ELLIS Markman

Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Queen Mary, University of London.

Research expertise

Eighteenth-century literature and culture; eighteenth-century London and literature; science; criticism and intellectual culture in the eighteenth century; sensibility and women's writing in the eighteenth century; slavery and empire in eighteenth-century culture.


Objects Practices


The tea-table is an object, an event, and an idea, the context of which is the emergence of tea drinking in Britain in the late-seventeenth and early-eighteenth centuries. As an item of furniture, the tea-table is a small table, imported from Asia or of domestic manufacture, whose purpose was to facilitate tea drinking.