Romantic Antiquarianism: A Conference Celebrating Scott's The Antiquary
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Romantic Antiquarianism: A Conference Celebrating Scott's The Antiquary

Romantic Antiquarianism: A Conference Celebrating Scott's The Antiquary

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Georgian Group

6 Fitzroy Square

London, United Kingdom

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This one-day conference in the heart of London celebrates the bicentenary of the publication of Sir Walter Scott's novel, The Antiquary, by looking at the multi-faceted nature of antiquarianism in Georgian Britain. Leading scholars from across the UK gather to present new and engaging material on the topic.

Registration includes teas/coffees and lunch in one of Robert Adam's town houses.

The day's programme is as follows:


9.30-10.00: Registration and Introductions: Peter N. Lindfield (University of Stirling) and Fiona Robertson (University of Durham)

 

10.00-11.00: Plenary 1

Nicola J. Watson (Open University): ‘The Antiquary, the Discomforts of Antiquarianism, and the Ambitions of Abbotsford’

(Chair: Fiona Robertson)

 

11.00-12.15: Panel 1

(Chair: Peter N. Lindfield)

Rosemary Sweet (University of Leicester): ‘Antiquaries and the Antiquities of Everyday Life’

Kelsey Williams (University of Stirling): ‘Antiquarianism and The Antiquary

Frances Sands (Sir John Soane Museum): 'Robert Adam as Antiquarian Architect'

 

12.15-1.15: Lunch

 

1.15-2.15: Plenary 2

Christopher Woodward: 'Ruins, Rescue and Antiquarianism in the Eighteenth-century Imagination'

(Chair: Peter N. Lindfield)

 

2.15-3.30: Panel 2

(Chair: Fiona Robertson)

Catherine Jones (University of Aberdeen): ‘Mapping Antiquarianism’

Peter N. Lindfield (University of Stirling): ‘Antiquarian Identities and Thomas Barritt’s Assumed Persona’

Andrew Teverson (Kingston University): ‘Nicht Nought Nothing & Rashin Coatie: Andrew Lang's Border Tales and the Influence of Walter Scott’

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