‘Ideas and Enlightenment’ The Long Eighteenth Century (Down Under). David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV

10-13 December 2014, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Call for Papers

The Sydney Intellectual History Network and ‘Putting Periodisation to Use’ Research Group at the University of Sydney invite you to the Fifteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar (DNS), with the theme ‘Ideas and Enlightenment’. Inaugurated and supported by the National Library of Australia, the DNS conference is the leading forum for eighteenth-century studies in Australasia. It brings together scholars from across the region and internationally who work on the long eighteenth century (1688-1815) in a range of disciplines, including history, literature, art and architectural history, philosophy, the history of science, musicology, anthropology, archaeology and studies of material culture.

We welcome proposals for papers or panels on the following topics, although please note that the conference organisers are open to proposals for subjects that fall outside of these broad themes:

–Making Ideas Visible; –Biography and the History of Individual Life; –Economic Ideas in Social and Political Contexts; –Global Sensibilities; –National Identity and Cosmopolitanism; –Antiquaries and Alternative Versions of the Classical Tradition; –Periodisation and the question of Period Styles; –‘Enlightenment’ and the Pacific; –Spectacle, Sociability and Pleasure; –Genres of Enlightenment; –Science, Technology and Medicine; – Borders and Empire; – Historiography of the Enlightenment; – Post-Enlightenment trajectories in literature and art.

Organizing Committee: Dr Jennifer Ferng, Prof Mark Ledbury, Prof Jennifer Milam and Dr Nicola Parsons

We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers. Proposals consist of a 250-word abstract and 2-page cv, sent via email as a pdf attachment to sihn.dns@sydney.edu.au.

Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2014

Further details: http://sydney.edu.au/intellectual-history/news-events/dns-conference-2014.shtml

 

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