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 Centre Events

 28 October 2019


James Watt (Department of English and Related Literature and Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, York University), '"[O]ur Englishman/ No word of Chinese spoke": Satires of the Macartney Embassy to China 1792-1805', 1-2pm, Music Seminar Room. 


8 November 2019

New Research in the Long Eighteenth Century: Lightening Talks by PhD Students, 3-5pm in the Music Seminar Room, refreshments will be served.

Ciara Conway, 'Researching the Comic Operas of John O'Keeffe'

Lee Livingstone, 'Byron and Women's Writing'

Ciaran Harty, 'The Spanish Costumbrista Narrative, 1788-1814'

27 February 2020

Day Workshop on 'Urban Cultures in the Long Eighteenth Century' with a keynote lecture by Alison Fitzgerald (History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth), 10am-5pm in Room 3, First Floor, 27 University Square, Queen's University, Belfast. Full programme details coming soon.

Other Events

25 November 2019

Author John Higgs will be visiting Queen’s University to discuss his new book William Blake Now - Why He Matters More Than Ever. The event will take place at 5.30pm on Monday 25 November 2019, at Riddel Hall (Stranmillis Road), Queen's University Belfast. Tickets are £5.

6 November 2019 

Daniel Roberts (English, Queen's University Belfast) will be speaking on 'Genius of the East? Thomas Moore's Orientalism' at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin at 1pm. The lecture accompanies the current exhibition 'Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe', curated by Queen's Musicologist, Sarah McCleave

Upcoming Conferences


16-17 December 2019

 'Reframing Empire: Imperialism, Anti-Imperialism and Public History', Centre for Public History, Queen's University Belfast.

Keynote lectures by Professor Catherine Hall, Professor Hakim Adi and Professor Martin Thomas.

8-10 January 2020

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference: 'Natural, Unnatural, Supernatural', St Hugh's College, University of Oxford.