Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society
21st Annual Conference
Hosted by Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
26-29 June, 2008

Call for Papers -- The Scottish Cultural Diaspora

In its first trip to Nova Scotia, ECSSS will hold an exciting conference highlighting the spread of Scottish culture to Canada, the Americas and other areas of the world during the very long eighteenth century (1689-1830), as well as the complex ways in which cultural interaction occurred during this period. As always, proposals for papers and panels on other topics related to eighteenth-century Scotland will also be welcome.

The plenary speakers will be Leith Davis of Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, "Scotland, Print Culture and Transnational Identity in Britain, 1689-1707," and John Reid of Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, "Scots, Natives and Empire in Eastern British America, 1760-1800." The conference will feature performances of Scottish music, an exhibit of Scottish books, and a post-conference excursion to Pictou (where there is a reconstruction of an eighteenth-century emigrant ship, the Hector, which landed in 1773 bearing Highlanders). Conference participants may stay at the lovely Lord Nelson Hotel, and the conference sessions will be held at Dalhousie University.

To propose a paper or panel, please email or fax a one-page abstract (with title) and a one-page cv, by 31st October, to:
Richard B. Sher
Executive Secretary -- ECSSS
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights, Newark NJ 07102-1982, USA; fax: 973-596-5345

For general information, please contact the conference organizer:
Fiona A. Black
Director, School of Information Management
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS B3H 3J5, Canada