The Society brings together scholars and specialists with a particular interest in France in the
long seventeenth century, 1580-1740: literature, history, art, music, history of ideas and philosophy.
The Society organises an annual conference, lasting two or three days. In 2014
the conference will be held in Durham Castle, on 8-10 September, with the theme of ‘Literature and Society / Littérature
et Société’. The call for papers and full details will be sent to all members of the Society early
The Society's Journal, Seventeenth-Century French Studies, appears twice a year and is sent free
of charge to all members of the Society.
The Society's Journal, Seventeenth-Century French Studies, appears annually.
We have launched a programme of
annual bursaries to support members’ research.
These awards will be known as the Amy Wygant Bursaries, in memory of our late colleague and Editor
of the Society’s learned journal, Seventeenth-Century French Studies. Click here for more details.