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British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Oxford, January 2003


32nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE
of
THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH CENTURY STUDIES

3 - 5 JANUARY 2003

ST. HUGH'S COLLEGE, OXFORD

CALL FOR PAPERS


The conference will feature plenary addresses by Nicholas Boyle, (Magdalene
College, Cambridge), Peter Jupp (Queens University, Belfast) and Susan Staves
(Brandeis University), who will be this year's speaker in the annual exchange with
ASECS.

We invite proposals for 25 minute papers on all aspects of life in the long
eighteenth century not only in Britain but in Europe and the wider world. Such
proposals might relate to, inter alia, art, architecture, history, literature,
music, political thought, politics and society.  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 www.bsecs.org.uk. The
deadline for submission of papers and panel proposals is 15 September 2002.

All enquiries regarding the academic programme of the conference should be
addressed to the Programme Co-Ordinator, Frank O'Gorman (fog@man.ac.uk). You will
be notified whether your proposal has been accepted by 30 September 2002. In the
case of scholars from outside the U.K. we shall endeavour to reach decisions
earlier in order to facilitate travel arrangements. The deadline for registration
will be 17 November 2002.  To attend the conference without giving a paper,
download the registration form from our website or request one direct from the
Venue Organiser, Chris Mounsey (CMouns@aol.com).  You can also find out more about
BSECS from our website.

Five bursaries of 100 each will be available for graduate students whose 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 for bursaries,
including a CV and an indication of other sources of financial support, should
reach Frank O'Gorman by 20 October 2002.

St. Hugh's College (http://www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk) is set in fourteen acres of
self-contained grounds surrounded by lawns, borders and mature trees, making this
one of the loveliest hidden delights of Oxford in which Conference delegates can
relax within easy reach of lecture and seminar rooms and living accommodation. It
offers both en suite accommodation and rooms with shared facilities. The College
is within ten minutes walking distance of Oxford city centre, from which there are
a number of very frequent bus services.

CONTACT ADDRESSES
For matters relating to conference papers:
Professor Frank O'Gorman
17 Oughtrington Lane
Lymm
Cheshire WA13 OQY
UK
email: fog@man.ac.uk

For matters relating to accommodation, and attendance without giving a paper:
Dr. Chris Mounsey
King Alfred's College
Sparkford Road
Winchester SO22 4NR
UK
email: CMouns@aol.com