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The Eighteenth Century Seen Around the World
Philadelphia, April 2000

CALL FOR PAPERS "The Eighteenth Century Seen Around the World" American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 12-16 April 2000
The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) is announcing early its annual meeting to be held in Philadelphia on April 12-16, 2000. The theme for the conference is "The Eighteenth Century Seen Around the World," and the Society intends to use this conference to invite and encourage participation in ASECS by scholars with research specialties across the globe. Philadelphia was the second largest city in the eighteenth-century British empire, and to this day its libraries are among the finest in the country for the study of the period. The Library Company is among the most famous and it will be one of our hosts. In celebration of the new century, exhibitions will be held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (on Rome in the 18th century), Van Pelt Library, and the American Philosophical Society, etc. By tradition, ASECS has served an important role in fostering interdisciplinary communication and scholarship among specialists in literary criticism, history, philosophy, art history, and music whose work falls within the long, Euro-American eighteenth century. With the Philadelphia meeting, the Society wishes to expand further its integrative tradition by encouraging the submission of papers and panels from scholars working in Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and American traditions during the long eighteenth century (late seventeenth to early nineteenth centuries). The Society especially wishes to encourage the submission of panels that include papers representing diverse cultures and geographic regions, and also, but not necessarily, papers and panels focusing upon interaction between the Euro-American world and other parts of the world. Formal details on the submission on panels and papers will be announced in the spring of 1999. At present we would welcome preliminary submissions so that the program committee may better gauge the strength of interest within various regions and fields. For further information on ASECS, please see our website at: http://calliope.jhu.edu/associations/asecs/. Submit ideas to asecs@wfu.edu or to 2000@ccat.sas.upenn.edu which will reach the present organizing committee.