CFP Apr 26, 2001

British Society for 18th Century Studies (Queens' College Cambridge, 4.-6.1.02)

Derek Hughes

The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies would welcome relevant
proposals for papers or panels. The conference is wide ranging, covering
all aspects of eighteenth-century thought, culture, and history.

Derek Hughes
Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies
University of Warwick
Vice-President, BSECS


4-6 JANUARY 2002



The conference will feature plenary addresses by Rachel Cowgill (University
of Leeds) and David Wootton (Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of
London). The ASECS/BSECS Annual Seminar will focus on late seventeenth-
and early eighteenth-century habits of reading; Steven Zwicker (Washington
University, St. Louis) will deliver the keynote lecture on 'The Constitution
of Opinion and the Pacification of Reading'.

We invite proposals for 25-minute papers on any aspect of literature,
history, art, politics and society of the Long Eighteenth Century
(1660-1800). We also welcome proposals for panels. Please submit a 200-word
abstract or a brief description of the proposed panel, including the names
of the speakers and summaries of their papers, via the BSECS website at The deadline for submission of abstracts and panel
proposals is 15 September 2001.

All enquiries regarding the academic programme of the conference should be
addressed to the Programme Coordinator Paulina Kewes ( You
will be notified whether your proposal has been accepted by 30 September.
The deadline for registration will be 15 November. To attend the conference
without giving a paper, request an application form direct from the Venue
Organiser Mary Waldron (; You
can also download the registration form and find out more about BSECS from
our website.

Five bursaries of Pounds 100 each will be available for graduate students
abstract has been accepted for presentation at the conference and who are
registered for a higher degree at a UK institution of higher education.
Applications, including a copy of the paper abstract, a CV, and an
indication of other likely sources of financial support, should reach
Professor Frank O'Gorman ( no later than 20 October.

Founded in the fifteenth century by one powerful lady, Margaret of Anjou,
wife of Henry VI, and later re-endowed by another, Elizabeth Woodville, wife
of Edward IV, Queens' College Cambridge enjoys a picturesque riverside
situation. It offers splendid conference facilities and accommodation for
delegates, including single and twin en suite rooms. Further information
about the venue is available from the Queens' College website at

Contact addresses:

Dr Paulina Kewes (
2002 BSECS Conference Programme Coordinator
Department of English
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Hugh Owen Building, Penglais
Aberystwyth SY23 3DY

Dr Mary Waldron (;
2002 BSECS Conference Venue Organiser
Crowbush Cottage
Chatham Green Little Waltham
Chelmsford Essex CM3 3LF

Professor Frank O'Gorman (
2002 BSECS Conference Graduate Bursaries Coordinator
Department of History
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL

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