Graduate Seminar Programme in the Arts and Humanities

The Graduate Seminar Programme in the Arts and Humanities is open to all interested DPhil, master’s and other postgraduate students and is intended to provide an opportunity not only to discuss recent research findings and methodological approaches but to meet with other students and academic staff.

Invited speakers present a paper exploring a topic and methodologies relevant to a range of subject disciplines followed by a discussion.

Upcoming Seminars

Mary Jones (1707–1778), Female Authorship, and Eighteenth-Century Song Culture
 
Mary Jones was the daughter of an Oxford craftsman and, later in life, postmistress of the city. She was also a poet and writer, whose first and only published collection, Miscellanies in Prose and Verse (1750), attracted support from an extraordinary 1,400 subscribers and received admiring reviews. Jones is mainly read and studied today as a poet whose work imitates and responds to that of her more famous contemporaries Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. Yet this is just one aspect of her writing. This talk will shine a light on some of the other roles that Jones adopted or was thrust into as a writer: prose satirist, object of male adulation, and writer of songs. In doing so, it will reflect on the status of female authors and the often-overlooked connections between poetry and music in the eighteenth century.  Sign up here 


The event will take place via Teams on the 25 February 17.45pm-19.00pm

Previous Seminars

Mary Jones (1707–1778), Female Authorship, and Eighteenth-Century Song Culture

An online talk from Dr Carly Watson shining a light on the many roles of Mary Jones, along with the status of female authors in the eighteenth century.

Metallurgy and Microhistory at the 1925 Paris Exposition

Dr Claire O'Mahony will present on Metallurgy and Microhistory at the 1925 Paris Exposition

Hercules in popular cinema - screening the original superhero

Thu 5th December 2019 Dr Kim Shahabudin will present on 'Hercules in popular cinema: screening the original superhero'

The why and how of (scientific) biography

Thu 31st October 2019 Georgina Ferry will present on 'The why and how of (scientific) biography'

Graduate Presentations

Thu 14th March 2019, 17:15 - 19:00, in the Mawby Pavilion, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JA

What next for the country house ?

Dr Oliver Cox will present on "What next for the country house". This seminar is open to all interested postgraduate students.