Call for papers: “After Print: Manuscripts in the Eighteenth Century” (Santa Barbara, 24 april 2015)

Op 24 april 2015 vindt aan de University of California, Santa Barbara, het congres After Print: Manuscripts in the Eighteenth Century plaats. De Call for papers is nu beschikbaar en kan u hier downloaden. De deadline is 15 december. Voorstellen dienen te worden ingediend bij Rachael Scarborough King (Asst. Prof. of English, UCSB), rking@english.ucsb.edu.

Call for Papers: “Race, Gender, and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century” (WSECS, Californië, 13-14 februari 2015)

Op 13 en 14 februari 2015 organiseert de Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (WSECS) zijn jaarlijkse congres in San Luis Obispo, Californië. Het thema van aanstaande bijeenkomst luidt “Race, Gender, and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century”. U vindt de Call for Papers hier. De deadline is 1 september.

Congres: Sharp 2014 – “Religions of the Book” (Antwerpen, 17-21 september 2014)

SharpVan 17 tot 21 september 2014 organiseert de Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) zijn 22ste jaarlijkse congres. Het congres vindt dit jaar plaats in Antwerpen en heeft als thema “Religions of the Book”.

Sinds enkele dagen is het mogelijk in te schrijven. Dat kan via deze link (inloggen dient met een gebruikersnaam en wachtwoord te gebeuren; wie geen paper indiende dient een nieuwe account te creëren).

Ook is een eerste, voorlopige versie van het programma beschikbaar. Dat programma vindt u hier.

Call for Papers: “The hidden abodes of production” (Antwerpen, 19-20 februari 2015)

Universiteit Antwerpen nr. 2 smallOp 19 en 20 februari 2015 vind aan het Centrum Stadsgeschiedenis van de Universiteit Antwerpen het internationale congres The hidden abodes of production: Labour, commodities and repertoires of evaluation in the European Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries plaats. Voor dat congres wordt nu een call for papers verspreid, die u hier vindt. De deadline is 1 augustus 2014.

Aankondiging: “Fourteenth International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies” (Rotterdam, 26-31 juli 2015)

ISECS2015aVan 26 tot 31 juli 2015 organiseert de Werkgroep 18e Eeuw het vierjaarlijkse congres van de International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS). In 2015 heeft het congres als thema Opening Markets, Trade and Commerce in the Eighteenth Century. Het congres vindt plaats aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.

Meer informatie over het congres vindt u via www.isecs2015.com of www.openingmarkets.eu.

Het is nu alvast mogelijk om voorstellen in te dienen voor panelsessies en roundtables (deadline: 30 juni 2014). De Call for Papers, Call for Panels en andere aankondigingen vindt u op www.openingmarkets.eu/index.php?m_idhoofd=132. De algemene aankondiging vindt u ook onderaan dit bericht.

Gelieve deze aankondiging verder te verspreiden onder alle geïnteresseerden.

The Fourteenth International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies
International Society for Eghteenth-Century Studies (ISECS)
Opening Markets, Trade and Commerce in the Eighteenth Century
Erasmus University Rotterdam, July 26-July 31, 2015

The Congress of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS)  is the world’s largest Eighteenth-Century meeting and takes place every four years. Recent meetings have been held in Dublin (1999), Los Angeles (2003), Montpellier (2007) and Graz (2011). The fourteenth Congress will take place from 26 to 31 July 2015 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Congress facilities will be provided by Erasmus University Rotterdam, with tours and displays on local heritage coordinated by members of the Dutch-Belgian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (DBSECS).

The Congress will be organized by the Organizing Committee of Dutch-Belgian Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies and will be hosted by the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

An ordinary meeting of the ISECS General Assembly precedes the Congress.

The theme of the fourteenth ISECS Congress is Opening Markets.The Congress includes theme-related sessions as well as plenary sessions featuring invited speakers. Besides the theme-related sessions, panel sessions will be organized on all topics relevant and related to the long Eighteenth-Century period. The Congress will be organized into parallel sessions and round tables with keynotes elaborating on the subtopics. The Congress will facilitate poster presentations. An International Committee made up of members of the Organizing Committee and scholars from scientific institutes and universities in the world coordinates the scientific program.

Preceding the Congress the organizers will host an ISECS International Seminar for Early Career Eighteenth-Century scholars.

A professional Congress Organizing Office is in charge of the practical aspects concerning the preparation, registration, communication and organization of the Congress, the accommodations for participants, the excursions and (partner) tours during and after the Congress.

Call for Papers: “The Study of Eighteenth-Century European Culture” (Columbia University, 4-5 april 2014)

Op 4 en 5 april 2014 vindt aan de Columbia University het “Columbia University Seminar in Eighteenth-Century European Culture” plaats. De titel van het seminar luidt dit jaar “The Study of Eighteenth-Century European Culture: Past, Present and Future”. De organisatoren verspreiden nu onderstaande Call for Papers (die u ook hier vindt):

Columbia University Seminar in Eighteenth-Century European Culture
50th Anniversary Conference
Columbia University
April 4-5, 2014
The Study of Eighteenth-Century European Culture: Past, Present and Future
Conference Chairs: Al Coppola, Department of English, John Jay College, CUNY &  Nicole Horejsi, Department of English, Columbia University
The 2013-2014 academic year is the 51st year that the Columbia University Seminar in Eighteenth-Century European Culture has been in existence. To mark this achievement, our seminar will host a one-and a-half day conference at Columbia to assess the scholarship that has been produced by the seminar in the past, and to explore new directions in the study of eighteenth-century culture.
This seminar was founded in 1962 by a group of scholars from a range of fields that produced a number of seminal works in the history of ideas, notably Peter Gay’s The Enlightenment. To a significant degree, the interdisciplinary study of culture was an innovation of this seminar.  While in recent years new methodologies have risen to prominence and tend to shape the kind of scholarship our group how hosts, the institutional memory of our seminar recalls a form of interdisciplinarity before it became a buzzword, and a style of studying culture that predates cultural studies. Thus, our group’s semicentenial provides us with a unique opportunity to take stock of where we, as students of the long eighteenth century, have come from, and where the field is going.
The Keynote Address will be presented by John Richetti, A.M. Rosenthal Professor of English (Emeritus), University of Pennsylvania, among whose many distinctions is the fact that he began attending this seminar in 1968.
We would like invite proposals for conference-length papers to be delivered on a set of panels that approach the study of European culture within four distinct rubrics:
“People,” “Places,” “Things” and “Ideas”
Specifically, we are calling for papers that offer innovative approaches to and/or fresh scholarly insights into the culture of the long eighteenth-century as approached from one of these vantage points. We seek to showcase original scholarship that also offers a methodological or theoretical intervention in the way in which we think about the people, places, things and ideas of the long eighteenth century.
We welcome proposals from any and all scholars who are interested in these questions. Current and former seminar members, invited lecturers, and past and present attendees, are all particularly invited to propose papers.
Proposals for 20-minute papers should be sent to both the conference chairs, Al Coppola, acoppola@jjay.cuny.edu, and Nicole Horejsi, njh2115@columbia.edu, by February 1, 2014.
Graduate Student Forum
The conference will also feature a forum for graduate student research (tentatively scheduled for Friday afternoon, April 4.) We seek proposals from advanced graduate students at local and regional institutions, who are asked to present a snapshot of their dissertation projects and to reflect on how they construe and/or engage with the “study of eighteenth-century European culture” in their own work. Senior scholars affiliated with the seminar will serve as formal respondents to each paper. The model for this session is the ASECS Graduate Student Caucus panel format.

Call for Papers: International Seminar for Early Career Scholars (ISECS) (Manchester, 8-12 september 2014)

Van 8 tot 12 september 2014 organiseert de International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS) in Manchester haar jaarlijkse  seminarie voor jonge onderzoekers (International Seminar for Early Career Scholars). In 2014 is het thema Eighteenth-century arts of communication: in manuscript, in print, in the arts, and in person. 

Vijftien onderzoekers kunnen aan het seminarie deelnemen: zij worden geselecteerd op basis van onder meer een onderzoekspaper/-voorstel. De volledige call for papers kan u hier raadplegen.

Call for Papers: “London and the Americas, 1492-1812” (Londen, 17-19 juli 2014)

Van onze collega’s van de Early Caribbean Society (ECS) ontvingen we onderstaande Call for Papers. De deadline voor een voorstel is 18 oktober 2013.

Following on the successful symposiums of the Early Caribbean Society (ECS) held in Barbados in 2011 and Puerto Rico in 2012, the ECS will host its third symposium in London, England to promote the study of early Caribbean literary history. The symposium will take place immediately following the Society of Early Americanists conference on “London and the Americas, 1492-1812,” which will be held in London on July 17-19, 2014. Attendees can sign up for the SEA conference, the ECS symposium, or both events through one registration process.

The SEA conference and the ECS symposium will take place on Kingston University’s campus in South West London, a 25-minute train ride from central London and a short bus ride from Heathrow Airport. Housing options will include university dormitories as well as a diverse array of local hotels. Plans for outings are in the works.

Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers that address any aspect of early Caribbean literature, culture, or literary history. Given the location of the third symposium, we particularly seek papers that consider Atlantic networks, currents, and influences. Papers might address the movement of people, ideas, and commodities around the Atlantic and the Caribbean, the material and ideological impacts of European colonization in the Caribbean, and/or the literary construction of the West Indies. Papers might also consider how actual and imagined experiences in the West Indies transformed cultural practices, habits of consumption, and scientific, religious, and/or philosophical discourses in Europe.

Please submit proposals for 20-minute papers. Proposals should include your name, your academic affiliation, the title of your proposed paper, and an abstract of no more than 250 words. All proposals must be received by the revised deadline of October 18, 2013. Please send proposals to:

Tom Krise
Pacific Lutheran University
President’s Office
12180 Park Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98447 USA
krisetw@hotmail.com

CFP: Sharp 2014 – “Religions of the Book” (Antwerpen, 17 tot 21 september 2014) (bijgewerkt)

SharpVan 17 tot 21 september 2014 organiseert de Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) zijn 22ste jaarlijkse congres. Het congres vindt dit jaar plaats in Antwerpen en heeft als thema “Religions of the Book”.

De Call for Papers kan u hier downloaden. Meer  informatie vindt u hier. Het congres bestrijkt de hele boekgeschiedenis, en dus zijn ook papers over de lange achttiende eeuw van harte welkom.