Monthly Archives: September 2014

Call for Papers: BSECS 2015

BSECS 44th Annual Conference
St Hugh’s College, Oxford, 6-8 January 2015

The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe’s largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, culture and literature of the long eighteenth century.

The organisers invite proposals for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe, North America, and the wider world. Proposals are invited for fully comprised panels of three papers, for roundtable sessions of up to five speakers, for individual papers of twenty minutes duration, and for ‘alternative format’ sessions of your devising.

Proposals on all and any eighteenth-century topics are very welcome. The plenary speakers at the conference will be addressing the topic of ‘Riots, Rebellions and Revolutions’ and proposals are also invited which address any aspect of this theme.

The deadline for proposals is 20 October 2014.
The deadline for registration is 30 November 2014.

For more information, and to submit a proposal, visit the conference website.

Edward Rushton and Romantic Liverpool: Registration open

“Edward Rushton and Romantic Liverpool”
University of Liverpool, 14-15 November 2014

Registration is now open for the “Edward Rushton and Romantic Liverpool” conference in November.

2014 marks the bicentenary of the death of poet Edward Rushton (1756-1814), Liverpool’s most radical voice in the Age of Revolution. This conference aims to evaluate critically Rushton’s life and works, and foster a new sense of the Romantic and radical writing that emerged within his home town during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Confirmed speakers include: Professor John Oldfield (Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull), Professor John Whale (University of Leeds), Professor Lilla Maria Crisafulli (Director of the Centro Interuniversitario per lo Studio del Romanticismo, Università degli Studi di Bologna), and Professor Paul Baines (University of Liverpool).

The closing date for registration is 30th October. To register, and for further information, including a provisional programme and list of recommended hotels, visit the conference website.