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 Showcase.

  • Aesthetics 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 has
    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)

  • 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 audiences today.
    (Donna Bareket, Anne Lauckner, and Deborah Selig)

  • The 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)

  • Clothing Chronicles
    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 of clothing.
    (Katie Kalis and Whitney Roberts)

  • Coaches and Carriages
    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)

  • The 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)

  • Dating 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)

  • Drink 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 went there.
    (Melissa Fusco, Dan Henig, and Natalie Lyon)

  • The Eighteenth-Century Advertiser
    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)

  • Eighteenth-Century Blood Sports
    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 sports.
    (Tiffany Mitchell, April Slater, and Darcell Sutika)

  • The 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)

  • Eighteenth-Century eBay Project
    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 gfajuri@umich.edu. Happy bidding!
    (Chris Cousino, Gabe Fajuri, and Chris Kula)

  • Eighteenth-Century 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)

  • Eighteenth-Century Leisure
    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 Fanny Burney.
    (Courtney Dwight, Amoreena Gonzales-Ralya, and Adrea Korthase)

  • The 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)

  • Enlightened Elegance
    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)

  • Explore 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)

  • Fair Experience
    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)

  • Female 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)

  • 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 Grand Tour
    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)

  • Growing 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)

  • Here's 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)

  • Join 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)

  • A 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)

  • Last Mile Tours: The Execution of Capital Punishment in Eighteenth Century England
    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)

  • Lesbianism 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)

  • A 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)

  • Make 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)

  • Martial 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)

  • Mary 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)

  • Mass Entertainment
    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)

  • Multiple 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)

  • Pamela Illustrated
    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)

  • Perspectives 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)

  • Perspectives 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 English Theatre!
    (Gillian Knoll, Lonnie Schwartz, and Jason Storey)

  • Philosophical 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)

  • Print 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)

  • The 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)

  • Rebel 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)

  • Religious Satire
    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)

  • Restoration 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)

  • Secret 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)

  • Self-Improvement: 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)

  • Shopping 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)

  • Slavery 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 slavery.
    (Turkessa Baldridge, London Bell, Tene Jackson, and Erica Major)

  • A 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)

  • Welcome 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)

  • Who 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)

  • Women 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)

  • The 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)

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