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Call for Papers and Panels: BSECS in Oxford

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on August 29, 2009

Brtish Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference

St Hugh’s College, Oxford, January 5-7, 2010

Proposals due by September 26

Main entrance of St Hugh's College, Oxford on St Margaret's Road (Photo by Stannered, Wikimedia Commons)

Main entrance of St Hugh's College, Oxford on St Margaret's Road (Photo by Stannered, Wikimedia Commons)

The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe’s largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century.

We invite proposals for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe, North America, and the wider world. Proposals are invited for individual papers, for fully comprised panels of three papers, for roundtable sessions of five speakers, and for ‘alternative format’ sessions of your devising. While proposals on all and any eighteenth-century topics are very welcome, this year the conference theme will be Time and Space. We would thus particularly welcome proposals for papers that address eighteenth-century understandings and uses of concepts of time, space, and periodisation, throughout the long eighteenth century and in any part of the world. These might include, but will not be confined to: the meanings and significance given to time in all fields from science to music; different ways of measuring time, calendars and almanacs; perceptions/representations of the past and the future, including in art and literature; models and applications of social, literary, architectural, and cosmic space; and travel and geography.