Conference Programme

We see this conference to be an opportunity for a younger generation of scholars to enter the fray and to not only share their new insights but to also benefit from feedback on their work from established scholars in the field. For this reason, the conference will be organized into a tandem pairing of an early-career scholar with an established professor across seven individual panels. Each one of these sessions will feature a thirty-minute keynote related to the pre-circulated paper submitted by the early-career scholar or graduate student. The conference will also conclude with a roundtable and town-hall style discussion on the results of the two days. Updated 10/23/17.


DAY ONE – Sunday 17th December 2017


5pm-6:30pm FIRST PANEL

  • Talk: Steve Pincus, The Age of Revolutions through an Irish lens: the centrality of Empires
  • Q&A (15 minutes)
  • Pre-circulated paper: Christopher Flanagan, A Revolution for Empires: Ideas of Empire and the Making of the Constitution, 1787-1788

Chair: Frank Cogliano


DAY TWO – Monday 18th December 2017

9:30am-11:00am SECOND PANEL

  • Talk: Sarah Knott, Past and Present in the Age of Revolutions
  • Q&A (15 minutes)
  • Pre-circulated paper: Rhys Jones, The Age of the Dromocratic Revolution: Speed and Power in the late-eighteenth century Atlantic World

Chair: Peter Thompson

11:00am-11:30am BREAK

11:30am­-1:00pm THIRD PANEL

  • Talk: Peter Thompson, A world our empire, for a world our laws: Exporting and Importing the Democratic Revolution in the Western Hemisphere
  • Q&A (15 minutes)
  • Pre-circulated paper: Anna Vincenzi, The Myth of Filadelfia

Chair: Luca Codignola

1:00pm-2:30pm LUNCH

2:30pm-4:00pm FOURTH PANEL

  • Talk: Janet Polasky, The Age of Revolutions in an Atlantic Context: Connections across Space and over Time
  • Q&A (15 minutes)
  • Pre-circulated paper: Jonathan Singerton, The Atlantic Prism or Prison?

Chair: Sarah Knott

4:00pm-4:30pm COFFEE BREAK

4:30pm-6:00pm FIFTH PANEL

  • Talk: James Vaughn, Counter-Revolution in the Age of Revolutions: Britain and the Global Reaction, c. 1760-1815
  • Q&A (15 minutes)
  • Pre-circulated paper: Jane Judge, Questioning Conservatives and Continuity in Revolution

​​​​​​​Chair: Jonathan Singerton

7:30pm DINNER

DAY THREE – Tuesday 19th December 2017

9:30am-11:00pm SIXTH PANEL

  • Talk: Marcela Echeverri, Destabilizing Revolution: Indian and Slave Royalists in the Northern Andes
  • Q&A (15 minutes)
  • Pre-circulated paper: José Shane Brownrigg-Gleeson, 'The last battle will be theirs': Irish exiles in the United States and the Spanish American revolutions for independence, 1808-25

​​​​​​​Chair: Steven Pincus

11:00am-11:30am BREAK

11:30am-1:00pm SEVENTH PANEL

  • Talk: William Doyle, Religious Regenerations in the Age of Revolutions
  • Q&A (15 minutes)
  • Pre-circulated paper: Katie Jarvis, Reapproaching Rapprochement: Forgiveness from a Revolutionary Perspective.

​​​​​​​Chair: Janet Polasky

1:00pm-2:30pm LUNCH

2:30pm-4:00pm EIGHTH PANEL

  • Talk: Eliga Gould, ​​​​​​​A Tale of Two Empires: The British Origins of the American Revolution, Revisited
  • Q&A (15 minutes)
  • Pre-circulated paper: Tom Cutterham, Angelica's Artists: Friendship and Patronage in the Age of Bourgeois Revolutions

​​​​​​​Chair: Jane Judge

4:00pm-4:30pm BREAK


  • Frank Cogliano, Patrick Griffin, Andrew O'Shaughnessy
  • Open discussion


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