Studies in the Eighteenth Century presents the best current multidisciplinary research on the global eighteenth century, with a particular focus on Britain, Europe and their empires. It is published by Boydell and Brewer in association with the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
The eighteenth century was an age in which today’s disciplinary and topographical borders began to emerge but were not yet fixed. Connoisseurship and science overlapped, belles lettres and print could convey the latest philosophical speculation or political controversy, and commercial and intellectual exchange spread through global networks.
This was also an age of instability, conflict, revolution and war, which saw profound political, economic, social and cultural change. The era witnessed a variety of ‘isms’: liberalism, capitalism, socialism, feminism, cosmopolitanism, conservatism, romanticism, colonialism and racism. New calls for equality were voiced but familiar inequalities were extended, and new injustices introduced.
This major series promotes fruitful dialogue between the different disciplines involved in all aspects of the study of the long eighteenth century (c.1660-1820) exploring some or all of these features. It publishes innovative monographs, singly or co-authored, on any topic in history, science, music, literature and the visual arts in any area of the world in the long eighteenth century. It particularly encourages proposals for volumes that explore links across disciplines, and which aim to develop new cross-disciplinary fields of enquiry. Projects on the transnational, imperial or ‘global’ eighteenth century will be especially welcome.
The editors welcome proposals and preliminary enquiries from prospective authors and are happy to consider both conventional and Open Access models of book publishing.
Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies and Professorial Fellow in English
Oxford University, UK
Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies
Newcastle University, UK
Robert D. Hume
Evan Pugh University Professor of English
Pennyslvania State University, USA
Professor of History
University of Warwick, UK
Dr Elizabeth McDonald
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