ISECS International Seminar for junior scholars:
Queen's University Belfast 16-20 August 2010
The International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS) invites
applications from scholars in all fields of eighteenth-century studies
to an interdisciplinary seminar in 2010. It will be hosted by Queen's
University's Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CECS) with the
support of the University's Research and Regional Services Office. CECS
is an interdisciplinary Centre dedicated to fostering research and
academic exchange across the Arts and Social Sciences (see
www.qub.ac.uk/schools/CentreforEighteenthCenturyStudies/). The event
will be organised by Professor Simon Davies and other members of CECS.
The theme proposed is Cultural intermediaries. The theme will be
interpreted as widely as possible but could include scholarly
investigations of travellers, adventurers, diplomats, slave narratives,
reports of colonial administrators as well as books,
translations/adaptations, newspapers, periodicals, scientific reports,
correspondences. Needless to say, other topics which can be shown to be
relevant will be very welcome.
Accommodation, subsistence, travel - Accommodation and meals will be
provided by CECS. Participants will be requested to pay for their own
travel arrangements although some limited funds will be available from
ISECS for those unable to obtain any financial support.
Submission of Proposals - The seminar will be limited to 12-15
participants. The proposals (approx. 2 pages, single-spaced) should be
based on an original research project (eg. a doctoral thesis or
equivalent) that deals with one of the aspects mentioned above. Because
this is a seminar rather than a conference, each participant will be
given one hour to present a paper which will then form the basis of a
Preference will be given to scholars at the beginning of their academic
careers (doctorate or equivalent for less than six years). The official
languages of the seminar are English and French.
Applications should include the following information:
- a brief curriculum vitae with the date of the doctorate or equivalent
- a list of principal publications and scholarly presentations
- a brief description of the proposed paper (approx. 2 pages, single-spaced)
- a letter of recommendation from a senior scholar (emailed separately
- membership of which national society/ies
The deadline for the receipt of applications is 30 September 2009.
Applications should be emailed to the following address:
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sub-committee. It is hoped that applicants will be informed of its
decision by 11 December 2009.
Proceedings - It is hoped that the proceedings will be published by
Honoré Champion (Paris) in the 'Lumières internationales' series,
subject to acceptance by an appropriate refereeing process.
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