“Leading Children to a Relish for Knowledge”
Keynote address, “From Uniformity to Reform: Education in the Very Long Eighteenth Century (1660-1870)
Workshop, Institute of Historical Research, October 15, 2011.
“Good Health in the Land of Mother Goose”: Health & Medicine in Early Children’s Books
University of Greenwich, November 23, 2010.
“Copper Plate Pictures for Children”: Prints for the Juvenile Market
Friends of the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, June 8, 2010.
“This Will Make Learning Pleasant”: Early Modern Children & Pictures
The First Annual Mary Pollard Memorial Lecture, Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin, June 2, 2010.
“Mr. Darton Was Induced to Publish”: Booksellers & the Early Infant School Market
The Bibliographical Society (London), March 17, 2009.
“A Ready Way for Children to Learn”: Printed Educational Pastimes & Progressive
Educational Theory in Early Modern Britain
“Aids to Improvement & Pleasure”: Aspects of the Education of Elite Girls in Georgian
Jane Austen Society of North America, Toronto Chapter, September 16, 2007.
Nursery Instruction: Cartographical Novelties for Georgian & Victorian Children
Maps & Society lecture series, The Warburg Institute, London, May 17, 2007.
Friendly Party”: Games & Puzzles for Children
in Eighteenth- & Nineteenth-century Britain
Keynote address, American Game & Puzzle
Collectors Association Convention,
San Francisco, April 14, 2007.
“Allure Learning's Imps along the Dreary Path”: Visual Aids & Educational Pastimes in
Early Modern Education
Lectures in Children’s Culture series, Laurier Brantford College, Wilfred Laurier University, January
“I Have Gained Their Affection by Making Their Learning as Much Play as Possible”:
Education of Royal & Aristocratic Daughters in the Reign of George III
Children’s Books History Society / Textbook Colloquium Study Day, British Schools Museum,
June 21, 2003;
“He Who Kisses the Pope’s Toe ‘Shall Be Banished for His Folly to Iceland’: Imperialism,
Commerce, Religion & Science in Early Games for British Children.”
Fall 2001 Colloquium, Trinity College, University of Toronto, October 31, 2001.
The Puzzled Child: Early Jigsaws for Children.
Seventeenth Annual Meeting, Toronto Museum of Childhood, June 2000.
“Make it a Pleasure & Not a Task”: Educational Games for Children in Georgian England.
Cotsen Children’s Library Inaugural Conference, Princeton University, October 1997. Published in the
Princeton Library Chronicle (Winter, 1998): 251-275
“Pious Child’s Delight”: Evangelical Writing for Children in the Osborne Collection
ALA-American Theological Library Association Conference, June 1991. Published as an annotated
bibliography in the ALA-ATLA Summary of Proceedings, 45th Annual Conference 1991 (1992).
“What Shall We Do Now?”: Nineteenth- & Twentieth-century Children’s Games &
Pastimes from the Osborne Collection”.
Fifth Annual Meeting, Toronto Museum of Childhood, May 1988.
Themes in E. Nesbit’s Fantasies.
Fantasy in Children’s Literature lecture Series. Toronto Public Library / Enoch Turner Schoolhouse,
AGPC 2007 Convention photos © Rick Tucker