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Fonds - Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies fonds
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Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies fonds
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Also known as Fonds de la Societe Canadienne dʹetude du Dix‐huitieme Siecle.
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- Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
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1.02 m of textual records
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Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (1970-)
The Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies ("CSECS") was created in 1970 by academics from the University of Toronto, York University, McMaster University and Carlton University. At its first general meeting, held in Toronto on March 19th, 1971, CSECS approved a constitution stating that the purpose of the society was to advance, within Canada, the study of the culture and history of the eighteenth century in Europe and the New World, to encourage research on a broad inter-disciplinary basis and to acquaint students of the eighteenth century with Canadian scholarship in that field. To advance these purposes CSECS, inter alia, held annual general meetings, organised academic conferences and published the proceedings thereof, and took part in academic conferences organised by other academic and scholarly societies. Its executive and membership held positions in academic institutions throughout Canada. It solicited and received grants from such public organisations as the Secretary of State of the Government of Canada, the Canada Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. It also solicited grants from a variety of private sector organisations.
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The fonds consists of records generated by executive members of CSECS during the first nineteen years of the organisation's existence. The records relate to on-going administrative activities in areas such as membership and finance, to operational activities such as meeting and conference organisation, and to fundraising activities in support of both of these. The records are arranged in the following series: constitution; membership; executive correspondence; grant applications; conferences and annual general meetings; newsletters; financial; related societies; academic exchange programme; publications.
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The records were donated by George Knox, a former member of the CSECS executive, in 1992.
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- Alpha-numeric designations: BCAUL control number: UBCARCH-908
- General note: Some material is in French.