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The Eighteenth Century Seminar

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 about twice a term, on Tuesdays at 5 pm.  The seminar has moved from Emmanuel College  to Jesus College, where it meets in the Upper Hall.

Easter Term 2018



22nd May

LINDA COLLEY, Princeton University
Land, Sea and Divergences: China and the European Powers in the
Eighteenth Century

This meeting is jointly hosted with the World History Seminar.


The History Faculty’s Trevelyan Fund provides crucial and much appreciated assistance to support invitations to scholars from outside Cambridge.

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


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Easter term 2013 programme

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Michaelmas 2012 programme

Diversity and the European Expansion in the Eighteenth Century:  How Cooperation and Emulation Beat Competition in the Atlantic

REGINA GRAFE, European University Institute