CFP: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (UK) (9/30/06; 1/3/07-1/5/07)

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Brycchan Carey

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies


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.

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.

The 2007 conference will feature plenary addresses by Jonathan C.D. Clark
(University of Kansas), Madge Dresser (University of the West of England),
and Brean Hammond (University of Nottingham).

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 Papers should be 20 minutes long, while roundtable
talks are normally around 10 minutes in length.

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

All enquiries regarding the academic programme of the conference should be
addressed to the Programme Coordinator, Dr. Brycchan Carey

You will be notified whether your proposal has been accepted by 23 October
2006. 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 20 November
2006. To attend the conference without giving a paper, request an
application form direct from the Venue Organiser, Dr. Chris Mounsey
( You can also download the registration form and find out
more about BSECS from our website (

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


In the first instance, please contact Dr. Brycchan Carey via BSECS:

Academic Organiser
Dr Brycchan Carey
School of Humanities
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Surrey KT1 2EE

Venue Organiser
Dr. Chris Mounsey
Faculty of Arts
University of Winchester
West Hill
Winchester S022 4NR

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