Revolution: Scientific, Glorious, Financial, Agricultural, Industrial, and French
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Our theme covers the revolution in banking set off by the founding of the Bank of England in the 1690s; the revolution in farming caused by new and "scientific" methods of crop production and management; political revolutions in France and the "colonies"; the demise of the moral economy and the continued pressure on the Poor Laws; the revolution in industrial methods that produced Wedgwood, the first large-scale industrial strikes, and the demise of customary habits of work. And that's just the tip of the iceberg!
The Society invites panels on any topic
under this general
iceberg heading, as well as individual papers, although
papers on unrelated
topics will also be welcome.
A special program is planned introducing graduate students to trends and resources relating to research in the eighteenth century.
The meeting will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, home of the University of Arkansas in the foothills of the Ozarks. Gourmet breakfasts by Arsaga's coffee house (a local institution) are included in your registration fee, as is a real Arkansas barbecue lunch and the Society's annual banquet.
The banquet will be held at the magnificent Crescent Spa Hotel in Eureka Springs after a glorious Saturday excursion where happy SCSECSers can stroll the Victorian streets, ride the trolley, shop, people-watch, stop for a cappuccino or a massage, pop into the local galleries, or simply admire the spectacular views.
Proposals for papers and panels should be sent to
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