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Architecture and Polite Culture in Eighteenth-Century England: Blackstone's Architectural Manuscripts

In January 2003 Carol Matthews took up a scholarship awarded by the project in the School of History and Politics; her doctoral thesis (supervised jointly by Prof. Wilfrid Prest and Prof. Anthony Radford of the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design, University of Adelaide) will consist of a scholarly edition with introduction of Blackstone's architectural manuscripts (1743, 1747) now held by the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, and the Codrington Library, All Souls College.

Conference and Seminar Papers

'Architecture and Polite Culture in Eighteenth-Century England: Blackstone's Architectural Manuscripts'. Delivered at the 33rd Annual of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS), University of Oxford, January, 2004.

' "On yer Bike": Contesting a Cultural Anachronism'. Conference: 'Old Worlds, New Worlds', the 5th Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Early Modern Scholars (ANZAMEMS), University of Auckland, February 2005.

'Blackstone, Architecture and the Law: A Starting Point':
Research Day Symposium, School of Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, University of Adelaide, September, 2005.

'" I have often thought of ye law ... as a Regular Edifice": Blackstone, Law and Architecture'. Enlightenment and Reform in Modern British Culture, 14th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Modern British History Association (AMBHA). University of Tasmania, December 2005.

'The Blackstone Brief: Editing the 'Elements of Architecture'. Research Day Symposium, School of Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, University of Adelaide, October, 2006.

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