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14th quadrennial David Nicol Smith conference in Eighteenth-Century Studies

Added by admin on 2009-10-04

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2011-07-04
Last Date Last Day: 2011-07-08

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Dr. Adrian Jones
Email Email: NA
Address Address: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Conference Description:

The Occasion
The David Nicol Smith seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies is a long-running quadrennial conference. Over the years, it has spawned many influential publications. We hope our 14th seminar will be the same. Inaugurated and supported by the National Library of Australia, the Nicol Smith is the major Australasian showcase for inter-disciplinary professional and academic discussion on eighteenth-century studies. The conference attracts scholars across all the Humanities' disciplines of history, literature, art history, and musicology, studies of material culture and anthropology and archaeology. The conference embraces every aspect of life, politics and culture during the 'Long Eighteenth Century', circa 1688 to 1815.

Themes
The 14th David Nicol Smith seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies will focus on the new senses of public and private, on new interiors and exteriors, on the remarkable sites of sociability in eighteenth-century life: lobby, salon, studio, boudoir, coffee house and promenade-pleasure garden. The Nicol Smith set for Melbourne on 4 to 8 July 2011 will emphasise core themes of Town and Country and East and West in Europe's long eighteenth-century. The conveners are determined to treat Central and Eastern Europe as seriously as Western Europe. The themes will embrace 'The Good Life', the 'Lives of the Mind' and the 'Impacts of and Imprints on European Minds' in Europe's long eighteenth century, 1680s to 1820s:
-Town and Country: Villa, palace and town House
-Environment, Land Management and Ecology
-Antiquaries: The Discovery of the Past
-Coffee, Coffee Houses:New Tastes and social spaces
-Sensibilities and Sociabilitiés:Lived and Literary
-Spectacles:Art, Music, Theatre, Performance and Ephemeral
-Display: at Court or in a public sphere
-Europe and Asia
-Representation and Self-Representation:Portraiture, Dress and Toilette
-Reason, un-reason and Romanticism
-Domination, Slavery and Empire:Global & European Impacts
-The Rise of the Individual: Monarchies under Stress
-The Marginalised:Itinerants, Roma and Prostitutes
-Cosmopolitanisms and Nationalisms
-The Enlightenment and the pacific
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