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Claire Helen Louise George
PhD student Centre for Seventeenth-Century Studies
Durham University


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Claire Helen Louise George

PhD student Centre for Seventeenth-Century Studies
Durham University

  Education
PhD - Topical portrait prints in later seventeenth-century Britain
Centre for Seventeenth-Century Studies, Durham University (UK)

2001 - Present

MA - Seventeenth-Century Studies
Centre for Seventeenth-Century Studies, Durham University (UK)
Dissertation - Tradescant's Ark and English contacts with non-European
culture in seventeenth-century Britain.
First term paper- The Arminian restoration of Prior Castell's Clock,
Durham Cathedral
Second term paper- Methodologies for studying Early Modern tombstones
in Durham city and Newcastle

2000 - 2001

CELTA certificate in English Language Teaching
Bell Language School, Cambridge (UK)

 

BA (Hons) 2:1 - History of Art
School of World Art Studies and Museology,University of East Anglia (UK)
Final year specialisation- Satirical prints in eighteenth-century London

1995 - 1998

Erasmus student
University of Pisa, Italy
Special subjects Drawing in Renaissance Florence and Nineteenth-century
American Painting.

1996 - 1997

A' levels - English Literature (A) Biology (A) History (A)
Gaywood Park High School Sixth Form Centre, King's Lynn (UK)

1993 - 1995

Publications

 

 
'Marketing Medals in Early Modern Britain: Advertisements for Medals of Charles V of Lorraine and Charles III 'King of Spain' The MedalNo. 42

Spring 2003

'Medal advertisements and the Glorious Revolution: an undiscovered George Bowers notice in The Orange Gazette of January 1689' The Medal No.43 Autumn 2003
'Marketing reputations: heroes and villains in Early Modern portrait prints and political verse' in C.H.L.George and Julie Sutherland eds Heroes and Villains: The Creation and Propagation of an Image

Forthcoming

Conference papers

 

 
'Marketing reputations: heroes and villains in Early Modern portrait prints and political verse;'
Centre for Seventeenth-Century Studies interdisciplinary one-day conference 'Heroes and Villains: The Creation and Propagation of an Image' at St.John's College, Durham University

29 March 2003

'Individual and group representations in late seventeenth-century portrait prints'
Centre for Seventeenth-Century Studies Tenth International Conference
'The Individual and the Group' University College, Durham University

14 -17 July 2003

Other Academic experience

 

 
Lecture on Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassicism as part of the 'Europe in the Age of Absolutism and the Enlightenment' undergraduate course organised by the History department, Durham University.

27 January 2004

19 teaching hours and essay marking responsibilities for the History department's first year undergraduate course 'Europe in the Age of Absolutism and the Enlightenment'. Areas covered: the social structures of early modern Europe, Protestantism, Louis XIV and Louis XV, the public sphere and Austria 1740-1792.

Academic year: 2003-4

Co-organiser with Julie Sutherland of the Heroes and Villains one-day conference held at St.John's College, Durham University

29 March 2003

Co-editor with Julie Sutherland of the proceedings from the Heroes and Villains one-day conference

Forthcoming

Presented a studies seminar on the print trade in seventeenth-century London for the Centre for 17th-century studies.

June 2002

Employment

 

 
Language Centre Assistant, Durham University
Cataloguing, digitalising and organising language materials. Supervisory
duties.

2001- present

Voluntary student house representative, Ustinov College
Reporting students' problems to the College administration and suggesting
solutions.

2001 - 2002

Study Centre Supervisor, Studio School of English, Cambridge
Administrative and supervisory duties in the library. Some supply teaching.

Summer 2000

Italian to English translator and news reader, Televenezia, Mestre (VE) Italy
Translating local news transmissions into English and recording them for
broadcast online. Some simultaneous translation involved.

Jan to May 2000

Bilingual tourist guide for Francesco Plateroti's exhibition of rediscovered Van Gogh drawings, Venice, Italy
Describing the life and works of Van Gogh in Italian and English.

Sept 2000 to
May 2001

English teacher, Oxford School of English, Mirano (VE) Italy
Teaching teenagers and business and general English courses to adult
learners.I also constructed a course for pre-school children. Other duties
included creating and marking exam papers.

Oct 1999 to
July 2000

Voluntary cataloguer of paper artefacts, King's Lynn museum
Describing and assigning catalogue numbers to a collection of twentieth
century paper artefacts recently donated to the museum.

Summer 1995

Skill and Interests

 

 
After three years in Italy I speak fluent Italian. I also know French and am starting to learn Korean.

I enjoy drawing with pen and ink. In the future I would like to write and illustrate history material for young people. At present I am working towards this aim by writing an interdisciplinary History weblog for young people.

 

 
 
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