Sarah Comyn, who gave an excellent paper on mechanics’ institutes in the colony of Victoria as part of a panel of presenters from the SouthHem project at ‘Institutions as Networks’, has written an illuminating breakdown of the workshop’s discussions, which can be seen on the SouthHem project site.
(Many thanks to Susan Bennett (William Shipley Group for Royal Society of Arts History) for allowing us to publish the wide-ranging talk that she gave on the RSA’s eighteenth- and nineteenth-century connections at the ‘Institutions as Networks’ workshop.) ‘Little more…than of a Society in the moon’: Publicising the work of Read More
(Many thanks to Julian Pooley (University of Leicester) for this fascinating account of the paper that he gave in the opening session of the ‘Institutions as Networks’ workshop: ‘”Dry, thorny and barbarous paths?”: The Nicholses, their Press and the Society of Antiquaries, 1777-1873’.) I’m preparing an analytical guide to the Read More
(Many thanks to Crystal Lake (Wright State University) for sending us a post that reflects on ‘Institutions as Networks’ workshop as a whole while also setting out the thesis of the fascinating talk that she gave with Kristen Schuster (King’s College London).) At one point deep into the second day Read More
(Many thanks to John Gardner (Anglia Ruskin University) for providing a summary of the fascinating talk on the emergence of mechanics’ institutes that he gave at the ‘Institutions as Networks’ workshop, along with a copy of his PowerPoint.) The talk focussed on how innovation and demands for education came from Read More
(Many thanks to Roey Sweet (University of Leicester) for sending a post summarising the thought-provoking reflections that she presented in the roundtable session on the network metaphor at the ‘Institutions as Networks’ workshop.) My own research is on antiquaries and the Society of Antiquaries during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Read More
We’ve now held the second workshop in the ‘Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900’ series, ‘Institutions as Networks’; this took place at the Society of Antiquaries in London last week (on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th of July). As with the previous ‘Institutions as Curators’ workshop, there were a wide range of Read More
We’ve just published the full programme for our London workshop, ‘Institutions as Networks’, on the main event page on our website. This workshop will take place on the 13th and 14th of July at the Society of Antiquaries’ premises in London. We’re very excited about the line-up of speakers and Read More