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About the Society

The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies promotes the study of all aspects of the global 'long' eighteenth century. 

The Society organises a major conference every January, and supports a number of smaller specialist or regional meetings and conferences. It is affiliated to the International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.


Current issue of the Journal of Eighteenth-Century StudiesThe Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies (JECS) is published four times a year and received by all the Society’s members, in both print and electronic form, and is subscribed to by many individuals and institutions. Access the journal contents online.

BSECS Conference

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
45th Annual Conference
6-8 January 2016
St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K.

Call for Papers

Submit a Proposal (coming soon)

Conference Programme (coming September 2015)

Register for the conference (coming September 2015)

St Hugh's College, Oxford

Previous event photos

Abstracts: 16 October 2015
Registration: 29 November 2015 (23:59 GMT)
NB. these are fixed deadlines due to college restrictions. We cannot accept abstracts/forms after the respective deadlines.

BSECS Postgraduate Conference

15 and 16 July 2015
Queens's University Belfast

Call for Papers

Registration form

Conference Programme

Submit an Event

To submit an event for listing or to advertise a Call
for Papers for a conference on an 18th-century
subject, please click on Submit an Event

Join the Society

How to join BSECS


BSECS hosts the ISECS International Seminars for
early career scholars

8-12 September 2014

For information
Conference report


New BSECS-York fellowship

BSECS Digital Prize Winner 2015: Rameau's Nephew

Chawton House Visiting Fellowships 2015-16


BSECS now circulates a fortnightly e-bulletin to our
members' mailing list. If you have a notice that you
would like published in the bulletin, please e-mail
Dr Daniel Cook.

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