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."

ECS is organized by Professors David Bell, Linda Colley, and Yair Mintzker.

View past seminars in our events archive.

Upcoming Events

Eighteenth Century Seminar | Sophia Rosenfeld, University of Pennsylvania
"How Choice Came to Stand for Freedom"
Wed, Feb 21, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
Dickinson Hall, Room 211
Speaker
Eighteenth Century Seminar | Henrietta Harrison, University of Oxford
"Chinese Pulse Diagnosis in Eighteenth Century Naples"
Wed, Mar 20, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
Dickinson Hall, Room 211
Speaker
Eighteenth Century Seminar | Robert Travers, Cornell University
"Law Between Empires: Mughal Law and the Reconstitution of the British Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century"
Wed, Apr 3, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
Dickinson Hall, Room 211
Speaker