Early Modern French Conference, 2017

11-13th September 2017, Durham Castle, UK

'Modernity and its Discontents'
« Malaise(s) dans la modernité »

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Society for Early Modern French Studies

The Society for Early Modern French Studies brings together scholars and specialists with a particular interest in France in the early modern period, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. It is interdisciplinary in scope, covering literature, history, art, music, history of ideas, theology, and philosophy.

Early Modern French Conference

The Society organises an annual conference. The 2017 conference will be held on September 11-13 at Durham Castle, on the theme ‘Modernity and its Discontents’.

The Journal

The Society’s Journal is Early Modern French Studies, which has two issues a year.

Amy Wygant Bursaries

We have launched a programme of annual bursaries to support members’ research. These awards are known as the Amy Wygant Bursaries, in memory of our late colleague and Editor of the Society’s learned journal.


To celebrate the formal re-launch of the Society, and its opening to specialists in the sixteenth and eighteenth century periods, new members who join the Society between 1st January and 30th June 2017 will benefit from a special discounted membership rate of £20. This will cover the period up to 1st September 2018, and new members will qualify to receive the two issues of the Journal in each of 2017 and 2018, as well as being eligible to submit a paper for the conferences in both of those years. Please join us as a member.