The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe’s largest and most prestigious conference dealing with all aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century.
The next conference will be held at St Hugh's College, Oxford, United Kingdom, on 3-5 January 2007.
We invite proposals for individual papers, for full panels of three papers, and for roundtable sessions of five speakers, on any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe and the wider world.
While proposals on all and any eighteenth-century topics are welcome, this year the conference theme will be ‘Slavery and Abolition’, to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade. We would thus particularly welcome proposals for papers that address any aspect of slavery and abolition throughout the long eighteenth century.
Please submit a 2-300-word abstract of the proposed paper, panel, or roundtable (including names of speakers and summaries of papers in the case of comprised panels and roundtables), via the BSECS website at http://www.bsecs.org.uk. Papers should be 20 minutes long, while roundtable talks are normally around 10 minutes.
The official languages of the conference are English and French. Presentations in other languages are acceptable if transcripts in English or French are available for the audience.
The deadline for submission of papers and panel proposals is 30 September 2006.
All enquiries regarding the academic programme of the conference should be addressed to the Programme Coordinator, Dr. Brycchan Carey (email@example.com.
BSECS is proud to be able to support scholars to attend this conference. Five bursaries of £100 each will be available for graduate students whose papers have been accepted and who are registered for a higher degree at a U.K institution of higher education. In addition, accommodation costs and the conference fee will be waived for up to five scholars whose papers have been accepted and who are based in nations whose scholars cannot normally afford to attend conferences in Western Europe. Applications for bursaries, including a curriculum vitae and an indication of other sources of financial support, should reach Dr. Brycchan Carey by 27 October 2006 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For further information, visit the BSECS website at:
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