

Fair Trade, Market Morality and the Political Economy of Brandy Smuggling in Early Eighteenth-Century Britain

DAVID CHAN SMITH, Wilfred Laurier University

In addition, the Eighteenth Century Seminar will meet in connection with the Professor C. A. Bayly Seminar at the Centre of South Asian Studies on Wednesday, 22 May, at 5 pm (Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building) for:

A Historian as Petitioner: Ghulam Husain Khan Tabataba’i and the Late Mughal Context for Colonial State-Formation in Eighteenth-Century India

ROBERT TRAVERS, Cornell University


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

Lawrence Klein, Emmanuel College (
Renaud Morieux, Jesus College (


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