Monthly Archives: March 2013

Modern Cultural History Seminar

The next meeting of the Modern Cultural History Seminar will be held on Wednesday, 6th March. Dr Laurent Turcot of the Université de Québec à Trois-Rivières will talk on ‘Prescriptions for Pleasure in Eighteenth-Century Paris and London’. The Seminar meets at 5pm in the Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College.

Eighteenth-Century Seminar

The second session of the Eighteenth-Century Seminar this term will be held on Tuesday 5th March. The topic for discussion is ‘The Revolutionary Age in the Wider World: How Did Revolution Spread?’. The speakers will be Professor Christopher Bayly of the University of Cambridge and Dr Guillaume Mazeau of the Institut d’Histoire de la Révolution Française, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. The Seminar meets at 5 pm in the Harrods Room on the second floor of the Queen’s Building at Emmanuel College, and all are very welcome to attend.

BSECS postgraduate and early-career scholars’ Conference: ‘Play’

British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Postgraduate and Early-Career Scholars’ Conference
July 1-2, 2013
Northumbria University

The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies’ annual postgraduate and early-career scholars’ conference provides a forum for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers working on all aspects of the history, literature and culture of the long eighteenth century. In 2013 our conference will be held at Northumbria University.

We invite proposals for individual papers, for full panels of three papers, and for roundtable sessions addressing any aspect of the long eighteenth century. We would also encourage proposals for workshops and presentations in other innovative formats.

Whilst proposals on all and any eighteenth-century topics are welcome, the conference theme this year is ‘play’. We therefore particularly welcome proposals for papers that address any aspect of this theme throughout the long eighteenth century and in any part of the world.

Topics of interest may include (but are not limited to): entertainment, sport, game, dance, spectacle, pageant, musical and theatrical performance, experiment and innovation, child’s play and pedagogy, pastimes, leisure pursuits, holidays and tourism, role play and masquerade, witticism, joke and wordplay, chance, risk, tactics, social scenes and social circles.

Log in on the BSECS website to submit a proposal.

The deadline for proposals is Friday 26th April 2013.

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