Eighteenth Century Seminar

Eighteenth Century Seminar (ECS)The Eighteenth Century Seminar (ECS) provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars interested in all aspects of eighteenth-century history and culture in Europe and across continents. The seminar series is open to faculty and students from Princeton and nearby institutions. It hosts several invited speakers each year, and a one-day symposium on a particular theme. Past themes have included "1763: The First Global War and Its Consequences"; "Constitution-Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century"; "Rethinking the Age of Revolutions";  "Fighting Words: Polemical Literature in the Age of Revolutions"; and "Moving Under Pressure in an Age of War and Revolution, 1750-1830."

For the 2020-21 academic year, ECS is organized by Professors David Bell, Linda Colley, and Yair Mintzker. ECS is cosponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study.

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