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The first open-access digital encyclopaedia on sociability in Europe throughout the long-eighteenth century

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9-10 December 2021 - DIGITENS/GIS meetings & one-day workshop on the DIGIT.EN.S encyclopedia - BnF
More information soon.

April 2022 - Conference on Dance, Song, Music, Sociability 1750-1832 - Notre-Dame London University

Organiser: Mark Philp (University of Warwick)
For more information about the event and project, please visit this website.


25 March 2022 (to be confirmed) - One-day conference on the topic of "Nature and Sociability" - Bydgoczsz, Poland

Organisers: Jakub Lipsi (KWU), Karl Wood (KWU) & Tymon Adamczewski (KWU)

The event will examine issues such as the nature of sociability and its relation to the natural world, exploring aspects such as the natural backgrounds for sociable practices (gardens, parks, wilderness)

Organisers: Jakub Lipski (KWU), Tymon Adamczewski (KWU) & Karl Wood (KWU)


Mid-April 2022 – GIS ‘Sociabilités/Sociability’ Master’s Thesis Prize 2021
The GIS prize will reward a master's degree student for his/her work on a topic related to eighteenth-century sociability.

Organisers : Michèle Cohen, Valérie Capdeville, Alain Kerhervé & Kimberley Page-Jones

16 - 17 June 2022 - International conference: "Emotions and the City: Urban Sociability in Britain and France, c. 1650- c. 1850" organised by the GRHS and the GIS and sponsored by DIGITENS - Montreal (postponed)
This conference invites urban historians and historians of emotions to consider the connections between urban and emotional experiences in Europe during the long eighteenth century. We propose that these connections can best be explored through the lens of the history of sociability, as we will explore the ways in which ideals and practices of sociability helped to shape the emotional aspects of urban life.

Organisers : Pascal Bastien (UQAM) & Brian Cowan (MCG)


September 2022 - Conference on Women’s Sociable Practices and Political Agency in Eighteenth-century Europe – Warwick, London or Lyon (location to be confirmed)
This conference will examine the political potential of social and sociable practices and organizations for women in Europe

Organiser: Mark Philp (WAR) and Anne Verjus (ENS-Lyon)

22-23 September 2022 - International conference on Casanova and the Sociability of Spies, Impostors and Courtiers - Italy, University Chieti-Pescara
Provisional title: "Levantine Sociabilities in Europe in Giacomo Casanova’s time: Spies, impostors, courtesans and men of culture"
To examine Levantine sociabilities and its impact on society and more specifically fraudulent sociabilities, the relationships of tradesmen and businessmen, impostors and spies, men of culture, courtesans and libertines and the sociabilities of the dark shops: alchemists or scientists.

Organiser: Miriam Sette (Chieti-Pescara)

13-14 October 2022 - Conference on Sociability and Sporting Practices in the long Eighteenth century - Paris
Scientific event organised in partnership with the SERA (Société d’Etude du Romantisme Anglais)

Organisers: Alexis Tadié (SU) and Caroline Bertonèche (Université Grenoble Alpes)


November 2022 - Closing DIGITENS conference "Sociability on the Move" - Brest, University of Western Brittany

Final symposium to conclude the DIGITENS project and formally launch the DIGITENS encyclopedia
To show how examination of various unpublished collections during secondments, collaborative work between academic and non-academic institutions and digital resources used offer
a fresh perspective on concept of sociability.
To launch the DIGITENS encyclopedia and demonstrate its uses and relevance to non-academic and academic audiences.

Organisers: Valérie Capdeville (UP13), Alain Kerhervé (UBO), Kimberley Page-Jones (UBO), Mark Philp (WAR) & Adnana Sava (UBO)