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Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment: David Nichol Smith Seminar in 18th Century Studies XVI (Brisbane, Australia: 13-15 December 2017)

Deadline: 1 Aug 2017

Keynote speakers: Deidre Lynch (Harvard University); Jan Golinski (University of New Hampshire); Georgia Cowart (Case Western Reserve University); Sujit Sivasundaram (University of Cambridge)

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites you to the sixteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies, hosted by Griffith University and the University of Queensland.

We welcome proposals for papers or panels on the theme, broadly conceived as referring to the plurality of Enlightenments as well as the ideas and uses of nature which they endorsed, and the spaces in which they developed.

In the inclusive spirit of the David Nichol Smith Seminar, proposals may address any aspect of the long eighteenth century. Especially relevant topics include:

* Regional, national and global enlightenments
* Climate, the environment and the Anthropocene
* Trade, commerce and improvement
* Travel, exploration and discovery
* Spaces of sociability
* Urban and rural spaces
* Ideas of landscape and forms of land use
* Nature in art, literature and music
* Natural history, natural philosophy, natural law
* Botany, geology and geography
* Representations and uses of animals

We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers and panels comprising 3 x papers. Please submit an abstract of 250 words (maximum) and a 2-page CV via email as a pdf attachment.

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Filed under: Call for Papers - Conferences

Last updated: 17 Jul 2017



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