The Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society (ECSSS) invites proposals for papers to be presented at its annual conference, to be held at Old College, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, from 3 to 6 July 2002. The conference is being co-sponsored by the Centre for the History of Ideas in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh, and will be held in association with the university's Centre for the History of the Book.
In this, ECSSS’s first-ever Edinburgh conference, the theme of Union and Cultural Identities in Eighteenth-Century Scotland has been chosen to reflect the changing perspectives on eighteenth-century Scotland since the advent of the modern Scottish Parliament in 1999. Paper proposals will be particularly welcome on the following themes:
The Production of Culture
The Scottish Enlightenment and History
Scotland and Ireland
The Book and the Book Trade
Papers will be 20-25 minutes long.
The plenary speakers will include Linda Colley, Leverhulme Research Professor of History at the European Institute, London School of Economics. The conference will feature an excursion to Paxton House in Berwickshire, with talks on its fine library and picture gallery; an evening of Burns songs with violin and cello accompaniment at St. Cecilia’s Hall in the Edinburgh Cowgate; and a book exhibit at Edinburgh University Library.
Proposals are due on January, 31, 2002 and should include a one-page abstract (with paper title) and a brief c.v. Please send proposals to:
Department of Scottish History
University of Edinburgh
17 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh EH8 9LN, Scotland, UK
Fax: 0131 650 4042
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