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Begetters of Revolution? Shelburne and the Bowood Circle Reappraised

A Symposium in memory of Derek Jarrett at Sherborne School

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Published on Friday, March 02, 2007 by Natalie Petiteau

Summary

William Shelburne, premier marquis de Lansdowne (1737-1805), est un personnage à part dans l’histoire politique britannique : homme d’Etat, mais aussi penseur et protecteur de penseurs et de philosophes. Ce symposium qui rassemblera des intervenants français et britanniques s’attachera à retracer sa carrière politique au gouvernement ou dans l’opposition ainsi que son attitude vis-à-vis de la Révolution française. Les points suivants seront abordés : ses relations avec la France et Genève (Etienne Dumont, en particulier), son rôle lors des négociations du Traité de Paris en 1783, ses liens avec le milieu non-conformiste en Grande-Bretagne ainsi qu’avec le philosophe Jeremy Bentham. Ce symposium s’inscrit dans une réflexion plus générale sur l’histoire comparée de la France et de la Grande-Bretagne, à travers un hommage à l’historien Derek Jarrett. La rencontre prévoit également des visites du château et des jardins de Bowood.

Announcement

Day One: July 5

10h30-12h30: Arrival and registration
12h30-1h30: Lunch
1h15-2h: Welcome and Introduction (Nigel Aston, Clarissa Campbell Orr)

2h00-3h00: Opening address: Shelburne in Perspective (John Cannon)
3h-3h30: Tea
3h30-5h15: Shelburne: private life and patrimony
1. Family bases: Shelburne, father, brother and sons (Nigel Aston)
2. Shelburne's first wife: the Carteret connection and courtier service (Clarissa Campbell Orr)
3. Shelburne and Ireland (Martyn Powell)
6h30: Drinks and dinner, Sherborne Old School Hall

Day Two: July 6

9h15-12h15: Politics and Political Theory
4. From Chathamites to Shelburnite: Shelburne and political networks before 1782 (Craig Beeston)
5. Shelburne's Constitutional Ideas (Edmond Dziembowski)
6. Shelburne in government (Frank O'Gorman)
7. Shelburne, Opposition Politics and the Changing Face of reform 1783-1805 (John Stevenson)
12h15-3h30: Lunch, followed by a Walk around Sherborne

3h30-6h00: Money and Industry
8. Shelburne and the West Midlands Connection (Peter Jones)
9. Shelburne, Finance and Sir Francis Baring (John Orbell)
10. Shelburne, America and the Peace of Paris (Peter Marshall)
11. Shelburne, the European Powers and the Peace of 1783 (Andrew Stockley)

7h30. Supper, Sherborne Old College Hall

Day 3: July 7

9h15-12h15: The Bowood Circle
12. Geneval culture, citizenship and Bowood thinking (Linda Kirk)
13. Dumont's politics: Bowood and the Reform of Large Empires (Richard Whatmore)
14. (title t.b.a., Cyprian Blamires)
15. Opening the door to Truth and Liberty: Bowood's The French Connection (Robin Eagles)
16. Bentham's mentor? The Bentham-Shelburne relationship reconsidered (Emmanuelle de Champs)

12h30-1h15: Lunch
17. Capability Brown at Bowood and Wycombe (John Phibbs)

Afternoon excursion to Bowood, reception and dinner

Day 4: July 8

9h30-10h45: Shelburne and religion
18. Shelburne and religious reform c.1770-1795 (Grayson Ditchfield)
19. Burke, Shelburne, Bowood, and the Dissenters (John Seed)
11h-12h30: Round table and future directions for Shelburne Research

 

 

Places

  • Sherbone School
    Sherborne, Britain

Date(s)

  • Sunday, July 08, 2007
  • Thursday, July 05, 2007

Contact(s)

  • Clarissa Campbell Orr
    courriel : c [dot] c [dot] orr [at] anglia [dot] ac [dot] uk

Information source

  • Clarissa Campbell Orr
    courriel : c [dot] c [dot] orr [at] anglia [dot] ac [dot] uk

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« Begetters of Revolution? Shelburne and the Bowood Circle Reappraised », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Friday, March 02, 2007, https://calenda.org/192765

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