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18:30 - 19:30 11 February 2014
The East India Company at Home: Private fortunes & public history
Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre |
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom
Professor Margot Finn, Professor of Modern British History, UCL, Margot joined UCL from Warwick University in July 2012, bringing with her the project team of the Leverhulme Trust research project which forms the subject of her inaugural lecture. She is the author of After Chartism: Class and Nation in English Radical Politics, 1848-1874 as well as The Character of Credit: Personal Debt in English Culture, 1740-1914.
The first purpose of this lecture is to discuss key findings from a three-year collaborative research project that explores the impact of the East India Company, the state-sanctioned monopoly that established Britain’s empire on the subcontinent on English, Scottish and Welsh country houses in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The second purpose is to explore the ways in which collaborative academic history projects conducted together with archivists, curators, family historians and organisations such as the National Trust are changing how and why we do history in 21stcentury Britain.
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