Romanticism and Eighteenth Century Studies Oxford

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Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Studies Oxford (RECSO) is a graduate-led initiative for scholars across the Humanities Division. Our aim is to provide a platform for graduates and academics from various disciplines to discuss and share their research into the long eighteenth century. It also facilitates the development of projects, workshops and larger events, as well as providing a physical meeting space for RECSO’s growing body of members.

In Michaelmas term 2016, RECSO will be considering ‘Researching the Eighteenth Century’, convened by Dr. Fiona Gatty. These sessions build upon our successful 2014 series ‘Teaching the Eighteenth Century’, with a focus on the challenges faced by researchers today.

In Hilary term 2017 we will be running a workshop/study day on ‘Eighteenth-Cultures of Collecting in Britain’, convened by Alice Little. Following the success of our inaugural conference last year, we will hold annual interdisciplinary conference in Trinity term 2017, organized by Joanna Raisbeck. Details of both to be announced soon.

The RECSO website ( provides a directory of seminars, contacts, online resources, and the latest news from a range of different disciplines in Oxford and beyond, as well as information about our regular events, talks, and workshops (see ‘Events’ for more information).


To participate in this Network, please contact Eamonn O'Keeffe ( We are always interested to hear from individuals with an interest in this period and welcome ideas for talk, lectures, events and collaborative projects.

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