Events and Funding

The series editors are grateful to the Director and Trustees of Dr Williams’s Library for permission to publish manuscript material from the Robinson archive, and for providing the venue for several of the events listed below.

Recent and current papers

  • North American Society for the Study of Romanticism annual conference, Ottawa, 10-13 August 2017. Eugene Stelzig, ‘Henry Crabb Robinson’s Reminiscences as Autobiography’
  • Camden History Society Lecture, Thursday 20 July 2017, 7.30pm. James Vigus, ‘Henry Crabb Robinson: Provincial Dissenter, Londoner, European’
  • Paper at conference of the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, Anglo-German Biography, Notre Dame (Trafalgar Square, London), 16 June 2017. James Vigus, ‘The Reminiscences of Henry Crabb Robinson: A Self-Effacing Autobiography’
  • Lunchtime seminar, Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English, 22 March 2017. Timothy Whelan, ‘Mary Hays, William Godwin, and the Dissenting Tradition of Women’s Correspondence’
  • Paper at conference Idealismus und Romantik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena, 18 March 2017. James Vigus, ‘Henry Crabb Robinson’s Mediation of “The German Aesthetick or Philosophy of Taste”‘
  • Lunchtime seminar, Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English, 8 March 2017. James Vigus, ‘A Victorian Friendship: The Correspondence of Sara Coleridge with Henry Crabb Robinson’

Sponsored events until 2016

  • Seminar in Dissenting Studies, 17 June 2015, Dr Williams’s Library
    Timothy Whelan, ‘Mary Hays and Henry Crabb Robinson: Reconstructing a “Female Biography”’.
    This paper was delivered as part of Whelan’s Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at QMUL.
  • Paper at the conference Dissent and the Representation of War, 16 May 2015, Dr Williams’s Library
    Karen Racine, ‘Our Man in Spain: Henry Crabb Robinson as War Correspondent for The Times during the Peninsular War (1808-1809)’
  • Henry Crabb Robinson Project Workshop, 12 July 2013, Dr Williams’s Library
    This workshop, which brought together the editorial team and the advisory board to plan the editorial conventions and methods of working on the Project, was funded by a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Grant to James Vigus.
  • Seminar in Dissenting Studies, 17 April 2013, Dr Williams’s Library
    James Vigus, ‘Researching Henry Crabb Robinson: What Became of his Early Interest in German Thought?’
    For an abstract, please click here.
  • Seminar in Dissenting Studies, 8 February 2012, Dr Williams’s LibraryPhilipp Hunnekuhl, ‘The Triumph of the “Failed Literator”: Henry Crabb Robinson on Metaphysics, Science, and Literature’
    For an abstract, please click here.

Funding

  • The German Research Foundation (DFG) funds Philipp Hunnekuhl’s postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Hamburg (from August 2015). The same scheme has funded the imaging of Robinson’s Early Diaries.
  • The German Research Foundation (DFG), through the Excellence Initiative of the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, funded James Vigus’s postdoctoral project ‘From Unitarianism to Romanticism: Philosophical Necessity and Aesthetic Autonomy’, 2009-2012. The same scheme has contributed to the cost of transcription, and funded a 2-month visiting fellowship for Timothy Whelan in Munich (2011), during which Whelan and Vigus wrote the proposal for Oxford University Press.
  • The Florabella Trust has provided a charitable donation to Dr Williams’s Library towards imaging Robinson’s correspondence (2015).
  • The Wyfold Charitable Trust has provided a donation to Dr Williams’s Library towards imaging Robinson’s correspondence (2015).
  • The School of English and Drama and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, jointly sponsored Whelan’s 1-month Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at QMUL (2015).
  • The Franklin Travel Grant, American Philosophical Society, has funded the imaging and transcribing of more than 200 letters to and from Robinson not held by Dr. Williams’s Library, together with Whelan’s travel for this project (2013).

Public Engagement until 2016

The following talks have been open to members of the public:

  • Senate House Library Illumination Series, Senate Hovigus-Senate-House-posteruse, London, 29 October 2015
    James Vigus, ‘Henry Crabb Robinson’s Bildungsreise
  • Seminar in Dissenting Studies, 17 June 2015, Dr Williams’s Library
    Timothy Whelan, ‘Mary Hays and Henry Crabb Robinson: Reconstructing a “Female Biography”’.
    This paper was delivered as part of Whelan’s Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at QMUL. For an abstract, please click here.
  • Seminar in Dissenting Studies, 17 April 2013, Dr Williams’s Library
    James Vigus, ‘Researching Henry Crabb Robinson: What Became of his Early Interest in German Thought?’ For an abstract, please click here.
  • Seminar in Dissenting Studies, 8 February 2012, Dr Williams’s Library
    Philipp Hunnekuhl, ‘The Triumph of the “Failed Literator”: Henry Crabb Robinson on Metaphysics, Science, and Literature’. For an abstract, please click here.
  • Seminar in Dissenting Studies, 9 July 2008, Dr Williams’s Library
    James Vigus, ‘Henry Crabb Robinson’s Conversion to Kantianism’. For an abstract, please click here.
  • Seminar in Dissenting Studies, 14 June 2006, Dr Williams’s Library
    Timothy Whelan, ‘Henry Crabb Robinson and the Culture of Dissent, 1790-1805’. For an abstract, please click here.