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Symposium on Early Research Papers of King George III
December 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Scholars who were recently among the first to examine the papers of King George III, the English monarch in power when the American colonies declared independence, in the Georgian Papers at England’s Windsor Castle will reveal their early findings in a symposium Friday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., at the Library of Congress.
The event is free, but tickets are required. To secure tickets, visit this event-ticketing site: eventbrite.com/e/the-georgian-papers-programme-tickets-39738048573. The symposium will be held in the Thomas Jefferson Building, Room 119, located at 10 First St. SE, Washington, D.C.
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is partnering with the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and King’s College London to host the symposium and support the study of the collection of King George III through the Georgian Papers Programme, a partnership among British and American institutions.
Featured scholars for the symposium will include:
- Arthur Burns, academic director of the Georgian Papers Programme and professor of modern British history at King’s College London
- Karin Wulf, director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and professor of history at the College of William & Mary; the Omohundro Institute and William & Mary are the primary U.S. partners in the Georgian Papers Programme
- Andrew O’Shaughnessy, vice president at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and professor of history at the University of Virginia
- Jim Ambuske, the Farmer Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia School of Law library
Following the symposium, there will be a small display of items from the Library’s British Cartoon Prints Collection, which includes caricatures highlighting British political life, society and tensions with the colonies.