These student projects exemplify an exceptionally high standard of research,
original interpretation, and innovative, attractive design.
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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, Ursula McTaggart)
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: Eighteenth Century Food:
An Upper-Class English Dining Experience.
(Sarah Janoch, Kimberly Kochanek, and Carrie Mleczko)
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!
(Ani Shehigian, Emily Fox, and Karolyn Kokko)
Exploration of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera
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
(Donna Bareket, Deborah Selig, and Anne Lauckner)
Her Own: The Female Tatler
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)
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.
(Adi Neuman, Yoni Brenner)
Mile Tours: The Execution of Capital Punishment in Eighteenth
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
(Margaret Hope Allen, Bonnie D. Bonifield, Mandy R. Taylor)
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...
(Carolyn Jacobs & Kelcie Haas)
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.
(Lora David and Carrie S. Bryant)
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.
(Stephen Lund and Stephanie Ash)
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.
(Jean Wong, Jocelyn Kim, and Andrew Wong)
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 position, 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)
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 day.
(Jason Winokur and Lara Zydor)