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Send info (including the exact date, time, location, the name of the sponsoring organization, contact email, and URL) to catherine.labio[@] before the 1st of each month in the academic calendar (September - April)


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Friday, February 14 - Saturday, February 15, 2020, Annual conference of the Western Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO


Theme of the conference is "The Eighteenth Century: Anthropocene and Biodiversity."

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Joyce Chaplin, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University.


Dr. Chaplin teaches the histories of science, climate, colonialism, and environment. She is also an Affiliated Faculty Member in the Department of the History of Science and a Faculty Associate of the Harvard University Center for the Environment.







Even if you are not on the program, you are welcome to attend. You may register at The password to register is anthropocene. Early registration (before Friday, January 24th) is $125, $75 for students. After the early registration deadline, rates are $145, $95 for students. 


​Discounted rooms are available at the Hilton Fort Collins. You can book your reservations by calling 970-482-2626 and requesting the Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference room block. Our group code is  AWS. The Hilton has also created a link to make room reservations: If the Hilton has run out of discounted rooms, the Fort Collins Best Western University Inn is also in walking distance from the conference.