Social interaction

Anacreontick's in full song, by James Gillray, 1801. National Portrait Gallery: NPG D12773. Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons.


This entry describes conviviality as it was practised in the eighteenth century with distinctions between sociability and conviviality. It also describes the use of the term, and the specific rituals associated with convivial culture.
C. Williams, satirical print entitled

Scottish clans

This entry gives an overview of the social structures, manners and sociability of the Scottish clans during the long 18th century. It presents the debates about their place in the Scottish and British societies in the context of the Union of 1707 and the Jacobite rebellions as well as of the Enlightenment ideas of improvement in society.

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