Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (WSECS) Annual Meeting 2015
Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray (c.1778). | Image: Wikimedia Commons.
"Race, Gender, and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century"
The annual meeting of the Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (WSECS) will convene Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14, 2015 at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.
The conference will be organized around the theme of "Race, Gender, and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century" and will feature a plenary address by Brycchan Carey of Kingston University, London.
Although SLO traces its roots to its eighteenth-century mission (established in 1772), today it is known for its proximity to many wineries, Hearst Castle, Big Sur, and, of course, the beach. The conference will be held Friday afternoon and Saturday, leaving free the rest of the long holiday weekend for those who want a chance to explore California’s Central Coast.