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British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Aberdeen, August 2000


CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
IN 2000


As announced at the Society's AGM in 1998, in order to give the Millennium
Bug the time to expire, the Annual Conference of BSECS will be held
between 10 and 14 August 2000 in the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. 

The session titles already proposed are as follows:

The Armed Forces			The Noble Savage
The Capital and the Provinces		Philosophical Discourses
The XVIIIth-Century Avant-garde		Poverty and Affluence
Fairy Tales				Printing and Publishing
Gender					Private Theatres
History of Ideas			Public and Private Space
Horror in Life and Literature		Public Ritual and Spectacle
The Idea of Rank			Religion and Superstition
Intellectual Frontiers			Scientific Inquiry
Literary Inquiry			Technology
The Marvellous				Travel
Medicine				Visual Culture
Music and Song


Proposals for twenty-minute papers (with an indication of the appropriate
section), accompanied by an abstract of c. 200 words, should be sent,
either in hard copy or by email (pasted, not as an attachment, please), to
Dr John Dunkley, Department of French, University of Aberdeen, Taylor
Building, Old Aberdeen AB24 3UB, Scotland, UK; email j.dunkley@abdn.ac.uk,
not later than 31 December 1999.