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Instruments of Enlightenment
Aberdeen, April 1999


Instruments of Enlightenment

The University of Aberdeen's Centre for Research on the Eighteenth Century
and the University of Aberdeen's Department of English present a one-day
interdisciplinary conference, 'Instruments of Enlightenment', to be held
at the University on April 24 1999. 

This is the first CALL FOR PAPERS. Proposals of around 250 words, for
papers of no longer than 30 minutes, should be sent to either of the
conference organisers: Dr Hamish Mathison ( or Dr
Angela Wright ( The closing date for the receipt of
proposals is 31 January 1999. 

Contributors are encouraged to interpret the conference title as widely as
possible, and papers are invited on any aspect of the 'long'
eighteenth-century, and responses to it. Proposals for panels are welcome.
Further details and some suggested topics are available on the conference

There is no conference fee, and limited funding is available to help
postgraduates who wish to present a paper. Anyone wishing to apply for
funds should contact Dr Hamish Mathison. 

Full details of the conference may be found at the conference web-site:

Dr Hamish Mathison
University of Aberdeen
Department of English
King's College
AB24 2UB

Tel:    +44-1224-272640
Fax:    +44-1224-272624