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2017 Annual Meeting of the Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (WSECS): “Eighteenth-Century Science(s).”

February 17, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - February 18, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

The Early Modern Center (EMC) is excited to announce that UCSB will host the annual meeting of WSECS. All talks and panels of this two-day conference event are open to the university community. All events will take place in three buildings: University Center, South Hall, and Mosher Alumni House. The registration table will be at the UCen Lower Level Lagoon Patio, which is also where coffee and refreshments will be available during breaks.

UCSB is pleased to host the annual conference WSECS, an interdisciplinary body of scholars of the period 1660 to 1815. This year’s theme of “Eighteenth-Century Science(s)” considers the development, expansion, and contestation of Enlightenment science, as well as the intersection of eighteenth-century studies with new critical methodologies such as cognitive literary studies and the digital humanities. This conference is cosponsored by the Departments of English, French & Italian, History, History of Art and Architecture, Philosophy, and Spanish & Portuguese, the Early Modern Center, the College of Letters and Science, and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.

For the most updated version of the program, visit: wsecs2017.wordpress.com/program.

Keynote: “On Beauty and Being at Home” by Jonathan Kramnick, Maynard Mack Professor of English, Yale University, at Corwin Pavilion West on Saturday, February 18, 1:30 PM.


February 17, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
February 18, 2017 @ 5:00 PM


Rachael Scarborough King, Assistant Professor of English, UCSB
Renan Larue, Assistant Professor of French, UCSB