35th ANNUAL CONFERENCE of
THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
4-6 JANUARY 2006
ST. HUGH'S COLLEGE, OXFORD, U.K.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The conference will feature plenary addresses by Ludmilla Jordanova (Cambridge), George Rousseau (Oxford) and David McCallam (Sheffield). We invite proposals for individual papers and especially for full panels of three (or, exceptionally, four papers) on any aspect of the long 18th century, not only in Britain but throughout Europe and the wider world. Such proposals might relate, inter alia, to architecture, art, curatorship, history, international relations, literature, music, politics, science, society, teaching practice and the eighteenth century outside Western Europe and North America. Please submit a 200-word abstract of the proposed paper or panel (including names of panel-speakers and summaries of panel papers), via the BSECS website at http://www.bsecs.org.uk. Papers should be 20 minutes long and should be read in English or French. Presentations in other languages are acceptable so long as transcripts, in English or French, are available for the audience.
The deadline for submission of papers and panel proposals is 30 September 2005. All enquiries regarding the academic programme of the conference should be addressed to the Programme Co-Ordinator, Dr. Matthew Grenby (academicOrganiser@bsecs.org.uk). You will be notified whether your proposal has been accepted by 21 October 2005. In the case of scholars travelling from outside the U.K. we shall endeavour to reach decisions earlier in order to facilitate travel arrangements. The deadline for conference registration will be 12 November 2005. To attend the conference without giving a paper, request an application form direct from the Venue Organiser, Dr. Chris Mounsey (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also download the registration form and find out more about BSECS from our website (http://www.bsecs.org.uk).
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. Matthew Grenby by 28 October 2005 < academicOrganiser@bsecs.org.uk >.
St. Hugh's College is set in fourteen acres of self-contained grounds and is surrounded by lawns, borders and mature trees, making it one of the loveliest hidden delights of Oxford. The College is within ten minutes walking distance of Oxford city centre.
Dr. Chris Mounsey
King Alfred's College
Winchester, SO22 4NR
Dr. Matthew Grenby
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, U.K.