Eighteenth-Century Seminar

Drawing of the Bounty, Correspondence of Miss Nessy Heywood
Drawing of the Bounty, Correspondence of Miss Nessy Heywood, c. 1790, Case MS folio E 5 .H5078

The Eighteenth-Century Seminar is designed to foster research and inquiry across the scholarly disciplines in eighteenth-century studies. It aims to provide a methodologically diverse forum for work that engages ongoing discussions and debates along this historical and critical terrain. Each year the seminar sponsors one public lecture followed by questions and discussion, and two works-in-progress sessions, featuring precirculated papers.

The seminar is organized by Timothy Campbell, University of Chicago; Lisa A. Freeman, University of Illinois at Chicago; John Shanahan, DePaul University; and Helen Thompson, Northwestern University.

All sessions are free and open to the public; registration in advance is required.

Past Eighteenth-Century Seminars

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Eighteenth-Century Studies Symposium: Reading Time
Please register by 10 am Friday, June 13

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Eighteenth-Century Seminar, this symposium convenes scholars from a range of fields, disciplines, and institutions both to interrogate the activity of reading as a leisure or a hermeneutic practice that unfolds in time, and to reflect upon the variegated apprehensions of time-physical, metaphorical,...

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Carolyn Steedman
Please register by 10 am Friday, October 17

The paper title and description will be posted later.

A reception will follow the seminar.

Learn more about our speaker: Carolyn Steedman, University of Warwick

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Pannill Camp
Please register by 10 am Friday, April 24

The paper title and description will be added later.

A reception will follow the seminar.

Learn more about our speaker: Pannill Camp, Washington University in Saint Louis.