Thirty-Third Annual Conference, British Society for Eighteenth-Century
Oxford, January 2004
The 33rd Annual Conference of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies will take place on the 3rd-5th January 2004 at St. Hugh's College, Oxford, UK. The conference will feature plenary addresses by Terry Castle (Stanford University, USA) and David Fairer (University of Leeds, U.K.). We invite proposals for individual 25 minute papers, and for full panels of three (or, exceptionally, four papers) on any aspect of life in the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain but throughout Europe and the wider world. Such proposals might relate, inter alia, to architecture, art, history, language, literature, music, political thought, politics, science, society and teaching practice. Please submit a 200-word abstract of the proposed paper, or a brief description of the proposed panel (including names of speakers and summaries of papers), via the BSECS website at http://www.bsecs.org.uk. The deadline for submission of papers and panel proposals is 30 September 2003. All enquiries regarding the academic programme of the conference should be addressed to myself, Matthew Grenby, as the Programme Co-Ordinator (academicOrganiser@bsecs.org.uk). You will be notified as soon as possible and certainly before 20th October 2003 whether your proposal has been accepted. In the case of scholars travelling from outside the U.K. we shall endeavour to reach decisions earlier in order to facilitate travel arrangements. The deadline for conference registration will be 15th November 2003. To attend the conference without giving a paper, request a registration form direct from the Venue Organiser, Dr. Chris Mounsey (email@example.com). You can also download the registration form and find out more about BSECS from our website (http://www.bsecs.org.uk). Five bursaries of £100 each will be available for graduate students whose papers have been accepted for presentation at the Conference and who are registered for a higher degree at a U.K. institution of higher education. Applications for bursaries, including a C.V. and an indication of other sources of financial support, should reach me by 31 October 2003. St. Hugh's College is set in fourteen acres of self-contained grounds and is surrounded by lawns, borders and mature trees, making it one of the loveliest hidden delights of Oxford. Conference delegates can relax within easy reach of lecture and seminar rooms and living accommodation. The College is within ten minutes walking distance of Oxford city centre from which there is a frequent bus service.