Call for Papers: ‘The Lady’s Magazine at 250’ a two-day event at the University of Kent (24-25 April 2020)

Date: 24-25 April 2020

Location: University of Kent (Canterbury, UK)

Keynote Speakers: Prof Manushag N. Powell (Purdue University) and Dr Chloe Wigston Smith (University of York)

This two-day event will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Lady’s Magazine (1770-1832). Part symposium, part study day and part public celebration of the first recognisably modern women’s magazine, this event will reflect and explore the diverse content, broad readership and multiple legacies of this influential periodical.

The first day will have a full programme of talks on and celebrations of the magazine. The second day will include a study day on fashion, embroidery, material culture and the Lady’s Magazine including optional embroidery workshops, which will allow participants to get hands on with history by learning to embroider a motif from a Lady’s Magazine pattern under the expert tutelage of historical embroidery expert, Alison E. Larkin. Further celebrations and specialist panels will be announced in due course.

Proposals are invited for talks on all aspects of the Lady’s Magazine, its origins, legacies and place in eighteenth-century and Romantic print and periodical culture. Please send abstracts of 250-300 words to Jennie Batchelor ( on or before 1 June 2019.


2 thoughts on “Call for Papers: ‘The Lady’s Magazine at 250’ a two-day event at the University of Kent (24-25 April 2020)

  1. Glenn Foster


    I recently bought a portfolio of paintings, engravings, etchings etc. Amongst them were a group of 9 small engravings for the Lady’s Magazine. Believed to be around 1770/80. They are of historical and significant places, including Warwick castle, Greenwich hospital, Hampton Court and others. Doing my research brought me to this page.
    I was wondering if you would be interested in purchasing them for your event in April of next year. I am interested to know your thoughts and eagerly await your reply.

    I can send images if you require them.

    Kindest regards

    Glenn Foster

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