CALL FOR PAPERS
RELIGION AND ENLIGHTENMENT IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SCOTLAND
a conference co-sponsored by the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society and the Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy
4–7 June 2020
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
A decade after its memorable 2010 conference on “The Science of Mind and Body in the Scottish Enlightenment,” ECSSS returns to Princeton Theological Seminary for a conference focused on religion and Enlightenment. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers (or 90-minute panels or round tables) on any aspect of this topic, including approaches that are philosophical, historical, theological, literary, scientific or medical, social or political. Papers on other aspects of eighteenth-century Scottish thought and culture are also welcome, as are papers on connections (especially religious and philosophical) between Scotland and North America.
Plenary addresses will be delivered by Martha McGill, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick, author of Ghosts in Enlightenment Scotland(2019), speaking on bodies, selves, and the supernatural in Enlightenment Scotland, and Simon Grote, Associate Professor of History at Wellesley College, author of The Emergence of Modern Aesthetic Theory: Religion and Morality in Enlightenment Germany and Scotland(2017), speaking on the theological contexts of Scottish and other Enlightenment aesthetic theories.
The conference will again feature a Saturday afternoon excursion to the spectacular Grounds for Sculpture, followed by a conference dinner at the Princeton Theological Seminary, where Gordon Graham, now Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at PTS, will receive ECSSS’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Please email a title and one-page description of your proposed three- or four-speaker panel or round table, or your proposed 20-minute paper, along with a one-page cv, by 15 December 2019 to Richard B. Sher, ECSSS Exec. Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org.