Ideas and Enlightenment: The Long Eighteenth Century

David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV

François Boucher

François Boucher, French, 1748, Oil on canvas, 116 x 133 in. 71.PA.37

10-12 December 2014
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

The Sydney Intellectual History Network and ‘Putting Periodisation to Use’ Research Group at the University of Sydney invite you to the Fifteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar (DNS), with the theme ‘Ideas and Enlightenment’. Inaugurated and supported by the National Library of Australia, the DNS conference is the leading forum for eighteenth-century studies in Australasia. It brings together scholars from across the region and internationally who work on the long eighteenth century in a range of disciplines, including history, literature, art and architectural history, philosophy, the history of science, musicology, anthropology, archaeology and studies of material culture.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact the organising committee at

DNS XV Organising Committee: Prof Jennifer Milam, Dr Nicola Parsons, Dr Jennifer Ferng and Prof Mark Ledbury.



Conference poster (PDF, 2.25 MB)

Pre-registration has now closed. If you wish to register for the conference after 1 December 2014 you will be required to register onsite at the conference via credit card or cash. Onsite registration is $300 for academics and employed and $150 for students and/or unwaged.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact the organising committee at

Conference Dinner

Conference Dinner will be held Friday 12 December at Rubyos, 18-20 King St, Newtown (a short walk from the University of Sydney).

The dinner includes a banquet menu, includes a seasonal selection of Rubyos' signature 'grazing' dishes, dessert, tea or coffee and a selection of wines.

Tickets are $95 and places are limited.

Keynote Registration

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Please note that if you have paid conference registration you do not need to register for the keynotes as conference registration includes all keynotes. The above registration link is for those who wish just to attend the keynotes

Keynote Ticket - $30.00 (each)

AGHS Member/Student Keynote Ticket - $20.00 (each)

Keynote Speakers

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