The Leeds Eighteenth-Century Group Seminar Series offers a varied programme covering history, literature, history of art and philosophy. We meet around eight times each year in the Brotherton Library where an exhibition is devised to accompany each seminar, drawing on the rich holdings of the Brotherton Special Collections.  The group is a joint venture between the Faculty of Arts and PVAC.

For further information please contact Alexandra Anderson (

The programme of seminars for Spring 2013 is as follows:

Tuesday 23 April
Censorship, Slander and the State: Policing Foreign Print in late Eighteenth-Century France
Louise Seaward (University of Leeds)

 The following seminars have already taken place across 2012-2013:

Tuesday 5 March 2013
‘Men of the World’: English Mariners, Fashion and Material Culture in an Era of Global Trade Professor Beverly Lemire (University of Alberta)

Tuesday 19 February 2013
Domesticating Wonder: Rational Dialogues in late Eighteenth-Century Writing for Children Dr Richard De Ritter (University of Leeds)

Tuesday 5 February 2013
Men, Women and Country House Consumption Professor Jon Stobart (University of Northampton)

Tuesday 20 November 2012
Flesh-tones, Skin-colour and the Eighteenth-Century Colour Print Dr Mechthild Fend (University College London)

Tuesday 6 November 2012
'Did you ever hear the like? - Clubbing us with Dentists!'  Professionalism, Sociability and Cultural Production in Eighteenth-Century Artistic Culture'
Cassie Ulph (University of Leeds)

Tuesday 23 October 2012
'I can't resist sending you the book': Elite Women and Shared Reading Practices in Georgian Scotland Dr Mark Towsey (University of Liverpool)