CFP: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (UK) (9/28/07; 1/3/08-1/5/08)

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Brycchan Carey
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British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies


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

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 'Religions and Beliefs'. We would thus
particularly welcome proposals for papers that address any aspect of
religion, faith, and belief - or the absence of these - throughout the long
eighteenth century and in any part of the world.

The 2008 conference will feature plenary addresses by John Barrell
(University of York) and Jeremy Gregory (University of Manchester).

Please submit a 2-300-word abstract of the proposed paper, panel, or
roundtable (including names of speakers, panel chair, 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 Friday 28
September 2007.

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 Monday 22
October 2007. 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 Friday 23
November 2007. 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.
Eight 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 Friday 26 October 2007


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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