What follows is an alphabetical listing of all student
projects that have been completed to date. For project listings by subject
area, please see the Student Project
of the Exotic
Porcelain, silk, tea, pagoda-style buildings....all part of the flood
of exotic influences that spread through England during the 17th and
18th century. Our site will examine the main importer of these goods,
the East India Company, and the role it played in English daily life,
from the parlor to the poorhouses. Step inside and be transported!
(Michelle Brown, Nicole DeRosia, Amber Matheson, and Paul Winterstein)
- Bank of England--Financial Advice for Travelers to the 18th Century
A portal into the 18th Century has been discovered in London and the UN
decided that everyone should have the opportunity to use it! Obviously, there
are a lot of things to consider before traveling in time. Be sure to visit our
website to learn about the financial ramification of your decision and what
your economic standing will be in the 18th Century.
(Kate Dillon and Josh Soper)
This website provides musical, theatrical, and historical background
on John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, which was a ground-breaking
work of its time. Gay broke the mold by popularizing the "ballad opera" form, poking fun at Italian opera. The work was a huge success at its
first performance in 1728 and continues to delight audiences today.
(Donna Bareket, Anne Lauckner, and Deborah Selig)
Best Home Remedies of 1700
If you are feeling ill, mentally or physically, read this handy remedies
booklet, with recipes for antidotes, advice from the famous, and overall
general knowledge about medical problems.
(John A. Bakos, Antoinette S. Gilbert, Tracy L. Heck, and Stacy J. Tiderington)
Through this website we will explore the clothing of the upper class
in eighteenth-century England. This site is set up to look at the clothing
of children, women, and men. As you visit each of the pages, notice
the picture to the left of the title. Click on this picture to read
a summary about that particular section. Then read the story, click
on the links, and find out more about the meaning behind various articles
(Katie Kalis and Whitney Roberts)
This site offers a close examination of the preferred mode of transportation
in the eighteenth century. You have a chance to learn about everything
from the decorations of the carriages of the time to the many different
types. And make sure to take some time to build your own carriage. Whether
you are interested in how the culture of carriages is expressed in literature
of the time or you have a general interest in transportation of the
time this site is for you.
(Amy Anderson and Chad O'Neil)
- Coffee House Culture
Our site embodies the Coffee House Culture that boomed in London during the 18th century. The site includes information on four prominent coffee houses, how literature was impacted by coffee houses, the art that was influenced by this coffee house culture, and how coffee houses functioned as educational environments. We invite you to explore our site and enjoy the coffee house culture that was once a very prominent part of social life in London.
(Stephanie Grynwich and Allison Neal)
- Coins, Currrency, and Cash in Eighteenth Century England
You won't mix up your pennies and pounds after a visit to our site on money and wealth in eighteenth century England. Focusing on the individual's relationship with money, this site lets the reader make economic decisions and see their effects, calculate 1700s money into 2003 American dollars, go shopping in an online store, and much more. You'll never look at your farthings the same way again!
(Andrea East and Michael Richman)
- Comic Art in Eighteenth Century England
Come here to find out about one of the leading forms of satire in eighteenth-century England. You'll learn about the specific arenas in which caricature was used, as well as about the artists who helped to define what could be done with the art form. Marvel at the roots of satirical art dating all the way back to Leonardo da Vinci!
(Wes Bel and Tim Najmolhoda)
City of FORBIDDEN Love
This site explores the homosexual community in 18th century England
and the compromises which arose therein due to the presence of religion
and public perception.
(Laura Flyer and Julia Shih)
Guidelines: Conduct Manuals and Their Influence on Relationships Between
Men and Women
Set up as a new dating guide for the hopeless, our website serves to
acquaint modern users with eighteenth-century style conduct as a last-ditch
effort to find a date. We provide primary sources and an explanation
of their relevancy today, as well as a checklist, quiz, and bibliography.
(Jessica Coen and Mike Breymann)
in Eighteenth-Century England
This web page deals with drinks in 18th century England, primarily beer,
ale and gin. It also discusses taverns and pubs, the influences they
had on social behavior, their architecture, and what types of people
(Melissa Fusco, Dan Henig, and Natalie Lyon)
Don't get left behind in this new commercial age. Join the masses moving
up the social ladder: come immerse yourself in the eighteenth-century
advertising boom! We offer fascinating advertising news, tips from the
stars, and advice from local quacks. We have the information and the
products to solve all of life's little problems, from onanism to dull
razors. Come visit us! The ECE Advertiser: #1 in advertising news.
(Nathan Forster, Jennifer Gates, and Ursula McTaggart)
The website is about 18th century blood sports, including bull-baiting,
stick-fighting, and cock-fighting. It gives the historical background,
popular opinion, and instructions on how to play each game. It also
includes the reactions of the church and women towards these violent
(Tiffany Mitchell, April Slater, and Darcell Sutika)
Eighteenth-Century Crime Project
Framed as the journal entries of three missing students, the site examines
crime and punishment in eighteenth-century England. Specifically, it
looks at petty theft, sex crimes (prostitution and rape), and prisons.
The opening animation will automatically take you to the main page when
it is finished, or you can just skip it with the link at the bottom.
(CJ Munoz, Samantha Gerlach, Meghan Jernigan)
At this address you'll find the main page for an online auction house.
Items available for bidding include works of literature, food and drink,
objects of fine art, forms of popular entertainment, black market goods
and other miscellaneous services. You are encouraged to register as
a Ye Old eBay user and place bids on whatever items catch your fancy.
The details of the site are fairly self-explanatory, but if you have
any particular questions, feel free to email our webmaster at email@example.com.
(Chris Cousino, Gabe Fajuri, and Chris Kula)
Food: An Upper-Class English Dining Experience
Eighteenth-century England was immersed in elaborate ritual. The
food itself may not have been spectacular, but the ceremony of the dining
experience was as important (if not more important) than the quality
of the food. The delights and disasters surrounding the meals of the
wealthy are revealed in: 'Destination: Eighteenth Century Food (An Upper-Class
English Dining Experience).'
(Sarah Janoch, Kimberly Kochanek, and Carrie Mleczko)
This page provides insight into leisure activities of an 18th century,
upper-class woman, focusing on her diet, her embroidery and millinery
activities, the role of music in her domestic life, and the pleasure
gardens she would have attended. It discusses class distinctions and
the general expectations of an upper-class woman. The page also includes
recipes, maps, art and music of the period. References are made to the
works of 18th century authors such as Jane Austen, Daniel Defoe, and
(Courtney Dwight, Amoreena Gonzales-Ralya, and Adrea Korthase)
English Bride: The Eighteenth-Century Gentlewoman's Guide to Marriage
Our site is designed to resemble a bridal magazine in which we include
many interesting pictures, articles, and other extras about marriage
in eighteenth-century England. The bridal magazine was merely a way
to present the information that we had in a creative and fun way. We
hope you enjoy it!
(Emily Fox, Karolyn Kokko, and Ani Shehigian)
This website is an 18th century English fashion magazine, entitled "Enlightened
Elegance." It's the special "Century" edition, reviewing fashion
trends throughout the 18th century. The articles include: An in-depth
look at changes in the dress during this time period, a list of top
ten accessories from the century, fashion tips, a description of the
in-depth look at changes in the dress during this time period, a list
of top ten accessories from the century, fashion tips, a description
of the era's outerwear, and discussion of trends in wigs, hats, and
hairstyles. Pictures placed on the cover and within each article offer
illustrations of all different styles. Links to the bibliography and
glossary provide definitions and source information.
(Jay Cantin, Jessica Hallmark, Jean Lee, and Missy Mares)
the Life of an 18th Century English Criminal
This interactive journey requires its visitors to be very active in
their participation and thoughtful in their choices. As you begin to
make decisions, the interactive journey will be customized for you.
Learn about crime in eighteenth-century England by experiencing the
life of a criminal.
(Tom Aronson, Sam Ellis, Heidi Isaacs, Adriane Magidson)
- Exploring Eighteenth Century England with William Hogarth
William Hogarth’s wide interest in the society and politics that surrounded
him, as well as his artistic talents, allowed him to produce works which
capture the essence of eighteenth century British society with extreme
precision. As a result, his art today not only provides aesthetic
pleasures, but aids its viewers with the exploration of many complex themes
of the time period. Among the many ideas explored by Hogarth’s work were:
prostitution, the opposing views of the city, and British politics.
(Maria Baldysz and Lindsy Katoch)
Our web page is intended to take our viewers through an in-depth and
comprehensive tour of what it was like to attend the popular fairs of
18th Century England. Our tour stops at three fairs, the Southwark Fair,
the May Fair, and the Bartholomew Fair. Included are various other stops
to examine "Who's Who at the Fair," "Sexuality at the Fairs," and "Sights
and Sounds of the Fairs." Our journey includes visits with three- breasted
ladies, Centaurs, and eight-foot tall women, making this a journey one
will not likely forget.
(Brad Haudan, Maribeth Sitkowski, and Sarah Skow)
Emotions in the Eighteenth Century
Have you ever wondered why women are portrayed as irrational, emotional
creatures while men are seen as knowledgable individuals in Eighteenth
Century England? This website explores the emotional characteristics
of women during this time. Social changes that influenced the portrayal
of women are discussed. Scenarios are presented that depict women as
restrained, weak, impassioned, and nurturing and are responded to by
the feminist voice of Mary Wollstonecraft.
(Mary Beth Simpson and Kiran Thakur)
- Female Journalism: From the Eighteenth Century to Today
This project presents a mock newspaper journal which creatively explores
eighteenth century journalism, while also comparing it to journalism of the
modern day. Within this site, comparisons are drawn between the esteemed
eighteenth century female journalist, ELiza Haywood, with the work of the
fictitious Sex and the City columnist, Carrie Bradshaw. Just as any women's
journal of modern-day times, this site incorporates such amenities as a
"Letters To The Editor" page, as well as a "most Frequently Asked Questions"
page, creating a fun and unique web experience for every visitor. We hope you
thoroughly enjoy our site!
(Chelsea Kroll, Elise Ray, Kara Rosella, and Richard Segal)
A survey of the eighteenth-century periodical the Female Tatler,
this site explores a variety of issues surrounding both its production
and consumption including marketing, publication history, and the various
themes discussed by the periodical itself. Enter this site and experience
the literary life of an eighteenth-century reader . . .
(Latha Reddy and Rebecca Gershenson Smith)
Welcome to the Grand Tour! It is wonderful that you have decided to
finish your education traveling, studying, and immersing yourself in
foreign cultures on the Continent. This trip will help you to develop
social and intellectual skills that benefit any refined, upstanding
British gentleman. You will return from your travels with a broadened
mind as well as a good command of foreign languages, a new self-reliance
and self-possession, as well as a highly developed sense of taste and
grace of manners.
(Carlton W. Albright, Maggie Cooper, Sarita Kusuma, and Christine Michaud)
Up Eighteenth-Century Syle
Growing Up Eighteenth-Century Style is a website that explores what
it was like for children to grow up during that period. With four fictional
characters, this site explores how different life was for boys and girls,
as well as upper-class and lower-class. Meet George Moneybags IV, Titania
Blueblood, Tim Oliver, and Pamela Pinch and learn about their families,
education, and ways to have fun!
(Katie Bondy and Grace Edwards)
to your Health: a Trip to an Eighteenth-Century Hospital
This Website invites you to travel to an 18th century hospital as a
patient. In the waiting room of The Porter Institute of Health, you
can explore the availability of medicine during the time period as well
as our staff qualifications and personal biographies. As soon as a doctor
is available he or she will assess your symptoms and prescribe a treatment
based on 18th century medicine. Upon checkout, the staff will equip
you with case studies to assure you of our assessment.
(Charles Chen, Jen Fish, Kate Kammeraad and Nika Schulte)
the British Army!
A narrative survey of the average infantry soldier's experience in the
British Army of the eighteenth century. Packed with informative presentations
of social, cultural and military history, the site guides you through
musty barracks, bloody battles, rowdy drinking sessions, and endless
marches to give you a pleasant (or more accurately, unpleasant) overview
of the Eighteenth Century soldier's life.
(Yoni Brenner and Adi Neuman)
Journey Through the Spanish Conquest
During the height of European maritime superiority, the Spanish began
to colonize areas of Latin America, inaugurating a period which would
later be known as the Spanish Conquest. Dealing with the travel literature
topic of "true history," this website examines the Spanish conquest
along with the various types of literature reflecting the events, from
the Spanish Conquistadors to the native Incas and Aztecs.
(Sean Johnson and Jeff Schultz)
Mile Tours: The Execution of Capital Punishment in Eighteenth Century
Our site is in the format of a tour of Death Row at Newgate Prison
in London. We introduce several criminals, in a first-person adapted
interview, based on actual historical accounts of their lives, crimes,
and punishments. We offer more in-depth information and analysis of
the types of crimes they committed and related laws. We offer background
information on the Bloody Code, types of punishments, conditions at
Newgate Prison, and pardons. We aim to be both informative and entertaining.
(Margaret Hope Allen, Bonnie D. Bonifield, Mandy R. Taylor)
in Eighteenth-Century Literature
This site discovers the prevalence of lesbianism in 18th century literature
by focusing on three books. It also gives some background information
on women in that time period.
(Jen Barill, Lauren Lark, and Guilyn Marose)
Literary Tour of Eighteenth-Century London
This site offers a jaunty tour of the bohemian subcultures that flourished
in 18th-century London. It features brothels, executions, coffee houses,
and Samuel Johnson. Hop in the carriage and check it out, or use the
city map to choose the most intriguing haunts...
(Kelcie Haas and Carolyn Jacobs)
Your Way as a Woman in Eighteenth-Century England
As a woman in England during the 18th century, you must make several
choices about your life. You will need to decide whether or not you
would like to remain single or get married, become a wife or a mother,
even whether or not you would like to become a domestic servant or a
prostitute. As you navigate through these choices you will learn more
about the different roles that women performed during this period.
(Carrie S. Bryant and Lora David)
Arts and Culture
Imagine the 18th Century, a time when a man would stop at no length
to defend his gentlemanly honor and preserve the good name of his family
regardless of his social standing. Now extend your imagination and envision
yourself as such a man . . .
(Derek Arciniaga, Sopheana Duch, and Nancy Westgate)
Wollstonecraft: The Political as Personal
This webpage is devoted to the politics of Mary Wollstonecraft, feminist
author of the 18th-Century. Unlike other Wollstonecraft websites, however,
this homepage has a specific focus centering on the personal application
of her philosophies and politics to her very own life.
(Jennifer Ellis, Jennifer Mahler, and Dorothy McGivney)
Do you ever wonder how the English entertained themselves during the
18th century? Probably not, but if you do wonder and desire the knowledge
of these pasttimes, then do you we have a web-site for you! Our mass
entertainment site will offer you insight into what took place at the
May Day fest or what constituted a freak show at a local fair, or the
glory of a ballad. So visit our site and all the wonders of 18th century
England will appear right before your eyes.
(Ryan Bocskay, Gabriel Burnstein, Lara Grenn, and Jennifer Hickey)
Perspectives on Slavery: An Eighteenth Century English Colloquium
Welcome to 18th Century England's first and only forum on slavery! You
are cordially invited to peruse through a variety of perspectives concerning
this very controversial issue. We have invited guests to speak about
slavery from economic, political, and religious viewpoints. We have
also included two galleries in which you may experience the debate in
the forms of art, letters, and literature. Join us for this enlightening
tour of the controversies surrounding slavery in 18th century England.
(Stephanie Ash and Stephen Lund)
This site looks at five eighteenth-century illustrated editions of Samuel
Richardson's Pamela and examines how the novel was visually interpreted
in its own time, and what we can make of the the illustrations and decorations
today. More broadly, the site explores the function of illustration
and print technologies in the 1700s.
(Lori Errico-Seaman and Olivera Jokic)
- Penal Reform in Eightennth-Century England
This project explores the effects of Enlightenment thought on the theory and practice of judicial punishment in England. Information is provided on a number of the key advocates of penal reform as well as the culture of crime and punishment in their time.
(Lizzie Lane and Christine McIntyre)
on Children: Children's Literature in the Eighteenth Century
This website examines children's literature in England's 18th Century
in order to elucidate the manner in which adults perceived their children.
It begins by outlining the major philosophies that influenced society's
perception of children, and then goes on to show the ways in which children's
literature reinforced the ideals and social standards of the time.
(Jocelyn Kim, Andrew Wong, and Jean Wong)
on Theatre Culture: Early Theatre in England (1660-1737)
The Early Theatre of England was a period of innovation, drama, intellecualism,
and inspiration. Creativity flourished in eclectic forms, as brilliant
playwrights, directors, and actors brought the wonder of literature
to life. Come join us on an exhilirating tour through the world of Early
(Gillian Knoll, Lonnie Schwartz, and Jason Storey)
Changes to Stowe Garden during the 18th Century
This website deals with the philosophical changes behind the evolution
of Stowe Garden during the 18th Century.
(Eric Doeh and Jill DeHaan)
Culture in Eighteenth-Century England
In this web site, bookseller Jacob Tonson guides you through his book
shop and the world of print culture in eighteenth-century England. At
his shop, you can explore genres of eighteenth-century writing, chat
with him about bookselling in the eighteenth century, and take a survey
about what kind of materials you may like to read. Considering the enormous
growth of print culture in England during the eighteenth century, Tonson's
shop is a great place for exploration, education, and enjoyment.
(Molly Kennedy, Deonna Labert, and John Schietinger)
Quest for Mr. Right
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a woman during the
Eighteenth Century? Well, congratulations! Today is your lucky day.
You are about to embark on a journey to a formal ball as an eighteenth-century
upper-class woman in search of a husband. You will choose your dress,
table manners, dancing etiquette, and even the specific man you want
to pursue. And if you play your cards right in each category, there
is not doubt that you will end up with Mr. Right as the evening comes
to a close. So let's get this party started!
(Stacie Koby, Emily Neenan, Samantha Sugar, and Leah Zaiger)
Magazine: Rebellious Women in the 18th Century
In our "Back In Time" Issue, we at Rebel Magazine went back to
the 18th Century and interviewed, observed and just hung out with women
who went against the status quo. We found the beliefs of these women
similiar to those of open-minded people in our contemporary society.
So, pick up your copy of Rebel Magazine at our site today!
( Lashonda Butler, Sarah Leonard, and Lindsay Ott)
This website is about religious satire during the eighteenth century
in England. It deals mostly with the satire of Methodism and the satire
of Jonathan Swift, but also focuses on other major satirists like Henry
Fielding and John Milton.
(Dena Bistolaridis and Antoine Varner)
Theater: Town and Country
Within the pages of Town and Country you will find an insider's guide
to Restoration Theater. You will learn of the foils and follies of writers
such as George Etherege, actesses such as Elizabeth Barry, and of course
you will learn how to correctly comb your periwig. Town and Country
brings you the latest gossip surrounding this socially influential form
of entertainment, gossip that will make sure you are laughing along
with the crowd.
(Greg Deutch, Rebecca Karp)
Society of British Gentlewomen
Women in the Eighteenth Century sure could have used an underground
information site like this one. Here you can find out why they needed
such resources, how women writers of the time were making strides in
women's social positions, and how friendship became an important part
of all of this. Read some of the works of Eliza Haywood, Delarivier
Manley, and Katherine Philip, explore the challenges of female friendship,
and get educated about women--The Secret Society of British Gentlewomen
has all that and more!
(Noel Rozny and Margaret Vincent)
Cyrus Peabody's Betterment Emporium
Hello dear patron! My name is Cyrus Peabody, and welcome
to my Emporium of Betterment, where you will find all the means to becoming
the most moral and virtuous citizen you can be. I provide my gentle
assistance in the main areas which cause our dear citizens concern,
from embarking on the righteous path of a proper courtship, letter writing,
ballroom etiquette, appropriate dress, and how to impart upright character
and moral values in our children.
(Amy Coughlin, Rachel Razgunas, and Crystal Wong)
in the Eighteenth Century--A Shopkeeper's Perspective
Become a pro at navigating through the shopping districts of Eighteenth-Century
London. Listen as a London shopkeeper shares the secrets of shopping,
London's newest form of leisure entertainment. Learn where to go and
what to buy, and if you're nice, he might even give you a deal on some
of his merchandise!
(Alissa Malzman, Allison Richard, and Jessica Sommerville)
in Eighteenth Century England
This website explores the topic of slavery during eighteenth-century
England from the historical beginnings to the inevitable end. This website
provides an in-depth analysis of slave narratives by authors such as
Oloudah Equiano and Phyllis Wheatley. There is also an analysis of different
movies, such as Amistad, as well as how the laws in England affected
(Turkessa Baldridge, London Bell, Tene Jackson, and Erica Major)
Trial of Two Centuries
This website places violent entertainment of the Eighteenth century
on trial. The opening page draws the viewer into a courtroom scene,
with the 20th century prosecutor about to begin his opening statement.
The Prosecution attempts to prove the inhumanity and injustice endemic
to eighteenth century violent entertainment, while the Defense attempts
to introduce eighteenth century violent entertainment as a phenomena
that transcends cultural and temporal categories. The four forms of
entertainment being discussed include public execution, humans against
animals, animals against animals, and popular "bloody sports" of the
(Jason Winokur and Lara Zydor)
To The World Of John Constable
This page is an introduction to the world of the 18th century through
the eyes of the painter John Constable. Ever wanted to enter a painting
like Mary Poppins entered the world of the chimney sweep's chalk art?
This site is your place to be.
(Lee Ann Benkert and Liz Deering)
Wants to be a Perfect Mother?
This site provides a comprehensive overview of the role of mothers
throughout eighteenth century England. As a fun, interactive game, expectant
mothers can learn the proper ways to rear their child, as recommended
by us. Topics range from childbirth and breastfeeding to swaddling and
proper nutrition. Mothers who answer the questions correctly receive
prizes relevant to eighteenth century life. It is our hope that we inform
pregnant women of the joys and sorrows of being a mother. (This is a
fun learning experience for all people, whether or not they are expecting!)
(A.J.D., Lindseyy Gambill, and Liz Lincolnhol)
Writers of Eighteenth-Century England
Our goal in creating this site was to provide samples of significant
women who shaped eighteenth-century English literature. Included in
these pages are nine such women, including Fanny Burney and Hester Thrale.
For each, we provided biographical information and selected works. On
one of the main pages, we've written a summary detailing society's view
of women and their writing during this time. We've also designed a timeline,
which broadly outlines the literary history of eighteenth-century England
so that readers will be able to compare the life and works of these
women with those of better known, male authors. As a final treat, we've
added a 'conversations' page. This discusses the friendships and groups
that many of these women formed with one another. From here, the reader
can choose from three links to listen in on a "mock conversation" that
these women might have.
(Naomi Latva, Brad Painter, and Alex J. Pfund)
World Upside Down: Eighteenth Century Masquerades
It features the history and background of the English masquerade along
with its customs and social implications. The site contains both entertaining
and informative elements.
(Amy Hees, Ismat Mangla, Steven Porentas, and Libby Reece)