Call for Papers | 2013 BSECS Conference

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on August 29, 2012

From the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies:

2013 BSECS Conference — Credit, Money and the Market
St Hugh’s College, Oxford, 3-5 January 2013

Proposals due by 30 September 2012

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 fully comprised panels of three or four papers, for roundtable sessions of up to five speakers, for individual papers, 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 Credit, Money and the Market. We would thus particularly welcome proposals for panels and papers that address eighteenth-century understandings of Credit, Money and the Market, and their workings and effects, broadly conceived, throughout the long eighteenth century, at all levels of society, and in any part of the world. These might include, but will not be confined to: the meanings and significance given to Credit, Money and the Market in all fields from history, politics and religion, to the arts, literature, and philosophy; the way money is represented in the theatre, literature, philosophy and the arts; credit and reputation; debt and debtors; ‘capitalism’; ‘speculation’; financial ‘bubbles’; trade and business; ‘new money’; banks and financiers; ‘The Exchange’; investment; ‘moral economy’; and ‘the black economy’.

All enquiries regarding the academic programme of the conference should be addressed to the academic programme co-ordinator, Dr Corinna Wagner academic@bsecs.org.uk. To submit a proposal, please click here.

Keynote Speakers

Robert D. Hume — The Value of Money: Prices, Incomes, and Buying Power in Eighteenth-Century England

Julian Hopitt — Scottish Oeconomy and English Debts

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