Call for Papers: Leisure, Pleasure, and Entertainment

Rake's Progress (1735). William Hogarth. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

We’re gonna party like it’s 1769! A culture of leisure, pleasure, and entertainment grew from infancy to maturity during the eighteenth century. The changing face of public places—theatres, pleasure gardens, taverns, coffeehouses and brothels—reflects the dynamic change underway in arts and culture. These developments can be seen on both sides … Continue reading

Brandywine Attractions

Italian Water Garden at Longwood Gardens in 2009.

We want to encourage everyone to take advantage of Delaware’s historical and cultural sites on the Sunday (9 November) following the conference. The options listed below are within 30 minutes of campus and many offer free or discount admission on Sundays. Take a walking tour of historic Old New Castle. … Continue reading

About the Conference

Credit: Evan Krape

The University of Delaware is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the next EC/ASECS conference from 6 to 8 November 2014. The conference will take place on the UD campus in Newark in the Clayton Hall Conference Center. This is right next door to the Courtyard Marriott on … Continue reading