Text, Artefact, Identity: Horace Walpole and the Queer Eighteenth Century Conference

Strawberry Hill, Twickenham

15 - 16 February 2019 | Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham, TW1 4ST

This conference will bring together scholars and curators from the disciplines of Literature, Cultural History, Art and Architectural History, and Heritage to investigate LGBTQ perspectives on the “long” eighteenth century, and features keynotes from Walpole’s biographer, George Haggerty, and Matthew Reeve, who has written extensively on Gothic architecture, sexuality & aesthetics.

Hosted in partnership with Horace Walpole’s Gothic villa at Strawberry Hill in west London, it will complement a major exhibition taking place October 2018-February 2019, “The Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill”, which will bring together, for the first time since 1842, masterpieces from Walpole’s collection. There will be an opportunity to visit the exhibition during the conference.

One and two-day tickets available, in addition to reduced price student and unwaged concessions.

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The conference is a partnership between the National Trust, Strawberry Hill & St Mary’s University.

Find out more about the conference and the confirmed list of speakers.