About

Joint conference by the York Georgian Society and the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of York

The aim of this conference is to re-evaluate the notion of York as a Georgian city, which was one of the founding premises of the York Georgian Society in 1939. It will examine to what extent York can be described as a ‘Georgian’ city, and whether that label is relevant or meaningful in the present day. Why not a medieval, or a Victorian city? Is ‘Georgian’ merely a paradigm for good taste?

Venue

King’s Manor, York: K/133 for all lectures; Huntington Room for registration, lunch, tea and reception

Keynote speakers

Rosemary Sweet (University of Leicester): ‘When did York become Georgian?

Madeleine Pelling (historian, writer, and broadcaster): ‘Writing on the Wall: Graffiti, Rebellion and the Making of 18th-Century Britain’

Please click here to view the full list of speaker bios and abstracts.

Conference programme

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Ticket prices

Students: £5

YGS members and University of York Staff: £15

Standard: £25

The price includes morning coffee, a light lunch, afternoon tea, and a reception.


Image credit: Nathan Drake, 'The New Terrace Walk, York', York Art Gallery. ArtUK.

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York Georgian Society

A Charity founded in 1939 and dedicated to the preservation, study and appreciation of the Georgian heritage of the City of York.

When

From the 18th May 2024 at 10:15 AM, until the 18th May 2024 at 07:00 PM.

Where

King's Manor - University of York, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EP

     

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