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18th Century

Education and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century

PROGRAMME

Thursday September 8, 2005

REGISTRATION 11:00-12:00

LUNCH 12:00-13:00

Keynote Address 13:00-14:00
Michèle Cohen
Professor of Humanities
Richmond University, the American International University in London

Strand A:
Context: Children's Culture, Science, and Civility

Strand B:
Questions of Theory and Piety: National, Public, and Private Education

Thursday September 8, 2005

SESSION 1-A 14:15-16:15

Barnita Bagchi, Human Sciences, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata University
Education, Female Utopias, and Civil Society: Some Eighteenth-Century British Women's Narratives from the Perspective of Development Studies

Jane Girdham, Department of Music, Saginaw Valley State University
Musical Education: as Accomplishment and Recreation

Morag Styles, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge & Evelyn Arzipe, Faculty of Education, University of Glasgow
Learning to Read the Word and the World in the Eighteenth Century: the Johnson Family Archives>

Chair: Susan Skedd, English Heritage

SESSION I-B 14:15-16:15

Norman Diffey, Faculty of Education, University of Windsor
Theologian or Physician? An Eighteenth-Century Teacher Educator's Construct of the Ideal Pedagogue

Daniel Tröhler, Pestalozzian Institute, University of Zurich
Ideas in Context: Pestalozzi's Educational Republicanism

Maurice Whitehead, Department of History, University of Wales, Swansea
From Revolution to Reform: English Jesuit Education and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century

Chair: Peter Cunningham, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

AFTERNOON TEA 16:15-16:45

SESSION 2-A 16:45-18:45

Jonathan Bengtson, St. Michael's College Library, University of Toronto
Instruction for the Young Student in the Art of Physicke

Kirkpatrick, Robert
Before Tom Brown-the Birth and Development of the Boys' School Story

Jennifer Mori, Department of History, University of Toronto
Hosting the Grand Tour: Civility, Enlightenment and Culture, 1740-1790

Chair: Andrea Immel, Cotsen Children's Library, Princeton University

SESSION 2-B 16:45-18:45

G. Matthew Adkins, Department of History, University of Dayton
The Coming of the Tenth Epoch: the Marquis de Condorcet and the Education of Democracy

Joanna Innes, Somerville College, University of Oxford
The Idea of 'National Education' in England, c.1765-1807

Sophia Woodley, Balliol College, University of Oxford
'Oh Miserable and Most Ruinous Measure!': the Debate between Private and Public Education in Britain, 1760-1800

Chair: Julia Swindells, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

DRINKS 19:30

DINNER 20:00

Demonstration of the Jane Johnson website 21:00
Elizabeth Johnson, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington

Friday September 9, 2005

SESSION 3-A 9:00-11:00

Jean-Guy Caumeil, Centre IUFM de Saint-Etienne
Image and Pedagogy: the Historical Relationship Starting at the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century
Abstract Not Yet Available

Cynthia J. Koepp, Department of History, Wells College
Dialogues and Dramas for Children: The Enlightened Pedagogy of Louis-François Jauffret

Cornelia Lambert, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma
'I Should Like to Know all about these Curious Things': Locke, Linnaeus and the British Child, 1790-1825

SESSION 3-B 9:00-11:00

Janet Bottoms, Faculty of Education, Homerton College, University of Cambridge
The Rise of the Juvenile Libraries

Emma Major, Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York
Nature, Nation and Denomination: Writing for Children, 1775-1800

Deirdre Raftery, Faculty of Education, University College, Dublin
'Strictures and Vindications': Eighteenth-Century English Print Culture and Education in Ireland

Chair: Mary Hilton, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

COFFEE 11:00-11:30

SESSION 4-A 11:30-13:30

Carol Percy, Department of English, University of Toronto
Teaching Grammar, Performing Authority

L.J. Smith, School of English, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
'A Path of Her Own': Mary Wollstonecraft's literature for Children, Rousseauvian Connections and the Reading Subject

David Stoker, Department of Information Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
The Re-invention of Mrs Teachwell as Mrs Lovechild

Chair: Matthew Grenby, School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics, Newcastle University

SESSION 4-B 11:30-13:30

John Broad, History, London Metropolitan University
Charity Schools in Context: Schooling for the Poor from the Thames to the Humber in 1710

Tony Fairman
'Sir, this Wheskett I Add Given Me': Schooling the Poor, 1795-1834

Joyce Goodman, Faculty of Education, University College, Winchester
Constructing educational authority: economics, morality and patriotism in women's educational leadership in early nineteenth century England

Chair: Peter Cunningham, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

LUNCH 13:30-14:15

SESSION 5-A 14:15-16:15

Emma Laws, Victoria & Albert Museum
Miniature Libraries; or, a Practical Education

Adrian Seville, City University
Taming the Goose: How the Game of Goose Became Fit for the Education and Amusement of Children during the Long Eighteenth Century

Jill Shefrin, Trinity College, University of Toronto
'Prints for Infant Schools': The Print Trades and the Material Culture of Innovative Education as Reflected in the Early Years of the Darton Firms (1787-1840)

Chair: Morag Styles, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

SESSION 5-B 14:15-16:15

Geoffrey M. Vaughan, Department of Political Science, University of Maryland
Philosopher-Statesmen and the Creation of the Guardian-Squire: the American Founders

Ingrid Lohmann, Faculty of Education, University of Hamburg & Christine Mayer, Faculty of Education, University of Hamburg
Origins of Eighteenth-Century Educational Theory and Practice in Rhetoric and Gender Anthropology

S.-J. Savonius, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
John Locke's educational radicalism

Chair: Mary Hilton, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

AFTERNOON TEA 16:15-16:45

SESSION 6-A 16:45-18:45

Matthew Grenby, School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics, Newcastle University
Delightful Instruction? The Rhetoric and Reality of Children's Book Use

Leslie McGrath, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library
Robinson and the Rival Crusoes

Celestina Wroth, Herman B. Wells Library, Indiana University, Bloomington
The Kidnapped Fairy Tale: the Cultural Program of Eighteenth-Century Didactic Fiction

Chair: Andrea Immel, Cotsen Children's Library, Princeton University

SESSION 6-B 16:45-18:45

Stephen Bygrave, Department of English, University of Southampton
'Without us all Labour is Vain': Class and Masculinity in Chesterfield's Polite Education

Donald Leinster-Mackay
Daniel Defoe: an Eighteenth-Century Precursor of the Nineteenth-Century English Public School Tradition?
Abstract Not Yet Available

Julia Swindells, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Satiric Comedy and the Figure of the Pedant

Chair: David Whitley, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

CONFERENCE DINNER 20:00

Saturday September 10, 2005

SESSION 7-A 9:00-11:00

Sam George, Department of English Literature, University of Sheffield
Cultivating the Botanical Woman: Rousseau, Wakefield and the Instruction of Ladies in Botany

Camilla Leach, King Alfred's College, Winchester
Religion and Rationality: Quaker Women and Science Education, 1790-1840

Ruth Watts, History of Education, University of Birmingham
Education as a Science: the Educational Ideas of Jane Marcet

Chair: Cynthia J. Koepp, Department of History, Wells College

COFFEE 11:00-11:30

SESSION 8-A 11:30-13:30

Anne Bloomfield
The Significance of the Dancing Master in Creating a Civilized Society

Gisela Miller-Kipp, Educate-scientific Institut, Heinrich Heine Universitaet, Duesseldorf
Shaftesbury: Enlightenment and Self-Culture

Barbara Mooney, Department of Art History, University of Iowa
The Colonial Virginia Gentry and the Problem of Architectural Literacy

Chair: Julia Swindells, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

SESSION 8-B 11:30-13:30

Mary-Clare Martin, School of Education and Training, University of Greenwich
'Family', Friends and Education: Methodism, Community and Gender in the Long Eighteenth Century

Spence Brooks O'Neill, Wake Forest University
'No Less Precious in the Eye of the Omniscient': Elizabeth Hamilton and the Religious Argument for Female Education

Anne Stott, Open University
Evangelicalism and Enlightenment: the Educational Agenda of Hannah More

Chair: Jennifer Mori, Department of History, University of Toronto

LUNCH 13:30-14:15

WORKSHOP 14:30-15:00
Steven Cowan
Changing Technologies of Writing in the late
Eighteenth Century and its impact upon ideas of
reading, writing and schooling

Conference Administrator:
Jan Oram

Conference Organisers:
Mary Hilton, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Jill Shefrin, Trinity College, University of Toronto