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 2015 the conference was held at the University of St. Andrews. In recognition
of the tri-centenary of Louis XIV's death, the theme was Kingship. This was a great success.
The 2017 conference will be held at Durham Castle.The theme is 'Modernity and
The Society's Journal is Early Modern French Studies.
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, originally known
as Seventeenth-Century French Studies. Click here for more details.
We have made the decision to change the Society’s name, and
will implement this once we receive Charity Commission approval.