Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies /
Société canadienne d'études du dix-huitième siècle


Call for Panels/Papers

Deadline extended: 15 April 2012

"The Cultures of Global Exchange" seeks papers investigating what happens when cultures meet in the eighteenth century. Many historians now trace the origins of modern globalization to the eighteenth century, pointing to the global circulation of goods, labour, and information as its defining feature. By focusing on the nature of crass-cultural exchange, the conference will pursue the significance of framing the century within the terms of a nascent globalized world. We invite the proposals that explore cultural exchanges in a nascent globalized world. We invite proposals that explore cultural exchanges in a range of fields, including but not limited to history, literature, visual culture, geography, economics, anthropology and area studies. Investigations of transcultural crossings could address dialogues between Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Levant, India, China and the South Pacific. Especially welcome are papers on the topic of cultural encounters between Europeans and Western Canadian First Nations peoples.

Possible topics include:

As is traditional in CSECS, proposals not on the conference theme will also be considered.

New deadline: 15 April 2012


Mailing Address:
Katherine Binhammer, CSECS
Department of English and Film
3-5 Humanities, U of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T5G 2E5

Detail of The Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour (1770), Xu Yang. Mactaggart Art Collection. Reproduced with the permission of Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta.