Welcome to BARS

The British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) was set up in 1989 by academics to promote the study of the cultural history of the Romantic period. Since then, BARS has organised eight International conferences at various locations in the UK, has published the BARS Bulletin and Review twice-yearly, and currently has more than 350 members.

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Enlightenment Exchanges
a seminar on the long eighteenth century for every discipline




Hilary Term 2008

1st week – Tuesday 15th January
Dr. Emma Reisz (Queen’s University, Belfast)
‘The Birth of the Jungle: Forests and the Reach of the Global Enlightenment’

2nd week – Tuesday 22nd January
Amy Culley (University of Lincoln)
'Ideas of self and community in the journal of Elizabeth Fox (1750-1842)'

3rd week – Tuesday 29th January
Dr. Lynn Shepherd (Lincoln College, Oxford)
'Private Man and Public Figure: the Portraits of Samuel Richardson'


4th week – Tuesday 5th February
Jacqueline Thalmann (Christchurch College Picture Gallery)
‘The Grand Tour and the Guise Collection’

5th week – Tuesday 12th February
Dr. John Christie (University of Leeds)
'Enlightenment Historiographies: the Natural Sciences'

6th week – Tuesday 19th February
Dr. Sarah Apetrei (Keble College, Oxford)
'A Woman's Reason': Gender, Reason and the Passions in Mary Astell

7th week – Tuesday 26th February
Jonathan Fowler
Title to be confirmed

8th week – Tuesday 4th March
Dr. Christina Granroth (Wolfson College, Cambridge)
'A Linnean traveller in Java: forms of knowledge in the travel journal of
C. F. Hornstedt, 1783-86'


We meet on Tuesdays at 5pm in the Fraenkel Room at Corpus Christi College
Questions? Suggestions? Contact alessandra.sulzer@ccc.ox.ac.uk or helenackelly@gmail.com