William Godwin's Diary: Reconstructing a Social and Political Culture 1788-1836

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford

The Godwin Diary project would like to remind colleagues that the deadline for conference paper proposals is 1 October 2009.

On 23-24 July 2010 the Leverhulme sponsored research project responsible for editing the diary of William Godwin will hold a two-day conference to introduce scholars to the new resource and to explore how that resource provides a distinctive light on our understanding of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century social and political culture. The Godwin Diary conference will mark the culmination of three years' effort to edit the diary and publish a digital and fully searchable edition. Accompanying the searchable text will be a complete scan of the original diary. The conference organizers have invited a number of speakers but would also welcome proposals for paper from those interested in exploring the light that the resource can shed on their own research interests.

Full details on the conference can be found at: http://godwindiary.politics.ox.ac.uk.


The organizers are delighted to announce five student bursaries for the Godwin Diary conference, valued at £200 (4) and £250 (1). These bursaries are possible thanks to the generosity of the British Academy and the Bibliographical Society.

Applicants with a research interest in the history of printing, publishing, bookselling, bookbinding and collecting will be preferred for the £250 bursary. Applicants submitting a proposal will be preferred. All bursary applicants should submit a) a 1-page cv b) a letter of recommendation from their supervisor and c) a statement (no more than 500 words) on how attending the conference would benefit their research by 31 October 2009.
Electronic submission is preferred: godwin.diary@politics.ox.ac.uk