‘York and the Georgian City: Past, Present, and Future’: Conference Details

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

Saturday 18th May 2024, 10.15-7.00

‘York and the Georgian City: Past, Present, and Future’

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.

This is the first conference organised by the York Georgian Society, in conjunction with the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of York. It will be held in the beautiful and historic King’s Manor just outside the city walls; historically this is the most important building in York after the Minster.

The keynote lectures will be given by Professor Rosemary Sweet of the University of Leicester, and Madeleine Pelling, historian, writer, and broadcaster. Others speakers are from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of York: Professor Jon Mee, Dr Matt Jenkins, and PhD students Constance Halstead and Rachel Feldberg. The day ends with a round table to discuss issues raised on the day and a reception.

You can find a full programme and details about the speakers on the York Georgian Society’s website, where you can register for the conference.


Tickets cost £5 for students, £15 for members of the Society and University of York staff, £25 for others. The price includes morning coffee, a light lunch, afternoon tea, and a reception.

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