Knight Errant of the Distressed Graduate Student Seminar

February 13, 2023

Postponed: Date tba

- 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Lewis Walpole Library is pleased to host a collections-based seminar for graduate students around the exhibition Knight Errant of the Distressed: Horace Walpole and Philanthropy in Eighteenth-Century London currently on display at the library through June 30, 2023. The exhibition is organized by guest curator Andrew Rudd, Senior Lecturer in English at University of Exeter.

The seminar will explore the rich and multifaceted culture of philanthropy in eighteenth-century England. Participants will have a unique opportunity to study materials from the exhibition and the library’s wider collections, which encompass visual art, music, the sentimental tradition, topographical images and a host of ephemeral and manuscript items used to promote good causes and charitable giving.

For more information about the seminar and to register, see our Seminars page