Scotland in 1819: A SWINC Workshop

An old painting of the Heriot Hospital in Edinburgh

MW Turner, Heriot’s Hospital, National Galleries of Scotland

Workshop: 14.00–17.00

Seminar room 2.03, 50 George Square

NB: Owing to the size of the room, spaces for the afternoon workshop are strictly limited. Please register by emailing There’s no need to register for the Book Launch.

14.00–14.10 Introduction

  • Professor Penny Fielding and Dr Alex Thomson, Co-directors of SWINC

14.10–15.30 Panel

  • Professor Gerard Carruthers, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Robert Irvine, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Antonia Spencer, Lancaster University

15.30–16.00 Tea & Coffee break

16.00–17.00 ‘England in 1819 revisited’

  • Professor James Chandler, University of Chicago

Book launch: 17.00–18.00

Supported by Edinburgh University Press.

Staff room, 4th floor, 50 George Square.

NB: There’s no need to register if you only plan to attend the launch.

All welcome! Join us to celebrate the publication of Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience and Claim-making during the Romantic era, edited by Michael Demson and Regina Hewitt, in the Edinburgh Critical Studies in Romanticism series, Edinburgh University Press: 2019 and The Land of Story-Books: Scottish Children’s Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century,  edited by Sarah Dunnigan and Shu-Fang Lai, Association for Scottish Literary Studies: 2019. This is the first major study of Scottish children’s literature in the period, including work carried out by the Department’s SELCIE project team in collaboration with Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood.

First published: 15 May 2019