Please consider submitting a proposal for next year's annual meeting of the Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (WSECS), which will be held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, on President's Day weekend, February 14-15, 2020. The conference theme will be "The Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene and Biodiversity," with Joyce Chaplin, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University, as plenary speaker.
As always, we welcome proposals outside the conference theme on any aspect of the long eighteenth century from all disciplines and geographical areas. Paper proposals are due by October 30, 2019. Please send a 250-word abstract to organizers Aparna Gollapudi (Aparna.Gollapudi@ColoState.edu) and Andreas Mueller (email@example.com).
Professor Chaplin has generously sponsored financial awards to waive the registration fees for the first six early-career scholars whose papers or panels are accepted, so we encourage our non-tenure-track colleagues to apply soon. The society will also offer again the Helene W. Koon awards for best papers presented at the conference by graduate students or junior faculty members.
For information on the conference and the society, please visit the WSECS website.