We are delighted that James Raven, Professor of Modern History at the University of Essex, will be joining us on the first day back of term for a seminar entitled,
‘Compose Yourself: Pages of Laughter in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France’.
Monday 18th April, 4-5.30pm in Humss 181.
Professor Raven is a leading figure in many fields and the author of numerous books, his most recent being Bookscape: Geographies of Printing and Publishing in London before 1800 [the Panizzi Lectures 2010] (Chicago and London, 2014); Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century England (Boydell, 2014); and Lost Mansions: Essays on the Destruction of the Country House (Palgrave Macmillan 2015).
Other of his publications examine social, economic and communications history, historical mapping, approaches to media and literary history, the spatial organisation of knowledge, historical bibliography, and colonial cultural history.
As part of a major long-term project re-examining the spatial history of Enlightenment global networks, he is completing a book on reading and commercialisation, is currently completing research for an OUP history of chancing, gambling and state lotteries; and is launching a major European network project on the historical geographies of communications and social media.
Please do come along and reach out to others who might be interested.