Some Origins of Celebrity Culture in Mid-Georgian England: A Microhistory

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George Rousseau (University of Oxford), speaking on ‘Some Origins of Celebrity Culture in Mid-Georgian England: a Microhistory’

Professor George Rousseau is a cultural historian whose work encompasses literature, medicine, science, and fame in the Enlightenment. His most recent book, The Notorious Sir John Hill: The Man Destroyed by Ambition in the Era of Celebrity has been widely praised and shortlisted for the Oscar Kenshur Prize.

The Celebrity Research Network at TORCH seeks to bring together scholars in the Humanities at the University of Oxford who are interested in concepts and histories of celebrity. For more information, get in touch with Ruth Scobie ( or go to

This event will be followed by a wine reception to launch the Celebrity Research Network’s activities in 2013-2014.


Celebrity Research

Contact name: Ruth Scobie

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Audience: Open to all