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Southampton Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies


Romantic Imports and Exports: 2013 BARS International Biennial Conference, University of Southampton, 25-28 July 2013.

We are proud to be hosting the 2013 BARS Conference in the ancient port city of Southampton, from which Henry V's invasion fleet, the Mayflower and the Titanic all set sail. Southampton became a spa town in 1740 and in the Romantic era it became a popular site for sea-bathing.  Since the 13th century, when it was known for the import of French wine in exchange for English cloth and wool, Southampton has been a thriving trading port (it did not deal in slaves; the Southampton Docks company was formed in 1835). The city is therefore an ideal location for a conference on Romantic Imports and Exports.

For further information please visit the BARS website.

BARS Conference 2013
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