BSECS 47th Annual Conference 2018 : ‘Truths and Lies’

Date: 3rd Jan 2018 to 5th Jan 2018

Venue: St Hugh’s College, Oxford

47th Annual Conference British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies

3-5 January 2018 at 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 ‘Truths and Lies’ and proposals are also invited which address any aspect of this theme.

The deadline for submission of papers and panel proposals is Friday 6th October 2017. You will be notified by Friday 20th October 2017 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. Drafts of the conference programme will be published on the BSECS website on 1st November and 1st December 2017.

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