WSECS 2020 conference

deadline for submissions: 
October 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 

The Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies ( invites proposals from all disciplines on the general topic of “The Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene and Biodiversity,” scheduled for Friday and Saturday of Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14-15, 2020, at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado).

The Plenary Speaker is:  

Dr. Joyce Chaplin, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University.

Dr. Chaplin teaches the histories of science, climate, colonialism, and environment. She is also an Affiliated Faculty Member in the  Department of the History of Science, and a Faculty Associate of the Harvard University Center for the Environment.

We encourage scholars from all disciplines, including the Sciences, History, Literature, Economics, and Art, to submit proposals related to the conference’s theme on any aspect of the long eighteenth-century in any geographical area.

Panel proposals (including fully-formed panels) are due by September 1, 2019. Individual paper proposals are due by October 15, 2019. Please send a 250-word abstract,  by the respective deadlines, to organizers Aparna Gollapudi (Aparna.Gollapudi@ColoState.EDU) and Andreas Mueller (

Financial Awards (sponsored by Dr. Chaplin): The conference registration fees for six early-career, non-tenure-track scholars presenting papers and/or chairing panels at the meeting will be waived on a first-come-first-serve basis.