David Hume

David Hume and the Jacobites

1:00pm - 2:00pm / Tuesday 10th December 2019 / Venue: This session will take place in Seminar Room 7 in 1-7 Abercromby Square. Abercromby SQ (West)
Type: Seminar / Category: Department / Series: Eighteenth-century worlds
  • Admission: This is a free seminar.
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This session will consider the connections between the Scottish Enlightenment historian, philosopher, and political thinker David Hume (1711-76) and the Jacobites, the supporters of the exiled Stuart royal family in eighteenth-century Britain. It argues that many Jacobites and non-Jacobites co-existed harmoniously to a surprising degree in eighteenth-century Scotland, and that Hume’s life and work provides an excellent case study for illustrating this. Dr Max Skjönsberg joined the Department of History at Liverpool as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in October 2019, working on the Libraries, Reading Communities and Cultural Formation in the Eighteenth Century Atlantic project.