Saturday, February 18, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00pm
South Hall and the UCEN
WSECS will hold its annual meeting on Friday, February 17 (12:30 PM - 5 PM), and Saturday, February 18, 2017 (9 AM - 5 PM), at the UCEN and South Hall.
UCSB is pleased to host the annual conference WSECS, an interdisciplinary body of scholars of the period 1660 to 1815. This year's theme of "Eighteenth-Century Science(s)" considers the development, expansion, and contestation of Enlightenment science. Featuring panels on Literature and the Mind, Literature and Environment, the Digital Humanities, and the Medical Humanities, this conference intersects with many of our department's interests.
The keynote speaker for this conference is Jonathan Kramnick, Maynard Mack Professor of English at Yale University. His keynote address is entitled "On Beauty and Being at Home" and will be held at the Corwin Pavilion West on Saturday, February 18, 1:30 PM.
This conference is cosponsored by the Departments of English, French & Italian, History, History of Art and Architecture, Philosophy, and Spanish & Portuguese, the Early Modern Center, the College of Letters and Science, and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. All talks are open to the campus community.
For the full program and for more information on the conference: