BSECS 46th Annual Conference 2017

Friends, Allies and Enemies

Date: 4th Jan 2017 to 6th Jan 2017

Venue: St Hugh's College, Oxford

46th Annual Conference British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies

4-6 January 2017 St Hugh’s College, Oxford, United Kingdom

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.

We 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 (3 x 20 minutes)
  • roundtable sessions of up to five speakers
  • individual papers of twenty minutes duration, or
  • ‘alternative format’ sessions of your devising.

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

The deadline for submission of papers and panel proposals is Friday 7th October 2016. You will be notified by Friday 21st October as to whether your proposal has been accepted. If you are travelling from outside the UK and need an earlier decision, please mention this in your proposal.

Enquiries All enquiries regarding the academic programme of the conference should be addressed to